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Redress

Remedy

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Anomalous

Deviating from common order, abnormal

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Obsequious

Servile compliance, obedient, dutiful

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Didactic

Instructive

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Truncate

Shorten, cut short

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Abstemious

Moderate/sparing in eating

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Bombastic

(Of speech, writing) High sounding, inflated, pretentious

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Senescent

Growing old, aging

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Pernicious

Causing harm or ruin

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Catholic

Roman church, universal in extent

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Objurgation

Berate sharply

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Effusive

Unduly demonstrative, overflowing

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Umbrage

Offense, to take

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Vicissitude

A change during the life of something

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Contentious

Tending to argument or strife

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Obeisance

a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow, curtsy, or other similar gesture. Show obeisance to king.

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Assiduous

Continuous, unremitting (reading)

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Duplicity

Double dealing, being deceitful by saying two things to two different people about the same subject.

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Insouciant

Free from worry, nonchalant

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Myrmidon

(lowercase) . a person who executes without question or scruple a master's commands. Classical Mythology . one of the warlike people of ancient Thessaly who accompanied Achilles to the Trojan War.

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Nascent

Beginning to exist or develop

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Accede

To give consent, approval, _ to terms of contract

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Magnanimous

Generous in forgiving, noble, high-minded

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Nonage

the period of legal minority, or of an age below 21. any period of immaturity.

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Invective

Abusive vehement or violent denunciation, censure, or reproach.

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Machination

Act of plotting with evil purpose

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Docile

Easily managed, submissive, not intractable

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Redoubtable

Formidable, to be feared, evoking respect.

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Prognosticate

To forecast or predict

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Engender

To cause, give rise to

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Fetid

Having an offensive odor, stinking

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Pedantic

Ostentatious in ones learning, overly concerned with minute details in learning

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Capitulate

to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms.

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Inchoate

not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.
just begun; incipient.
not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.

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Exponent

a person or thing that expounds, explains, or interprets: an exponent of modern theory in the arts.
a person or thing that is a representative, advocate, type, or symbol of something: Lincoln is an exponent of American democracy.

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Mendacious

telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful: a mendacious person.
false or untrue: a mendacious report.

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Strident

making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges. having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.

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Oligarchy

a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.

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Refulgent

shining brightly; radiant; gleaming: Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.

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Nepotism

patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics:

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Ribald

vulgar or indecent in speech, language, etc.; coarsely mocking, abusive, or irreverent; scurrilous.

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Avuncular

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection.

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Supplicate

to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly.

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Irascible

Easily provoked to anger

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Inexorable

unyielding; unalterable: inexorable truth; inexorable justice.

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Parvenu

a person who has recently or suddenly acquired wealth, importance, position, or the like, but has not yet developed the conventionally appropriate manners, dress, surroundings, etc.

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Salubrious

Favorable or promoting health. _ air.

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Hyperbole

obvious and intentional exaggeration. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as β€œto wait an eternity.”

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Sanctimonious

making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness, etc.

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Ethereal

Light, airy, delicate