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feign

pretend to be affected by

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supercilious

behaving or looking as though as though one thinks one is superior to others

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conscientious

wishing to do what is right, especially to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly.

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incredulous

unwilling or unable to believe something

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reciprocal

given, felt or done in return

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bantering

talk or exchange remarks in a good-humored teasing way

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complacent

showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements

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intimation

an indication or hint

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anon

soon; shortly

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Permeate

spread throughout something; pervade

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innuendo

an allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one

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Erroneous

Wrong; incorrect

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prodigality

an instance of spending money or resources without care or restraint

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vehement

showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate or intense

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cordial

warm and friendly

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corpulent

overweight or obese

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provincial

of or relating to the regions outside a city; often regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded

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credulity

a tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true

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cynical

believing that people are motivated by self interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity

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Ascertain

find out for certain; make sure of