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clemency

leniency; mercy; mildness, especially of weather

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coalesce

to fuse; unite; grow together

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derivative

copied or adapted; obtained from reasoning or logic

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despondent

dejected; disheartened, depressed

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endorse

to write one's signature; to give approval or support; sanction

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engender

to bring into existence; produce; propagate

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flagrant

extremely conspicuous; notorious; shocking

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marred

blemished; damaged, disfigured

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obliterate

to do away with completely; destroy without a trace

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painstaking

careful; taking diligent effort

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preclude

to make impossible or prevent; to bar

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relegate

to send to an obscure place; to cast out or banish; to classify

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satirical

sarcastic; based on satire, irony, derision; designed to expose foolishness

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swindler

a cheater or fraud, especially one who obtains money or property by fraudulent means

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undermine

to weaken by wearing away a base; to injure or impair