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Fastidiousness

Critical, demanding

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Prolixity

Boring verbosity

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Moribound

Near death

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Ascendant

Ruling, dominant

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Needling

To prod someone into action

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Vassal

Servant, a person granted use of land (royal)

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Malinger

Pretend illness

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Cerebrate

To think about

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Mien

Showing character

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Adroit

Skillful

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Penitent

Expressing sorrow

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Fretful

Quick to fret, peevish

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Ecumenical

General

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Avow

Acknowledge, to declare

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Recidivist

Relapse into crime

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Opulence

Wealth, riches

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Recrimination

Counter charge

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Apotheosis

Elevation to the rank of god

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Belligerence

Act of war

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Aggrandizing

To make grand

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Bluster

To roar, show off

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Exalted

To raise in rank or character

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Delectable

Delicious

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Intuit

Receive by intuition

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Tantamount

Equivalent in value

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Proptiatory

Intend to appease

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Malfeasance

Wrongdoing

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Vestige

Visible evidence of something no longer present

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Habiliments

Clothing

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Iridescent

Lustrous colors

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Drab

Dull

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Macabre

Gruesome

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Melliflous

Sweetly

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Cad

Dishonorable towards woman

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Solecism

Breach of good manners

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Proscribe

To denounce or condemn

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Patois

Regional form of language

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Consternation

Dismay

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Equanimity

Calmness, emotional stability

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Diffidence

Lacking confidence in oneself

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Canard

A false rumor

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Wheedling

To influence a person by smooth words

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Freewheeling

Moving about freely, irresponsibly

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Verdant

Green with vegetation

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Unremitting

Not slackening

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Voluble

Talkative

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Frisson

Sudden excitement

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Panegyric

Formal praise

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Marring

To damage or spoil

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Covetousness

Greedy

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Maven

An expert, conoisseur

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Tyro

Novice

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Credulity

Gullible

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Fabulists

A liar (creates fables)

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Sage

A wise person

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Prevaricator

A liar

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Raconteur

Skilled in relating stories

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Genial

Pleasantly cheerful

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Pedantic

Show off in learning

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Evinced

To prove

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Doggerel

Rude, crude, poor

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Doughty

Courageous

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Heady

Intoxicating, clever, impetuous

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Kinship

Familial relationship

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Largess

Generous bestowal of gifts

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Legerdemain

Sleight of hand

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Ingenuousness

Genuine, artless

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Recalcitrant

Stubborn, hard to deal

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Abstemious

Sparing eating or drinking (diet)

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Monolithic

Consisting of one piece

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Pleonasm

Redundant word

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Scintilla

A minute particle, a small amount

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Pallet

Makeshift bed

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Minatory

Threatening, menacing

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Insularity

Detached, isolated (island)

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Countermand

To revoke or cancel

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Iniquitous

Wicked, sinful

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Unheralded

Appearing without warning

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Clangor

Loud, resonant sound

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Deleterious

Harmful, injurious

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Auspicious

Promising success, favorable

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Erstwhile

Former

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Noisome

Disgusting odor

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Undulating

To move with sinuous motion

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Gainsay

To deny, dispute

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Eschews

To avoide

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Abnegates

To refuse or deny oneself

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Impetus

Impulse, stimulus

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Filched

To steal

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Elucidate

To make clear

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Commingling

To mix together

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Commutation

Substituting one thing to another

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Plenary

Full, complete, entire

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Adduce

To bring forward as evidence

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Colloquium

A conference to present paper

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Conferment

To consult together

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Symposium

Conference to discuss subject

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Cloistered

Secluded from the world

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Mirth

Amusement or laughter

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Insouciance

Lack of care or concern

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Continence

Self restraint or abstinence

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Fiat

Sanction, an order

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Calumniating

To make false statements

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Quagmire

Situation which extrication is difficult; anything soft

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Morass

Marshy ground

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Climacteric

Critical period

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Despondence

Loss of hope, dejection

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Imputing

To attribute or ascribe

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Grousing

To grumble, complain

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Convulsing

To shake violently

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Imbibing

To consume liquid

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Fracas

A noisy fight, uproar

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Colloquy

Dialogue, a conference

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Callow

Immature or inexperienced

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Facile

Moving, acting with ease

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Piquant

Pungent in taste, stimulating

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Insipid

Bland

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Zesty

Piquant, full of zest (enjoyment)