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Fastidious

marked by careful attention to details; METICULOUS; excessively particular, critical, or demanding; PAINSTAKING; EXACTING; PUNCTILIOUS; METICULUOUS; SCRUPULOUS;FINNICKY; showing great care and thoroughness

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Meteoric

similar to a meteor in speed, brilliance, or BREVITY; characterized by a sudden, very rapid rise or fall; rapid, quick, sudden; marked by quick success

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Cull

to select from a large quantity or collection; to select, choose, pick, take, gather, obtain. GLEAN(extract from various sources)

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Revulsion

a strong feeling of REPUGNANCE(disgust/contempt/antipathy) or disgust; a sense of disgust and loathing; AVERSION(dislike of/distaste for/ antipathy for); ABOMINATION; ABHORRENCE; ODIUM(enmity/disgust for); REPULSION

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Insipid

lacking flavor or interest, flat and BLAND; tasteless, bland, lacking flavor, weak; UNPALATABLE(unpleasant to taste/or difficult to tolerate or accept); LACKING VIGOR OR INTEREST; VAPID;ANEMIC; uninspired/HACKNEYED

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Snide

expressing disdain(contempt) in an insulting or contemptuous manner; DISPARAGING; DEROGATORY; DERISIVE; DEPRECATING; DENIGRATORY; insulting/mean/nasty remarks

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Succumb

to submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; to give up or give in; to yield, to give in/way, or surrender; to CAPITULATE(surrender/give in/yield/concede/cease resistance)

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Execrable

unequivocally detestable, abominable, and repulsive; extremely bad or unpleasant; LAMENTABLE; ATROCIOUS; EGREGIOUS(appalling/outrageous/outstandingly bad/shocking); awful, terrible, dreadful; DEPLORABLE(shocking(ly) bad, horrendous, ABOMINABLE); REPREHENSIBLE: ABHORRENT(repugnant/detestable); ODIOUS;

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Shrewd

marked by a mental alertness and clever calculation; ASTUTE; sharp, intelligent, clever, perceptive; ACUTE; SAGACIOUS; PERSPICACIOUS( smart/intelligent/discerning); PERCIPIENT((of a person) having a good understanding of things; perceptive.)

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Assiduous

characterized by being very diligent(industrious, hard working,careful, thorough), industrious, and hard working; showing great care; through, attentive to details, CONSCIENTIOUS(to show great care/attention and put in great effort), SEDULOUS, hard working mostly

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Autocratic

having absolute power; dictatorial and DESPOTIC(totalitarian, oppressive, draconian regime); DESPOT/AUTOCRAT(tyrant, oppressor, dictator) tyrannical, dictatorial, DRACONIAN(harsh and severe), totalitarian, iron fisted.

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Poignant

moving and heart rendering; deeply touching; touching, moving, sorrowful; sad and PLAINTIVE(mournful, sad, melancholy, wistful, piteous)

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Tactless

displaying a lack of consideration; thoughtless and INDISCREET; BOORISH(course/vulgar/bad mannered)/UNCOUTH; inconsiderate, discourteous; injudicious(unwise/showing a lack of judgement), imprudent; disrespectful; INDELICATE; INFELICITOUS(unfortunate/awkward/unfitting/inappropriate); INAPT(an unfitting remark/not suitable or appropriate in the circumstances./unsuitable/inappropriate)

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Deprecate

to show strong disapproval; to deplore, abhor, detest, disparage, denigrate, denounce, condemn, CENSURE(express severe disapproval), lambaste, rebuke, reproach, deplore and lament

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Anthropomorphic

characterized by attributing human characteristics to animals or inanimate things; having human characteristics; described or thought of as having a human form or human attribute

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Distraught

very upset; deeply agitated with emotional conflict or pain; worried, upset, distressed; OVERWROUGHT(tense, agitated, nervous, on edge)

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Aloof

RESERVED and detached; at a distant in feelings or interest; detached, unfriendly, unsociable, unforthcoming, remote; reserved, reticent, indifferent, disinterested; DISTANT

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Emulate

characterized by imitation; striving to equal or match; to rival or surpass

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Complicity

association or involvement in a wrongful act; the state of being involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing; COLLUSION, INVOLVEMENT, COLLABORATION, CONNIVANCE

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Discredit

to cast doubt on the reputation of a person or the EFFICACY(success/value/usefulness/effectiveness) of an idea; to be held in low esteem; to disgrace, dishonor, or stigmatize; IGNOMINY(shame humiliation) ;to cause loss or lack of reputation or respect; to give no credence, to disbelieve

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Discriminating

insightful; discerning, astute, shrewd, perceptive, JUDICIOUS[having, showing,good judgment.] (wise, sensible, prudent,PERCIPIENT); PERSPICACIOUS, selective, cultivated, cultured