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Wraith

An apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death
A visible spirit

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Abnegate

To refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.) reject; renounce

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Peremptory

Leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative
Imperious or dictatorial
Positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.

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Turbid

Not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like; clouded; opaque; obscured
Thick or dense, as smoke or clouds
Confused; muddled; disturbed

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Rebarbative

Causing annoyance, irritation, or aversion; repellant

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Compunction

A feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse

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Contrition

Sincere penitence or remorse

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Expiate

To atone for; make amends or reparation for

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Foible

A minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect

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Spurious

Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit
Of illegitimate birth; bastard

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Conjugal

Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of marriage

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Consanguine

Having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood

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Endogamous

Marriage within a specific tribe or similar social unit

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Filial

Of, pertaining to, or befitting a son or daughter
Noting or having the relation of a child to a parent

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Progenitor

A biologically related ancestor
A person or thing that first indicates a direction, originates something, or serves as a model; predecessor; precursor

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Scion

A descendent

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Vindicate

To clear, as from accusation, imputation, suspicion, etc.
To claim for oneself or another
To uphold or justify
To get revenge for; avenge

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Chortle

To chuckle gleefully

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Raillery

Good-humored ridicule; banter

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Flippant

Frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity