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curmudgeon

bad tempered or surly person

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eschew

deliberately avoid using

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encumbered

restrict or burden

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choleric

bad tempered or irritable

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tractable

easy to control or influence

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stoic

person who can endure hardship without showing feelings

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inculcate

instill by persistent instruction

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germane

relevent

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abstruse

difficult to comprehend

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salubrious

healthy,wholesome

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absolve

pardon,aquit

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paltry

small,meager

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penurious

poor, meager

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trepidation

feeling of fear

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temerity

audacity

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condescension

arrogance,patronizing inferior

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pellucid

clear,translucent

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rancid

rank,smelling,tasting,unpleaseant

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vacuous

mindless,empty

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inane

silly,stupid,vacuous

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laconic

using very few words

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sonorous

resonant sound

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voluble

talkative

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paucity

shortage,small amounts

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rife

common

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iconoclastic

attacking,rejecting cherished beliefs or values

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hidebound

unwilling to change because of tradition,narrowminded

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raconteur

person who tells anecdotes amusingly

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regale

entertain,amuse,feast

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bigot

narrow minded,prejudcied

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enfranchise

give voting rights to

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placid

clam and peaceful

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remuneration

payment for work done

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bilk

cheat, defraud

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engender

cause

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hangar

storage area for a plane

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nuance

subtleties

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Abasement

Humiliation degradation

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Billowing

Swelling fluttering

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Harangue

Aggressive speech

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Replete

Full

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Abrogate

Cancel. Deny. Repeal

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Harbingers

Indicators

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Plaudit

Statement giving strong praise

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Reprehensible

Shameful. Bad

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Palpable

Obvious. Evident. Tangible

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Pedantic

Precise meticulous

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Farce

Comedy

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Absolution

Forgiveness. Pardon

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Ensconce

Establish firmly in a position

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Laceration

Cut

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Obdurate

Stubborn

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Reprieve

A respite. Postponement of a sentence

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Tawdry

Of little value. Gaudy

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Blighted

Damaged destroyed

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Haughty

Arrogant

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Lachrymose

Sad tearful

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Obfuscate

Deliberately make something difficult to understand

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Repudiate

Shun. Eschew.

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Tedium

Boredom

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Abstemious

Self denying refraining from indulging

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Blithe

Free spirited carefree

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Crepuscular

Active at dawn and dusk

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Headstrong

Willful stubborn

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Rescind

Retract. Repeal

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Abstruse

Difficult to understand

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Envenom

To cause bitterness

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Hedonism

Self indulgence pleasure seeking

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Laconic

Using few words

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Oblique

Indirect slanting

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Tenacious

Stubborn resolute. Firm