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Denouement

The outcome following a series of complicated events

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Perspicuous

Clearly sighted, insightful

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Shanghai

Swindle in a coercive manner

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Perfunctory

Lack of enthusiasm and attention to detail

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Apocryphal

Of questionable authenticity

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Transfix

Render motionless due to horror; impale or pierce

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Sublime

Vaporize from solid

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Petrichor

The earthy smell after rain

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Denigrate

1) Play down, belittle;
2) Slander, smear, besmirch, asperse

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Denizen

Someone originating or residing in a particular place

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Trope

A metaphor or a motif

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Indefatigable

Persisting tirelessly

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Forestall

Act in advance of someone in order to prevent their action

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Plight

A dangerous, difficult, and unfortunate situation

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Coterie

A small group of people with shared interests and tastes that is exclusive of others

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Engender

To cause or give rise to

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Machinate

To plot, scheme

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Mendacity

Untruthfulness

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Contrition

The state of feeling remorseful and penitent

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Persecution

Hostility or ill treatment of someone due to their race, politics, or religion

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Trumpet

Blow one's own trumpet: boast

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Spate

A large number of similar events happening in short time frame

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Paucity

Scarcity

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Tenuous

Weak and slight

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Deleterious

Causing harm or damage

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Preponderance

Being greater in number

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Desultory

Random

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Rambunctious

Noisy and lacking discipline

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Parsimonious

Stingy

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Sanctimonious

Excessively or hypocritically pious

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Wharf

A dock or pier. A platform built from the shore into the water, often supported by piles

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Foil

Enhance by contrast 绿叶衬红花中的绿叶