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Overture

Something introductory, prelude

Proposal

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Bleak

Not warm, friendly, cheerful

Not hopeful or encouraging

3

Generic

General

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Gravity

a serious situation or problem

The condition of being grave or serious

5

Diverting

Providing amusement or entertainment

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Propitious

Favourable

Likely to have or produce good result

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Brute

Very strong and forceful

Very harsh

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Flout

to treat with contemptuous disregard : scorn

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Culpable

Blameworthy

Guilty

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Fret

To agitate

To cause to suffer emotional strain

To become worried

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Stagnate

To stop developing, moving etc

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Arduous

Very difficult.

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Outlandish

Very strange or unusual

Foreign

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Frenzy

A temporary madness

intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity

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Intrinsic

belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing

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Sway

to cause (someone) to agree with you or to share your opinion

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Refute

to prove wrong

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Disregard

: to ignore (something) or treat (something) as unimportant

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Idle

lacking worth or basis

not occupied or employed

Lazy

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Rehash

to talk over or discuss again

to present or use again in another form without substantial change or improvement

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Transcend

To overcome

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Manage

to have control of

to take care of and make decisions about

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Empirical

based on testing or experience

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Obscure

not well-known : not known to most people

Difficult to understand

difficult or impossible to know completely and with certainty

25

Resonate

To have particular meaning or importance to

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Subvert

to make (something) weaker or less effective

to overturn or overthrow from the foundation : ruin

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Induce

to cause (someone or something) to do something

to cause (something) to happen or exist


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Ascribe

to refer to a supposed cause, source, or author

Accredit, attribute

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Fare

To cope, to get along

To do something well or badly

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Outright

Completely, quickly