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Abate

To lessen in intensity

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Urbane

Sophisticate, elegant

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Vilify

Defame, disparage, denigrate, deprecate

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Torpid

Lethargic, sluggish, dormant

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Stoic

Steadfast, unaffected by pleasure or pain

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Squalid

Sordid, dirty

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Contempt

To despise, to scorn

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Satire

Criticize with humor, or derision /contempt

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Redoubtable

Awe- inspiring

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Quaff

Drink deeply or heartily

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Putrefying

Rot, decay

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Prodigious

Abundant, extraordinary

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Primp

Tidy, preen

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Pious

Extremely reverent

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Pernicious

Extremely harmful

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Penurious

Penny-pinching, thrifty

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Odious

Evoke intense aversion

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Morose

Sullen, melancholy, sad

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Inveigled

Obtain by deception or flattery

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Incipient

Beginning to come into being, become apparent

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Impecunious

Without money

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Hyperbole

Exaggerated statement

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Harangue

Deliver tirade, long pompous speech

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Furtive

Stealth, covert, surreptitious

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Enigma

Mysterious

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Emollient

Mollify ESP to skin

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Ebullience

Lively, enthusiastic

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Demur

Question or oppose

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Dearth

Scarcity, lack

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Culpable

Deserving blame

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Penitent

Repent , regret

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Complaisance

Willingness to comply

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Chary

Wary, sparing

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Caustic

Corrosion

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Castigation

Criticism or punishment

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Canon

An Established set of principles

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Bucolic

Character of rural areas and their inhabitants

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Avarice

Greedy

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Adulation

Excessive praise

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Accolade

Praise, approbation

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Abate

To lessen

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Castigation

Severe criticism