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Inalienable

Impossible to take away or give up

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Diffuse

To spread out

Not concentrated

Being at once verbose and ill-organised

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Contain

To keep (something) from spreading

4

Latitude

Freedom to choose how to act or what to do

5

Conciliate

To make less angry

To make compatible, reconcile

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Trenchant

Very strong, clear and effective

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Mercurial

Changing moods quickly and often

Very changeable

Very lively and quick

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defer

To delay

To submit due to deference or respect

9

Uncanny

Mysterious, supernatural

10

Countenance

The appearance of a persons face

To accept, support or approve of

11

Provident

Making provision for the future (opposite to myopia)

frugal

12

Impoverish

To make poor

To use up the strength or richness of (land)

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Betray

To show, indicate

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Obviate

To prevent or avoid

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Premeditated

Done or made according to plan

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Consequential

Important

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Pernicious

Deadly, highly injurious or destructive

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Largess

Generosity

The act of giving away money

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Peripatetic

Itinerant, moving or traveling from place to place

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Discern

To detect with eyes

To discriminate

To come to know mentally

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Remnant

A usually small part

An unsold and unused end of piece goods

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Tortuous

Having many twists and turns

Complicated, long and confusing

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Intrigue

To make secret plans

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Redolent

Having a strong smell, scented

Causing thoughts or memories

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Intemperate

Having extreme conditions ion

Having a lack of emotional calmness

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Astute

Mentally sharp and clever

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Proscribe

To make illegal

To now allow something, to prohibit

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Parsimony

thrift; stingy

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Flagrant

Very bad

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Myopia

A lack of foresight or discernment