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yielding

productive; flexible

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amendable

to change or modify for the better; improve

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recalcitrant

resisting authority or control

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supercilious

coolly and patronizingly haughty; proud

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tenacity

strong; courageous

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expound

to set forth; state

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breach

violation of law or obligation

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assimilating

to take into the mind and thoroughly comprehend

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obscurely

not easily seen or distinguished

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uncouth

not known of familiar; strange or clumsy in appearance

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vulgar

common; generally used or accepted

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accord

to bring into agreement

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ire

anger

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prurient

marked by, arousing, or appealing to sexual desire

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tact

a keen sense of what to do or say in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense

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prominence

something prominent : projection (highland)

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titanic

having great magnitude, force, or power : colossal

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whimsical

fanciful; unpredictable

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loathe

dislike greatly often with disgust

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delude

deceive; trick

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equitable

dealing fairly and equally with all concerned

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chorals

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antipodal

diametrically opposite

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benighted

1 : overtaken by darkness or night
2 : existing in a state of intellectual, moral, or social darkness : unenlightened

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propose

to engage in talk or discussion

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attribute

an inherent characteristic; quality

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query

a question

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comely

having a pleasing appearance : not homely or plain

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scourges

an instrument of punishment or criticism

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actualities

fact; reality

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forthright

- directly forward; without hesitation : frankly
- archaic : at once

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finicky

requiring much care or attentive effort

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exquisite

choice; nice discrimination

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affluence

abundant flow or supply

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encumbrance

impairment; burden

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paramount

supreme; dominant

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kibitz

to chat

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quibble

to evade the point of an argument by caviling (trivial objections) about words

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accede

to express approval; approach