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Genial

Warmly and pleasantly cheerful; cordial

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Subvert

To overthrow, cause downfall, ruin;
To undermine the principles of; corrupt

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Appraise

To estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess
To estimate the nature, quality, importance

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Dole

To distribute in charity

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Peremptory

Absolute and unconditional (like a command)
Decisive or final

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Astute

Clever; cunning; shrewd; of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious

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Sagacious

Keen, practical sense; shrewd

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Deference

Respectful submission or yielding too the judgement, opinion, or will of another
Respectful or courteous regard

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Perfunctory

Performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial
Apathetic

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Boor

An unmannerly person; churlish or rude

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Incipient

Beginning to exist or appear; an initial stage

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Vestige

A mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence

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Recidivism

Repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime

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Gauche

Lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward, crude, tactless

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Deplore

The regret deeply or strongly; lament
To disapprove of

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Frivolous

Lack of seriousness or sense

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Exhort

To Urge, advise, or caution earnestly
Admonish urgently

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Remonstrate

To say or plead in protest, objection, or disapproval

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Affable

Pleasantly easy to approach and talk to; friendly, cordial, warmly polite

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Munificent

Very generous
Extremely liberal in giving

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Candor

Honesty; freedom from bias
Being frank, open, and sincere

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Assiduous

Careful, methodical; unremitting constant
Attention to detail

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Feckless

Ineffective; incompetent; futile

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Quiescent

Being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless

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Halcyon

Calm, Peaceful, Tranquil

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Onerous

Burdensome, oppressive, troublesome, causing hardship

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Pretentious

Characterized by assumption of dignity or importance; especially when exaggerated or undeserved

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Lugubrious

Mournful
Dismal
Gloomy
Exaggeratedly

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Perpetuate

Everlasting

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Monotony

lack of variety and interest; tedious repetition and routine

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Ignominy

Public shame or disgrace

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Magnanimous

very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself.

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Paragon

a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality:

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Abstruse

Difficult to understand, obscure

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Mundane

lacking interest or excitement; dull

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Pedant

a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.

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Belie

(of an appearance) fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict:

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Erudition

the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship:

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Subterfuge

deceit used in order to achieve one's goal.
Trick, hoax

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Parsimonious

unwilling to spend money or use resources; stingy or frugal

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Paucity

the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts; scarcity

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Recalcitrant

Rude to authority or discipline

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Sanguine

Optimistic or positive
Confident
Blood red color

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Clemency

Mercy or leniency

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Bellicosity

Eager to fight

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Insidiously

Gradually and harmfully

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Proliferation

Rapid increase in numbers

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Adverse

preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable
Acting to serve the opposite

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Eccentric

Unconventional
Irregular

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Sporadic

occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated

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Stoic

a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.

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Acrimonious

(typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter

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Strife

angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict

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Prudent

acting with or showing care and thought for the future:

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Inchoate

just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary:

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ubiquitous

present, appearing, or found everywhere

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purport

appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely; profess