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aberration N

a departure from the normal course, sym: deviation ant: conformity

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aesthetic ADJ

designed for beauty, sym: artistic ant: distasteful

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antipathy N

deep dislike sym: hostility, animosity ant: liking

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archaism N

something old fashioned sym:antiqueness ant: modernity

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arrant ADJ

complete, utter

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ascetic ADJ

very self disciplined. S:austere A: self indulgent

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assiduously ADV

doing something with great care and perseverance, diligent, A:LAZY

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avaricious ADJ

having extreme welath, greedy, A: generous

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capricious ADJ

given to sudden changes in mood; fickle A: consistent

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catechism noun

a series of fixed questions about christian principles

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coercion noun

persuasion by force

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debaucheries noun

excessive indulgence in sensual pleassures

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efface V

erase A: Create

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egregious ADJ

shocking, A: concealed, good

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euphemism N

polite term, indirect way of putting things A:straightforwardness

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Hortatory ADJ

intending to encourage exhort

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incorporeal A

having no material existence, intangible, tangible

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indefatigable

persistent, tireless. a: lazy

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insularity n

ignorance in other cultures/places/people

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loquacity noun

talkativeness a: quietness

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mutability N

changeable

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orthodoxy

conventional

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palatable A

good tasting, edible

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palimpsest

piece of writing in which the original copy does not exist but traces remain

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peroration Noun

conclusion of a speech

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pertinacity N

holding firmly to an opinion

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phantasmagoric ADJ

dreamlike things

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philologist noun

a person who studies the history of languages/languages in general

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platitude noun

a saying or cliche

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prosaic adj

ordinary writing stlye, bland