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assessment

the act of estimating or setting the value of property; an evaluation

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assuage

to make less severe or burdensome; to ease

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astute

keen in judgment, crafty

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condescend

to patronize, to look down upon; to come down down to the level of inferiors

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condone

to forgive, overlook, or disregard without protest

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conspicuous

easy to notice; obvious

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contempt

scorn, disdain, disrespect

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discretion

reserved; prudent; freedom to act on one's own

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discriminating

able to make fine distinctions; selective

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discursive

rambling; digressive

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disdain

feeling of superiority; scorn

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esteem

to regard with respect; prize

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evasive

characterized by avoidance, dodging

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impoverished

poverty stricken; deprived of strength

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tentative

uncertain; experimental