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Adversity (n)

great trouble or difficulty

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Altruistic (adj)

showing an unselfish concern for others; generous

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Animosity (n)

hatred; ill-will

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Antagonism (n)

hatred or hostility

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Avaricious (adj)

greedy

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Baneful (adj)

causing ruin; harmful; deadly

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Bellicose (adj)

of a quarrelsome nature; eager to fight; warlike; belligerent

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Benevolent (adj)

giving freely and easily to others; charitable; kind

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Captious (adj)

made for the sake of quarreling; quibbling

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Conflagration (n)

a huge fire, an inferno

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Confounding (adj)

puzzling; baffling

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Congenial (adj)

kind

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Convivial (adj)

sociable, outgoing in a festive way

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Cordial (adj)

warm and friendly; amiable

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Cryptic (adj)

hidden; hard to understand; mysterious; obscure

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Detrimental (adj)

harmful

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Devious (adj)

dishonest or deceptive; tricky

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Disputatious (adj)

likely to dispute or argue

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Frugal (adj)

careful with money; thrifty; not prodigal or wasteful

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Gregarious (adj)

sociable, outgoing

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Iniquitous (adj)

showing a lack of fairness; wicked; vicious

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Levity (n)

lightheartedness; carefree disposition, particularly when not appropriate

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Labyrinth (n)

a maze from which it is very hard to extricate or free oneself

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Largess (n)

generous giving

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Miserly (adj)

careful with how money is spent; thrifty

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Munificent (adj)

very generous

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Parsimonious (adj)

overly thrifty or miserly

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Penurious (adj)

stingy; relating to great poverty

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Polemical (adj)

inclined to argue or debate; controversial

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Precarious (adj)

dangerous or risky; uncertain

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Predator (n)

one who takes advantage or, exploits or feeds on another

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Prodigal (adj)

wasteful

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Pugnacious (adj)

war-like; eager to fight; belligerent

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Quagmire (n)

a difficult or troubling situation; a swampy ground, bog, mire

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Quandary (n)

a dilemma; a confusing or puzzling situation

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Thrifty (adj)

showing care with how money and resources are spend or used

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Turbulence (n)

great unrest; turmoil or disorder

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Turmoil (n)

a difficult situation; great unrest