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felonious

treacherous, base

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mendicant

a beggar

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obeisance

a bow or gesture expressing deep respect

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onus

a burden, responsibility

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harlequin

a clown

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imprecation

a curse

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imbroglio

a difficult or confusing situation

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dolt

a dull, stupid person

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charlatan

a fake

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calumnny

a false accusations, clander

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libel

a false statement in written form

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canard

a false story

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lassitude

a feeling of weakness and weariness

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deluge

a flood, rush

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folly

a foolish action

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harpy

a greedy person, a nagging woman

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gaff

a hook

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effigy

a likeness, an image

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fracas

a loud quarrel

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flair

a natural talent

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nonage

a period of immaturity

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gadfly

a person who annoys others

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mountebank

a phont, fraud

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matric

a place of origin

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junket

a pleasure trip, excursion

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effusion

a pouring out, uncontrolled display of emotion

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cavalcade

a procession, sequence of events

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incursion

a raid, invasion

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iconoclast

a rebel, one who breaks tradition

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entreaty

a request, plea

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dearth

a scarcity

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nomenclature

a set of names or terms

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lampoon

a sharp, often harmful satire

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laggard

a slow person, one who falls behind

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modicum

a small amount

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empetus

a stimulus, moving force

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martinet

a strict disciplinarian

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ignoramus

a stupid person

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foray

a sudden attack

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excise

a tax OR to cut out or off

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knave

a tricky, deceitful person

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conveyance

a vehicle

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nabob

a very wealthy or powerful person

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foreboding

a warning, omen

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foible

a weakness, minor fauly

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farcical

absurd, ridiculous

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concomitant

accompanying, attending

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inured

accustomed too

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lissome

agile, moving gracefully

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concord

agreement

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hermetic

airtight

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droll

amusing in an odd way

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lout

an awkward, stupid person

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contretemps

an embarrasing occurrence

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factotum

an employee who can do all kings of work

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facsimile

an exact copy

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fop

an excessively vain man

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encomium

an expression of high praise