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discombobulate

be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; cause to be confused emotionally

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visceral

relating to or affecting the viscera; obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation

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penchant

a strong liking

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vociferous

conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry

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bridle

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control; respond to the reins, as of horses; put a bridle on

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rueful

feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

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rankle

gnaw into; make resentful or angry

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disaffection

disloyalty to the government or to established authority; the feeling of being alienated from other people

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dispirited

marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm; low in spirits

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disquiet

the trait of seeming ill at ease; a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments; disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

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sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful; inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; a blood

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askance

(used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy; adv. with a side or oblique glance; with suspicion or disapproval

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ebullient

joyously unrestrained

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protestation

a strong declaration of protest; a formal and solemn declaration of objection

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inure

cause to accept or become hardened to; habituate

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deification

the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god); an embodiment of the qualities of a god; the condition of being treated like a god

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lionize

assign great social importance to

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irresolute

uncertain how to act or proceed

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adulatory

obsequiously complimentary

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covetous

showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

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fealty

the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)

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automaton

a mechanism that can move automatically;someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way