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Fractiousness (n.)

Inclined to make trouble; unruly; prone to disobedience and lack of discipline

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Feigned (v.)

To give a false appearance of; to imitate so as to decieve

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Exempt (adj.)

Free from an obligation, a duty, or a liability to which others are subject

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Bizarre (adj.)

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

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Bantering (v.)

To speak to in a playful or teasing way

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Complacency (n.)

A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with a unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy

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Intimation (n.)

An indirect suggestion; a slight suggestion or vague underestanding

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Desolate (adj.)

Devoid of inhabitants; deserted

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Supercilious (adj.)

Feeling or showing haughty disdain; proud

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Contiguous (adj.)

Sharing an edge or boundary; touching

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Apathetic (adj.)

Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

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Languid (adj.)

Lacking energy or vitality; weak

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Hauteur (n.)

Haugtiness in bearing and attitude; arrogance

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Prodigality (n.)

Extravagant wastefulness; profuse generosity; extreme abundance; lavishness

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Vehemently (adv.)

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid