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Sporadic

Adjective
Occurring in irregular interval, or only in few places. Scattered or isolated.

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Divine Retribution

supernatural punishment of a person, a group of people, or all humanity by a deity in response to some human action

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Denizen

Noun
An inhabitant of a particular place, or British meaning a foreigner allowed certain right in the adopted country.

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Jauntily

Adjective
having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner

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Punctilious

Adjective
Showing great attention to detail or correct behavior

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Abstracted

Adjective
Showing a lack of concentration on what is happening around one

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Juxtapose

Verb
Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect

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Defunct

Adjective
No longer existing or functioning

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Vestige

Noun:
1. A trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists.
2. The smallest amount (used to emphasize the absence of something)

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Turgid

Adjective
1. Swollen and distended or congested
2. (of language or style) Tediously pompous or bombastic

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Affront

Noun:
An action or remark that causes outrage or offense.
Verb:
Offend the modesty or values of

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Reproach

Verb
Address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment.
Noun
The expression of disapproval or disappointment.

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Obstinate

Adjective
Stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so.
(of an unwelcome phenomenon or situation) Very difficult to change or overcome.

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Exultation

A feeling of extreme joy

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Laudable

Adjective
(of an action, idea, or goal) Deserving praise and commendation.

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Insidious

Adjective
Proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
Treacherous; crafty:

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Debauch

Verb
Destroy or debase the moral purity of; corrupt.
Noun
A bout of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures, esp. eating and drinking.

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Antecedent

Noun
A thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another.
Adjective
Preceding in time or order; previous or preexisting.

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Ingratiate

Verb
Bring oneself into favor with someone by flattering or trying to please them

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Perturb

Verb:
1. Make (someone) anxious or unsettled.
2. Subject (a system, moving object, or process) to an influence tending to alter its normal or regular state or path.

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Dilatory

Adjective
1. Slow to act.
2. Intended to cause delay