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Rectitude

the quality of moral integrity and honesty; PROBITY; righteousness, good character, decency, and strong moral principles. Honestly/morality/ honorableness

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Spate

a large number or amount of something; a series or succession/a large number number of things that happen in a short amount/period of time

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Soporific

causing or tending to cause feelings of drowsiness or sleepiness;something causing sleep or drowsiness;

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Prodigious(prod-ig-uus)

extraordinarily large in size, amount, or extent; enormous or extraordinary; huge; immense; vast

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Incongruous

lacking harmony; inconsistent or incompatible with something else; inconsistent; odd/bizarre; conflicting or DISSONANT(lacking harmony) or DISCORDANT; INHARMONIOUS(harmonious means balanced/well matched/compatible)

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Myopic

Shortsighted; lacking foresight; short-term thinking; narrow/small minded/unimaginative.

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Apoplectic(ap-o-plec-tic)

filled with rage; IRATE(enraged); extreme anger/very indignant; furious; livid; fuming/incensed

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Edify(ed-ify)

to instruct and lighten; to educate someone morally or intellectually.

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Acerbic

characterized by a bitter, cutting tone, CAUSTIC; sarcastically sharp and scathing(severely critical)/piercing; ACRIMONIOUS; MORDANT; VITRIOLIC(bitter criticism); RANCOROUS;

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Baleful

portending evil and harm; SINISTER(menacing/ominous) and forbidding; harmful; menacing; hostile; threatening; unfriendly; "giving someone a baleful look"

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Bellicose

demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight;warlike; BELLIGERENT(hostile and aggressive); antagonistic; quarralsome

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Trepidation

fear; apprehension; worry; nervousness

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Malevolent

having or showing a wish to do evil to others;evil minded

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Epitomize

to embody(represent) the essential characteristics of a trait; to typify (to be characteristic or a representative example of; represent; symbolize; illustrate; the essence or embodiment of something.

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Ephemeral

very brief; short-lived; temporary; momentary; lasting a short time; TRANSIENT; FLEETING(brief/short/lasting a short time)

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Ignominious

a condition of great public shame, dishonor, and humiliation; shameful; disgraceful; humiliating or embarrassing; bearing public shame and contempt; EMBARESS(CHAGRIN AND ABASH)