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partisan

a weapon having a blade with lateral projections mounted on the end of a long shaft. used chiefly in the 16th and 17th centuries: one who exhibits extreme or possible blind allegiance to a group

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pernicious

very destructive or harmful. deadly. baneful. detrimental

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covert

secret, concealed. clandestine. furtive. stealthy, derivates:covertly. convertness

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portent

a sign of forewarning:omen, warning: portentous
adj. momentous, having great significance

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galling

very irritating, vexing, bitter: gall n. bile. an irritant impudence. something bitter

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accord

agreement, state of harmony. concur: according adj. harmonious. agreeable

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wanton

immoral. lewd. licentious; wanton n. someone who is immoral or lewd

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virtuous

having excellent morals. righteous, ethical. noble

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disparage

to degrade. to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner. to belittle. disparagement n. the act of disparaging. something that casts a bad light

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profane

showing contempt toward sacred things; to violate. desecrate or defame

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entreaty

a plea, an earnest request, appeal: entreat v. the act of appealing or earnestly requesting

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utter

to express by speaking. to speak, emit, pronounce: utterance n. something spoken or pronounced

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idolatry

worship of idols, excessive devotion, obsession, mania

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repose

to lie or to be at rest: repose n. the state of being at rest. absence of movement, calm, peacefullness

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air

to make a public utterance, to verbalize or speak: airy adj. something that verbalizes of speaks

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baleful

destructive, deadly, malign, sinister, harmful

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intercede

to intervene and to act as a mediator, to arbitrate or interpose: intercession n. the act of intervening or mediating

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forsake

to quit or to leave entirely, to depart or to withdraw from; leave, desert, abandon; forsaken adj. something that has been deserted or abandoned

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chide

to voice disapproval, to scold, admonish, chasten, chastise,

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rancor

bitter deep-seated ill will, enmity, animosity, or antagonism

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discord

lack of agreement, tension, strife, contention, dissension

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submissive

yelling or surrendering oneself to the will of another: pliant, compliant amenable, obedient: submission an act or instance of submitting, yielding, or surrendering

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feint

a false appearance, a fake punch to occupy defenses allowing a real blow, a trick; feign to give a false appearance, to throw a fake punch

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dexerous

skillful and active with the hands: manually skillful, handy, dexterity n. skill or cleverness in using the hands or body

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disemble

to disguise, pretend to disguise the truth, give a false appearance, feign: dissembler n. someone who disguises or hides the truth

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beguile

to deceive, to mislead, to persuade with charm, to delude

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calamity

a serious event causing distress or misfortune, cataclysm, catastrophe

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perjury

false testimony under oath, bearing false witness, lying under oath

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ascend

to move upward to rise from a lower station, climb advance

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vexation

discomfort or distress: annoyance, nuisance, irritation. vex. to discomfort, annoy or irritate

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innundate

to cover with water, to flood, to overflow, to overwhelm. inundation. an overflow, a flood

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pensive

deeply thoughtful,meditative, reflective

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resolute

characterized by a decided purpose, staunch, steadfast, determined; resolution a formal expression of opinion or intention

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treachery

violation of faith: betrayal of trust, treason, disloyalty: treacherous adj. faithless, disloyal, treasonous

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supple

easily bent, elastic, pliable, resilient

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stark

harsh, grim or desolate, extremely simple or severe, dreary

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postration

a stretching out due to lacking vitality and being completely overcome: prostrate adj. completely overcome, falling down in submission

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lament

to mourn or to express sorrow in a demonstrative manner, to bemoan, to bewail; lamentable adj.,, mournful or sorrowful

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melancholy

depression or spirits, soberly thoughtful, pensive, despondent

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dirge

funeral hymn, lament, a slow mournful musical composition

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presage

something that foreshadows a future event. foreknowledge of the future. v. to predict, to foreshadow

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penury

extreme poverty, destitution, indigence, want

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dispatch

to send away with promptness or speed; quickness, haste, expediency

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cordial

courteous and gracious, friendly; n. strong, sweetened aromatic medicine, liqueur

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peruse

to read or to examine, to read with thoroughness or carem to observe careufully

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interred

placed in a grave or tomb, buried, buried hastily

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inauspicious

unfavorable, unfortunate, iill predictions, ill omen, contrary to your welfare

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engrossing

something that completely occupies or absorbs
preoccupies

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thwart

to effectively oppose or stop, to prevent the occurrence of, to frustrate baffle, foil

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rigor

strictness, severity, or harshness in dealing with people, full severity of the law