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esoteric

Intended to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.

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Digress

Leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writing

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Tenable

Able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection; Justifiable

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Impugned

Dispute the validity; Call into question

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Sustenance

Nourishment

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Raiment

Clothing

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Reconnaissance

Military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features.

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Flotsam

Wreckage

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Disposition

A person's inherent qualities of mind and character

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Cantankerous

Bad-tempered

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Churlish

Rude in a mean-spirited and surly way

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Benevolent

Well-meaning; Kind-hearted

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Stature

Importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement

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Robust

Strong and healthy; Vigorous

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Irascible

Having or showing a tendency to be easily angered

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Corrosive

Causing harm

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Disingenuous

Not candid or sincere; Dishonest

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Phlegmatic

Having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition

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Wistful

Having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing; Nostalgic

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Witty

Showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor

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Cynical

Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.

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Resilient

Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions

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Deft

Neatly skillful and quick in one's movements

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Languid

Slow and relaxed

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Omnipotent

Able to do anything

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Contempt

The feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn

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Tentative

Not certain or fixed; provisional

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Whimsical

Playfully fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way

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Callous

Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

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Remiss

Lacking care or attention to duty

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Impetuous

Acting or done quickly and without thought or care(Impulsive)

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Gaudy

Extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless; TOO SHOWY

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Precursor

A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind;
Predecessor

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Curative

Able to be cured

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Dissent

Hold opinions that are at different with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.

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Divisive

Ending to cause disagreement or hostility between people

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Chicanery

The use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose

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Lassitude

Lack of energy

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Remonstrance

A forcefully reproachful protest

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Reproach

Address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment.

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Stringent

Strict, precise, exacting

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Obtrusive

Noticeable or prominent in an unwelcome or intrusive way.

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