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pallid

Abnormally pale (as skin); lacking colt or vitality

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sallow

Sickly yellow in color

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dogmatic

Held by a system if principles laid down by an authority; established belief

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mirth

Jollity, merriment; amusement or laughter

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ford

Place where a river r similar body of water is shallow enough to walk or ride a vehicle across (noun); to cross at such a place (verb)

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burnish

Polish, make smooth and lustrous

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primacy

The state of being first or most important

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sedulous

Persevering, persistent, diligent in one's efforts

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assiduous

Diligent in nature

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grating

Irritating; harsh or discordant (of a noise); scraping

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quandary

Uncertainty or confusion about what to do, dilemma

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discrete

Separate, distinct, detached, existing as individual parts

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accretion

Gradual increase; an added part or addition

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normative

Implying or attempting to establish a norm; expressing value judgments or telling people what to do (rather than merely describing that which is happening)

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insular

Pertaining to an island; detached, standing alone; narrow-minded, provincial

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solecism

Nonstandard use of grammar or words; mistake, esp in etiquette

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strategem

Military maneuver to deceive or surprise; crafty scheme

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hackneyed

So commonplace as to be stale; not fresh or original

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rarefied

Lofty, very high up or elevated (in a metaphorical way); exclusive, select; thin, pure, or less dense (as air at the top of a mountain)

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frugal

Economical, thrifty, not wasteful with money; inexpensive

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pious

Devout; religiously reverent and dutiful

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largesse

Generosity, the giving of money or gifts (esp. with the implication that the giver is a bit superior to the recipient)

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verisimilar

Having the appearance of truth, probable