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Alacrity

Eager and enthusiastic willingness

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Clandestinely

Done secretly or kept secret, abscond

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Voracious

Insatiable appetite for activity, ravenous

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Truculent

Fierce and cruel, eager to fight

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Tortuous

Winding, excessively complicated, convolute

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Preclude

To prevent the presence or existence of

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Stymie

To block, to thwart

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Stupefy

To stun, baffle, amaze

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Sordid

Filth, grime, squalor, foul

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Solicit

Try to obtain something from someone

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Relegate

To forcibly assign to lower place or position

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Recant

To retract to previous belief

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Qualms

Misgiving, reservations, causes for hesitancy

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Prattle

To babble meaninglessly

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Perspicacious

Shrewd, astute

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Tenaciously

Firmly holding onto something

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Pertinacious

Resolute

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Peruse

Read with thoroughness or care

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Approbation

An expression of approval or praise

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Arduous

Strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort

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Ascetic

Austere, without adornment, strictly self-discipline avoid luxury

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Axiomatic

Self evident truth

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Censure

Rebuke severely

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Connoisseur

Expert, astute judgment, shrewd

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Disabuse

Undeceived , set right

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Effrontery

Presumptuous, disrespectful boldness

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Ennui

Dissatisfaction and restlessness result from boredom or apathy

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Exculpate

Exonerate, clear of blame

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Exigency

Urgency

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Extemporaneous

Improvise, done without preparation

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Filibuster

Intentional obstruction, ESP to delay legislative action

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Fulminate

Loudly attack/ denounce

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Ingenuous

Artless, frank and candid, lack sophistication

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Inured

Accustomed to accepting something undesirable

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Irascible

Easily angered

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Lucid

Clear, easily understood

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Nascent

Coming into being

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Neologism

A new word or senses

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Onerous

Troubling, burdensome

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Paean

A song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving

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Perfidy

Intentional breach of faith, treachery

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Cursory

Perfunctory

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Parody

A humorous imitation intended for ridicule

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Canonical

In agreement with accepted traditional standards