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Kinder

Means to arouse or ignite something

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Hasten

Speed up or move quickly

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Blatant

Describes something evident or noticeable

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Burnout

To be drained or tired of something

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Objective

To be unbiased or have personal preference

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Headstrong

To be determined not to follow orders or advice

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Cringe

To react towards something with discomfort with physical motion

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Domestic

Describing a person or thing that relates to home

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Frugal

To be careful with resources, to be cheap

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Curtail

To shorten a length or something

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Accolades

To honor, praise, or have high recognition

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Covert

Something not intended for public knowledge

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Abhor

To reject something or disapprove

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Mandate

An official order or decree

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Credible

Something believable or convincing

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Reprieve

A temporary relief or break from something

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Tedious

Something boring or repetitive

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Assortment

A collection of many things that differ

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Oblivious

Being unaware, ignorant

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Bolster

To encourage, to make more confident

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Abstract

Conceptual or irregular

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Conceptual

Pertaining to concepts or the forming of concepts

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Hampered

To hinder, make more difficult

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Cower

To cringe or move away from something in fear

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Tangent

To change or digression from current topic

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Nullify

To make something invalid or cancel

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Tangible

To be able to touch or hold, something material

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Absolution

To pardon and forgive a wrongful deed or act

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Abrogate

To formally end and agreement or contract

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Temper

To alleviate or soothe or soften

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Plethora

An abundance of, large or excessive amount

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Tentative

To be apprehensive, cautious, or hesitant

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Retaliation

To harm someone for harming you

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Admonish

To warn, to caution or advise against

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Diatribe

Abusive criticism

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Tirade

A prolonged out burst of bitter outspoken denunciation

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Memento

Something special that is kept