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alacrity

eager and enthusiastic willingness

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approbation

an expression of approval or praise

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effrontery

extreme boldness; presumptuousness

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exigent

urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention

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fulminate

to loudly attack or denounce

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inured

accustomed to accepting something undesirable

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irascible

easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts

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martial

associated with war and the armed forces

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noxious

harmful, injurious

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obviate

to anticipate and make unnecessary

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perfidy

intentional breach of faith; treachery

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precipitate (adjective)

acting with excessive haste or impulse

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relegate

to forcibly assign, especially to a lower place or position

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solicitous

concerned and attentive; eager

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stymie

to block; to thwart

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torque

a force that causes rotation

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truculent

fierce and cruel; eager to fight

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virulent

extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic

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burgeon

to grow rapidly or flourish

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canon

an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature

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cogent

appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing

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demur

to question or oppose

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disinterested

free of bias or self-interest; impartial

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emollient

soothing, especially to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smoothes the skin

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empirical

based on observation or experiment

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harangue

to deliver a forceful or angry speech; ranting speech or writing

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inveigle

to obtain by deception or flattery

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odious

evoking intense aversion or dislike

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penurious

penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous

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pernicious

extremely harmful in a way that is not easily seen or noticed