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heinous (adj)
/ˈheɪnəs/

(Of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked

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misconstrue (v)
/mɪskənˈstruː/

Interpret (a person’s words or actions) wrongly

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anoint (v)
/əˈnɔɪnt/

Smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony
(anoint something with) Smear or rub something with (any other substance)
Nominate or choose (someone) as successor to or leading candidate for a position

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bloviate (v)
/ˈbləʊvɪeɪt/

Talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way

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epigrammatic (adj)
/ˌɛpɪɡrəˈmatɪk/

In the style of an epigram; concise, clever, and amusing

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epigram (n)
/ˈɛpɪɡram/

A pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way

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epiphany (n)
/ɪˈpɪf(ə)ni/

A moment of sudden and great revelation or realization

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winsome (adj)
/ˈwɪns(ə)m/

Attractive or appealing in a fresh, innocent way

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debonair (adj)
/ˌdɛbəˈnɛː/

(Of a man) confident, stylish, and charming

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crestfallen (adj)
/ˈkrɛstfɔːlən/

Sad and disappointed

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brazen
/ˈbreɪz(ə)n/

1. (adj) Bold and without shame
2. (adj) Made of brass (đồng thau)
Harsh in sound
3. (v) Endure an embarrassing or difficult situation by behaving with apparent confidence and lack of shame

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foolhardy (adj)
/ˈfuːlhɑːdi/

Recklessly bold or rash

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untoward (adj)
/ʌntəˈwɔːd/

Unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient

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torrid (adj)
/ˈtɒrɪd/

1. Very hot and dry
Full of passion arising from sexual love
2. Full of difficulty
3. (Especially in financial contexts) characterized by intense activity; hard to contain or stop

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ebb
/ɛb/

1. (n) The movement of the tide out to sea
2. (v) (Of tidewater) move away from the land; recede
3. (v) (Of an emotion or quality) gradually decrease

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vex (v)
/vɛks/

1. Make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters
Cause distress to