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interminable

Endless

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coagulate

Cause a liquid to become solid or semisolid

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circumspect

Cautious, prudent; careful to consider the circumstances and consequences

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affectation

Fake behavior (such as in speech or dress) adopted to give a certain impression

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incongruous

Out of place, inappropriate; not harmonious

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mar

Damage, spoil, ruin

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presumptive

Based on inference or assumption; providing reasonable grounds for belief

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delimit

Fix, mark, or define the boundaries of

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prattle

Talk in an idle, simple-minded, meaningless, or foolish way; chatter, babble

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counterpoint

Contrasting item, opposite; a complement; the use of contrast or interplay in a work of art

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maxim

A general truth or fundamental principle, esp. expressed as a proverb or saying

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skittish

Shy, fickle, uncertain, or prone to act suddenly due to nervousness; lively in a restless or excessive way

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bonhomie

Friendliness, open and simple good heartedness

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winsome

Charming, engaging, esp. in a sweet and innocent way

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apposite

Highly appropriate, suitable, or relevant

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brandish

Shake, wave, or flourish, as a weapon

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cloy

Disgust or sicken (someone) with an excess of sweetness, richness, or sentiment

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elegiac

(Esp. a work of art) having a mournful quantity

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churlish

Rude in a mean-spirited and surly way

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curmudgeon

A bad-tempered or surly person