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Scant


adjective ~ barely sufficient or adequate.

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Idiosyncratic

adjective ~ relating to idiosyncrasy; peculiar or individual.

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Caustic

adjective ~ sarcastic in a scathing and bitter way.

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Gumption

noun ~ shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness.

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Whence

adverb ~ from what place or source.

adverb ~ from which; from where.

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Piecemeal

adjective & adverb ~ characterized by unsystematic partial measures taken over a period of time.

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Egregious

adjective ~ outstandingly bad; shocking.

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Graduated

Verb
2. arrange in a series or according to a scale.

• mark out (an instrument or container) in degrees or other proportionate divisions.
"a thermometer graduated in Fahrenheit"

3. change (something, typically color or shade) gradually or step by step.
"the color is graduated from the middle of the frame to the top"

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Minutiae
(Plural - Minutia)

noun ~ a minute or minor detail —usually used in plural.
Plural: minutiae.

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Masochistic

adjective ~ enjoying an activity that appears to be painful or tedious.

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Bemoan

verb ~ express discontent or sorrow over (something).

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Benevolent

adjective ~ well meaning and kindly.

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Ardent

adjective ~ enthusiastic or passionate.

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Knavery

noun
1 a : rascality
b : a roguish or mischievous act

plural: knaveries.

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Knavish

adjective ~ dishonest or unscrupulous.