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Implacable

characterized by a relentless hatred that cannot be appeased; merciless and unforgiving; unable to be placated; relentless; ruthless

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Impugn

to attack or ASSAIL with words; to verbally challenge something as false or wrong; to challenge, question, or dispute

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Polemic(pol-emic)

a controversial argument often published as an essay or pamphlet attacking a specific opinion or doctrine; a controversy or argument; INVECTIVE: TIRADE:

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Perfidious

characterize by treacherous and deceitful behavior; traitorous; deceitful; duplicitous; disloyal/unfaithful

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Cursory

performed in a hasty and superficial( manner without attention to details; superficial; hasty; PERFUNCTORY(carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection); DESULTORY; half done/hasty/incomplete

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Galvinize

to energize and stir into action; to arouse; shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action; to motivate or invigorate; to IMPEL; to startle into sudden activity

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Extemporize

to perform without preparation; to improvise; done without preparation

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Taciturn

reserved and not talkative; laconic; speaking very little; talkative; quiet; RETICENT

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Unambiguous

clear and precise; exhibiting no uncertainty; CATEGORICAL

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Consternation

a sudden and alarming amazement that results in confusion and dismay; sudden confusion; panic; feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.; dismay; shock; PERTURBATION(agitation); astonishment/ amazement

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Portend

to serve as an omen or warning; to foreshadow danger; a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen; HERALD/signify

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Inscrutable

very hard to figure out; incomprehensible; unfathomable; ENIGMATIC:ARCANE:ABSTRUSE: mysterious; impossible to understand or interpret; difficult to understand

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Crystallize

to take definite form or shape; to solidify; to give definite or concrete form to; to take on a definite form

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Puerile(pue-ril)

childish, immature, and silly; CALLOW(naive/immature/inexperienced); TRIVIAL; INANE(silly/stuiped/pointless); FATUOUS; ASININE(mindless/senseless): FRIVOLOUS
i.e. making puerile requests

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Profligate

characterized by SQUANDERING(wasting) time and money; extremely wasteful; PRODIGAL(wastefully extravogant(spending lots of money))or a LICENTIOUS(degenerate/shamelessly immoral) person

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Foreboding

a strong inner feeling or premonition(a strong feeling that something is about to happen) of future misfortune; fearful apprehension; a feeling that something bad will happen; anxiety; trepidation; apprehension; unease

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Irascible

easily angered; PRONE to outbursts of temper; hot/short tempered; irritable; CANTANKEROUS

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Indulgent

characterized by excessive generosity; overly lenient and tolerant; easygoing;compassionate; understanding; FORBEARING(restrained/tolerant/patient) and kind

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Pedantic

characterized by being OSTENTATIOUS(showy) in displaying one's knowledge; bookish; tending to show off one's learning; over-scrupulous;FASTIDIOUS(very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail); punctilious/meticulous; worried about exactness of something

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Officious

describes someone who acts more official than they actually are; annoyingly meddlesome; meddling/interfering/overzealous/overbearing/intrusive

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Panacea

a cure all; an answer for all problems

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Impel

to drive, force, or urge (someone) to do something; EXHORT

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Nebulous

unclear; vague;hazy;cloudy; ambiguous; indefinite; OPAQUE

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Cantankerous

irritable/cranky; bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.