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arduous

strenuous, taxing; requiring significant effort

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assuage

to ease or lessen to appease or pacify

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austere

without adornment; bare

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axiomatic

taken as a given; self-evident truth

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canonical

following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards (noun= canon)

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censure

to criticize severly

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discordant

conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

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ennui

dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy

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equivocate

to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent

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exigent

urgent

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extemporaneous

improvised

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filibuster

intentional obstruction, i.e. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action

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fulminate

to loudly attack or denounce

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magnanimity

being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving

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martial

associated with war and armed forces

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mundane

typical of or concerned with the ordinary

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nebulous

vague; cloudy; lacking defined form

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noxious

harmful, injurious

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obtuse

lacking sharpness of intellect

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paean

a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving

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parody

a humorous imitation intended for ridicule

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Perennial

happening repeatedly

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Perfidy

intentional break of faith (adj= perfiduous)

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Precipitate

acting with excessive haste or impulse

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predilection

a disposition in favor of something; preference

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prescience

foreknowledge of events

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prevaricate

deliberately avoid the truth

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qualms

misgiving; reservations; causes for hesitancy

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recant

to retract, esp. a previously held belief

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refute

to disprove

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relegate

to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position

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reticent

quiet; reserved

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solicitous

concerned and attentive

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sordid

characterized by filth; foul

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sporadic

occurring only occasionally

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squander

to waste by spending or using irresponsibly

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stupefy

to stun, baffle or amaze

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torque

a force that causes rotation

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tortuous

winding, twisting; excessively complicated

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truculent

fierce and cruel

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virulent

extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic

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voracious

having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit