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Feigned

to give a false appearance of; to imitate so as to deceive

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Bantering

To speak to in a playful or teasing way

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Intimiation

An indirect suggestion; a slight suggestion or vague understanding

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Superilious

Feeling or showing haughty disdain; proud

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Apathetic

Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

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Languid

Lacking energy or vitality; weak

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Prodigality

Extravagant wastefulness; profuse generosity; extreme abundance; lavishness

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Credulity

A disposition to believe too readily

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Punctilious

Strictly attentive to minute details of form in action or conduct

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Labyrinth

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze

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disconcerting

To upset the self-possession of; ruffle

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Juxtapose

To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast

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Distrauht

Deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict

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Vestige

A visible trace, evidence, or sign of something that once existed but exists or appears no more

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Turgid

Excessively ornate or complex in style or language

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Contingency

An event that may occur but that is not likely or intended; a possibility

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Profusion

Abundance; lavish or unrestrained expense; extravagance

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Saunter

To walk at a leisurely pace; stroll

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Dilatory

Intended to delay; tending to postpone or delay

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Affront

An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult

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Inviolate

Not violated or profaned; intact

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Intermittent

Stopping and starting at intervals; periodic

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Presumptuous

Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward

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Incessant

Continuing without interrpution

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Pervaded

To be present throughout; permeate

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Amorphous

Lacking definite form; shapeless

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Adventitious

Not inherent but added extrinsically; accidental

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Superfluous

Being beyond what is required or sufficient

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Jaunty

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brist

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Sumptuous

A size or splendor suggesting great expense

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Facet

One of numerous aspects, as of a subject

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Vacuous

Devoid of matter; empty

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Cagey

Crafty; sly; cautious

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Brassy

Arrogant; bold

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sinewy

Muscular; strong

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Taut

Rigid; tense; orderly

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Grimaces

Pout; making a face

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Veritable

Genuine; real

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array

Display; assortment

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Ethereally

Delicately; heavenly

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Elusive

Inexplicable; sly

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Astute

Bright; intelligent

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Deliberation

Thought; review

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Placate

To calm; to soothe

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Impregnable

Invincible; impenetrable

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Forlorn

Depressed; miserable

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Prattle

Babble; chatter

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Furor

Commotion; disturbance; excitement; stir

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Latent

Hidden; potential; undevelopped

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Brooding

Moping; sighing; sulking; worrying

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Aplomb

Assurance; composure; confidence; poise

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Lucid

Clear; comprehensible; understandable

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Flouting

defying; ridiculing

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Ruddy

Reddish; rosy; flushed

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Effrontery

Rudeness; nerve; gall