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categorically (adv)
/ˌkatəˈɡɒrɪk(ə)li/

In a way that is unambiguously explicit and direct

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anodyne
/ˈanədʌɪn/

1. (adj) Not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull
2. (n) A painkilling drug or medicine

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qualm (n)
/kwɑːm/

An uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one’s own conduct; a misgiving
A momentary faint or sick feeling

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vituperative (adj)
/vɪˈtjuːp(ə)rətɪv/

Bitter and abusive

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magisterial (adj)
/ˌmadʒɪˈstɪərɪəl

1. Having or showing great authority
Domineering; dictatorial
2. Relating to a magistrate (quan tòa)
(Of a person) holding the office of a magistrate

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apparent (adj)
/əˈpar(ə)nt/

1. Clearly visible or understood; obvious
2. Seeming real or true, but not necessarily so

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atypical (adj)
/eɪˈtɪpɪk(ə)l/

Not representative of a type, group, or class

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exacting (adj)
/ɪɡˈzaktɪŋ/

Making great demands on one’s skill, attention, or other resources

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incumbent
/ɪnˈkʌmb(ə)nt/

1. (adj) (incumbent on/upon) Necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility
2. (adj) (Of an official or regime) currently holding office
3. (adj) (Of a company) having a sizeable share of a market
4. (n) The holder of an office or post

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raconteur (n)
/ˌrakɒnˈtəː/

A person who tells anecdotes in a skilful and amusing way

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rancid (adj)
/ˈransɪd/

(Of foods containing fat or oil) smelling or tasting unpleasant as a result of being old and stale
Highly unpleasant; repugnant

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slight
/slʌɪt/

1. (adj) Small in degree; inconsiderable
(Especially of a creative work) not profound or substantial; rather trivial or superficial
2. (adj) (Of a person or their build) not sturdy; thin or slender
3. (v) Insult (someone) by treating or speaking of them without proper respect or attention
4. (v) Raze or destroy (a fortification)
5. (n) An insult caused by a failure to show someone proper respect or attention

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ribald (adj)
/ˈrɪb(ə)ld/

Referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent way

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besmirch (v)
/bɪˈsməːtʃ/

1. Damage (someone’s reputation)
2. Make (something) dirty or discoloured

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tarnish
/ˈtɑːnɪʃ/

1. (v) Lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
Make or become less valuable or respected
2. (n) Dullness of colour; loss of brightness
A film or stain formed on an exposed surface of a mineral or metal
Damage or harm done to something

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weariness (n)
/ˈwɪərɪnɪs/

1. Extreme tiredness; fatigue
2. Reluctance to see or experience any more of something