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Contempt

The feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, a deserving scorn

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Evocative

Bringing strong images, memories or feelings to mind

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Alleviate

Make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe

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Implicit

Implied though not plainly expressed

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Ambiguous

Open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning

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Eloquent

Fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing

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Tenacity

The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly

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Parallelism

The state of being parallel or corresponding in some way

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Precarious

Dependent on chance, uncertain

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Fortitude

Courage in pain or adversity

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Vanity

Excessive pride in or admiration of ones own appearance or achievement

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Humility

Modest or low view of ones own importance; humble

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Reproach

Disapproval or disappointment

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Paragon

Person/thing that’s a perfect example of a certain quality

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Fecundity

The ability to produce many new ideas
- fertility

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Boisterous

Noisy, energetic, cheerful; rowdy

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Disconcerting

Causing one to feel unsettled

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Engenders

Cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, condition)

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Malign

Evil in nature or effect; malevolent

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Mundane

Lacking interest or excitement; dull

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Disdain

The feeling that something/one is unworthy of ones consideration or respect

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Arbitrary

Based on random choice rather than any reason/system (contempt)

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Complacent

Smug/uncritical satisfaction with oneself or ones achievements