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Aberration

A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.

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Abhorrent

Inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant

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Allegory

A story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

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Allusion

An expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

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Anxiety

A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.

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Atavism

The reappearance in an individual of characteristics of some remote ancestor that have been absent in intervening generations.

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Consciousness

The state of being aware of and responsive to one's surroundings.

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Debased

Reduced in quality or value.

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Degenerate

Having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing evidence of decline.

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Depraved

Morally corrupt; wicked.

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Duality

Simultaneously holding two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas or values

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Duplicity

Dishonest talk or behaviour.

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Epistolary

Relating to the writing of letters.

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Ethics

Moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity.

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Eugenics

The science of improving a population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics.

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Feral

In a wild state, especially after escape from captivity or domestication.

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Genre

A style or category of something

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Metamorphosis

The process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.

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Perversion

Distortion or corruption of the original course, meaning, or state of something.

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Professional

Worthy of or appropriate to a professional person; competent, skilful, or assured.

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Respectability

The quality of being socially acceptable.

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Restraint

A measure or condition that keeps someone or something under control.

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Savage

Fierce, violent, and uncontrolled.

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Subconscious

Of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one's actions and feelings.

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Suppression

Putting an end to something

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Supernatural

Something beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.

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Unorthodox

Contrary to what is usual, traditional, or accepted

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Victorian

A person who lived during the reign of Queen Victoria