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Aberration

a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome

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Accentuate

make more noticeable or prominent

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Banal

so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring

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Berate

scold or criticize (someone) angrily

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Cacophony

a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds

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Disgruntled

angry or dissatisfied

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Edict

an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority

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Fabricate

invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent

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Heinous

(of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked

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Incessant

(of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without pause or interruption

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Lethargic

affected by lethargy; sluggish and apathetic

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Modicum

a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable

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Negligent

failing to take proper care in doing something

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Oration

a formal speech, especially one given on a ceremonial occasion

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Pariah

an outcast

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Plethora

a large or excessive amount of (something)

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Revere

feel deep respect or admiration for (something)

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Satiate

to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully

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Surreptitious

kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of

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Zenith

the highest point reached by a celestial or other object