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ingenious

(adj.) characterized by cleverness or originality; inventive

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ingenuous

(adj.) innocent; naive

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clemency

(n.) to show compassion; mercy

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deft

(adj.) clever; skillful

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superfluous

(adj.) excessive; unnecessary

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erudite

(adj.) great knowledge

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pedestrian

(adj.) lacking imagination or distinction; dull

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craven

(adj.) coward

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nonchalant

(adj.) unexcited; cooly unconcerned

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emulate

(v-w/an object) to imitate; to rival

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forte

(n.) a person's strong suit

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fabricate

(v-w/an object) to make, construct; to invent; to fake

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indomitable

(adj.) cannot be overcome; unconquerable

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hallowed

(adj.) holy; sacred

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uncanny

(adj.) beyond the ordinary; mysterious

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lackadaisical

(adj.) lazy; without interest

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notorious

(adj.) widely and unfavorably known; bad reputation

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droll

(adj.) amusing in an odd way

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eschew

(v-w/an object) to keep away; shun

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compunction

a feeling of uneasiness; causing pain; remorse