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Miscreant

Depraved, villainous, or base
Heretic, infidel

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Interloper

Person who interferes or meddles in the affairs of others
Person who intrudes into a region, field, or trade without a proper license

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Histrionic

Of or pertaining to actors or acting
Deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic, in behavior or speech

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Congenial

Agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character

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Scurrilous

Grossly or obscenely abusive
Characterized by or using low buffoonery; coarsely jocular or derisive

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Panned

(v.) To criticize severely, as in a review of a play

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Bemuse

To bewilder or confuse (someone)

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Chagrin

Feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation

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Relativism

Any theory holding that criteria of judgment are relative, varying with individuals and their environments

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Malfeasance

The performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing

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Nepotism

Patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics

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Supercilious

Haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or facial expression

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Ignominy

Disgrace; dishonor; public contempt; shameful or dishonorable quality or conduct or an instance of this

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Acrid

Sharp or biting to the taste or smell
Extremely or sharply stinging or bitter; exceedingly caustic

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Mellifluous

Sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding
Flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey

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Strident

Making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking

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Circuitous

Roundabout; not direct

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Detritus

Rock in small particles or any other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice
Any disintegrated material; debris

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Punctilious

Extremely attentive to punctilios; strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions

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Waggish

Like a wag; Roguish in merriment and good humor; jocular