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Bovine

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(Adj.) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

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Consternation

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(N.) dismay, confusion

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Corpulent

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(Adj.) fat; having a large, bulky body

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Disavow

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(V.) to deny responsibility for or connection with

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Dispassionate

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(Adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion

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Dissension

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(N.) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

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Dissipate

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(V.) to cause t disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

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Expurgate

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(V.) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

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Gauntlet

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(V.) an armed or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

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Hypothetical

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(Adj.) based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

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Ignoble

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(Adj.) mean, low, base

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Impugn

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(V.) to call into question; to attack as false

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Intemperate

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(Adj.) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement

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Odium

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(N.) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

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Perdify

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(N.) faithlessness, treachery

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Relegate

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(V.) to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish

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Squeamish

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(Adj.) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

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Subservient

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(Adj.) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end

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Susceptible

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(Adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

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Syn- biting, rancorous, hostile, peevish

Ant- gentle, warm, mild, cordial

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Acrimonious

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Syn- stolid, dull, slow, stupid

Ant- sharp, bright, keen, quick

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Bovine

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Syn- shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay

Ant- calm, composure, aplomb

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Consternation

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Syn- overweight, heavy, obese, stout, portly

Ant- slender, lean, spare, gaunt, emaciated

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Corpulent

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Syn- disclaim, retract, abjure

Ant- acknowledge, admit, Grant, certify

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Disavow

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Syn- unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached

Ant- committed, engaged, partial, biased

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Dispassionate

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Syn- strife, discord, contention

Ant- agreement, accord, harmony

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Dissension

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Syn- disperse, strew, diffuse, waste

Ant- gather, collect, conserve, husband

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Dissipate

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Syn- purge, censor, bowdlerize

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Expurgate

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Syn- dare, provocation, trial, punishment

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Gauntlet

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Syn- assumed, supposed, conditional

Ant- actual, real, tested, substantiated

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Hypothetical

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Syn- inferior, unworthy, sordid

Ant- admirable, praiseworthy, lofty, noble

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Ignoble

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Syn- challenge, deny, dispute, query, question

Ant- confirm, prove, verify, validate

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Impugn

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Syn- excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate

Ant- moderate, restrained, cool and collected

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Intemperate

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Syn- abhorrence, opprobrium, shame, ignominy

Ant- esteem, admiration, approbation

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Odium

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Syn- betrayal, disloyalty, treason

Ant- faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness

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Perdify

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Syn- transfer, consign, demote, exile

Ant- promote, elevate, advance, recall

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Relegate

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Syn- nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive, priggish

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Squeamish

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Syn- secondary, servile, obsequious, useful

Ant- primary, principal, bossy, domineering

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Subservient

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Syn- vulnerable, receptive, impressionable

Ant- resistant, immune

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Susceptible

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Acrimonious

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(Adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or tone