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prodigious

Extraordinarily large, impressive

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egregious

Extraordinarily or conspicuously bad; glaring

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viscid

Thick, adhesive, or covered in something sticky

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laudable

Worthy of praise

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abscond

Depart suddenly and secretively

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paucity

Scarcity, the state of being small in number

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imminent

Ready to occur, impending

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precursor

Something that comes before, esp. something that also announces or suggests something on its way

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gradation

A progression, a process taking place gradually, in stages; one of these stages

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quibble

Make trivial arguments or criticisms, find faults in a petty way, esp. to evade something more important

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exhaustive

Comprehensive, thorough, exhausting a topic or subject, accounting for all possibilities; draining, tending to exhaust

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predisposed

Having an inclination or tendency beforehand; susceptible

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qualified

Modified, limited, conditional on something else

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gouge

Scooping or digging tool, like a chisel, or a hole made with such tool; cut or scoop out; force out a person's eye with one's thumb; swindle, extort money from

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precipitate

Cause to happenm suddenly or prematurely; fling, plunge, or hurl down