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agitate

unsettle; disturb

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almoner

a functionary or agent who distributes alms or charity

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articulate - adj.

endowed with the power of speech

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ascertain

to determine; to define by removing obscurity or ambiguity

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atrocious

exceptionally bad; abominable

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audacious

recklessly daring; bold; unrestrained by propriety; insolent

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avent

turn away

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besmirch

stain; sully

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bias - v.

to influence in a particular, typically unfair, direction

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clandestine

kept or done in secret, often to conceal an illicit or imprope rpurpose

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copse

dense growth of shrubs or trees

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credulous

disposed to believe too readily

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delirious

disordered in mind, especially temporarily

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distrait

inattentive or preoccupied because of anxiety; pensive

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dominate

to control or govern by superior authority or power

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dupe

an easily deceived person

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extinct

no longer existing or living; o longer active

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exultant

marked by great joy or jubliation

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fiendish

extremely wicked or cruel; mostrous

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forfeit

to surrender, be deprived of, or give up the right to

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furtive

characterized by stealth; surreptitious

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incessant

continuing without interruption

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indelibly

impossible to remove, erase, or wash away

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indescreet

lacking good sense or sound judgment

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inexplicable

difficult to understand or account for

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interrogate

to examine by questioning

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intimate - adj.

very personal

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ironical

meaning the contrary of what is expressed

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languid

lacking in energy or vitatlity

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legacy

money or property bequeathed to another by will

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onerous

imposing hardship or stain; burdensome

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pacify

to ease the anger or agitation of

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paroxysm

a sudden outburst of emotion or action

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propitious

presenting favorable circumbstances; auspicious

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purloin

steal; filch

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quarry - 1

an open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained

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quarry - 2

an object of pursuit; a hunted a animal

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quest

the act or an instance of seeking or pursuing something; a search

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residue

the remainder of an estate after all claims, debts, and bequests are satisfied

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reticent

restrained; reluctant; unwilling

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rueful

causing, feeling, or expressing sorrow or regret

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sinister

suggesting or threatening evil or disater

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somber

serious; dismal

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steadfast

fixed or unchanging

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supersede

to take the place of; to displace as inferior or antiquated

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tenacity

firmness of hold, retentiveness, cohesiveness, or persistence

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terminate

to come to an end; conclude

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unmitigate

without qualification or exception

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vehemence

intensity of expression, emotion, or conviction

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wily

cunning