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impudent

not showing due respect for another person

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rampage

move through a place in a violent and uncontrollable manner

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arete

a sharp mountain ridge

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gullible

easily persuaded to believe something

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propound

put forward (an idea or theory) for consideration by others

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ridge

a long narrow hilltop or mountain range

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hermit

a person living in solitude (being alone)

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humility

humbleness

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mandate

an official order or commission to do something

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conservative

averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values

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averse

having a strong dislike of or opposition to something

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comply

act in accordance with a wish or command

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courtesy

the showing of politeness in one's attitudes and behaviours to others

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excruciating

intensely painful

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mortified

embarrassed; ashamed

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nostalgic

feeling, evoking, or characterized by nostalgia

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minuscule

extremely small

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attribute (noun)

a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something

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attribute (verb)

regard something being caused by

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appalling

awful, terrible

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concede

admit or agree that something is true AFTER first denying or resisting it

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confess

admit that one has committed a crime or done something wrong

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glamour

an attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing

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surmise

suppose/supposition that something is true without having evidence to confirm it

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contemplate

look thoughtfully for a long time at

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petty

of little importance; trivial

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trivial

of little value or importance

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shiver

shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited

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crouched

adopt a position where the knees are bent and the upper body is brought forward and down, typically in order to avoid detection or to defend oneself

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grin

smile broadly

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glint

give out or reflect small flashes of light

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stricken

seriously affected by an undesirable condition or unpleasant feeling

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gleam

shine brightly, especially with reflected light

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arrogant

having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities

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fury

wild or violent anger

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tremble

shake involuntarily, typically as a result of anxiety, excitement, or frailty

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frailty

the condition of being weak and delicate

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agonise

undergo great mental anguish through worrying about something

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anguish

severe mental or physical pain or suffering

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moan

a long, low sound made by a person expressing physical or mental suffering or sexual pleasure

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gasp

catch one's breath with an open mouth, owing to pain or astonishment
sob-cry noisily, making loud

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sob

cry noisily, making loud, convulsive gasps

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convulsion

a sudden, violent, irregular movement of the body, caused by involuntary contraction of muscles and associated especially with brain disorders such as epilepsy, the presence of certain toxins or other agents in the blood, or fever in children.

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rectify

to correct

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endorse

declare one's public approval or support of

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ruthless

having or showing no pity or compassion for others

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liberal

willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; open to new ideas

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egalitarian (adj)

believing in or based on the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.

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compassion

sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others

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sympathy

feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune

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extravagantly

lacking restraint in spending money or using resources

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humanitarianism

the idea that it is a persons duty to be concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare

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alleged

said, without proof

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despot

a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way

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resuscitation

revive from unconsciousness or apparent death

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breadth

the distance or measurement from side to side of something; width

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gauge (verb)

estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of

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persecution

harassment/discrimination

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rampant

widespread

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chiefly

mainly