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deft

neatly skillful and quick in one's movements

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nascent

just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential

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coalesce

come together and form one mass or whole

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venality

the quality of being open to bribery or overly motivated by money

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objurgation

a harsh reprimand or criticism

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prescient

having or showing knowledge of events before they take place

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vestigial

forming a very small remnant of something that was once much larger or more noticeable

He felt a vestigial flicker of anger from last night.

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equivocation

the use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth or to avoid committing oneself; prevarication.

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polemical

of, relating to, or involving strongly critical, controversial, or disputatious writing or speech

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portentous

done in a pompously or overly solemn manner so as to impress

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posturing

behave in a way that is intended to impress or mislead others

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obviate

remove, avoid, prevent