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Vexation

The state of being annoyed

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Augmented

Having been made greater in size or value

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Meliorate

Ameliorate: to make something bad better

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Truncate

Shorten

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Contend

Assert or come to terms with struggle to surmount

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Surmount

To overcome, to be placed on top

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Promulgate

Promote or make wildly known

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Discern

Perceive or recognize

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Arbitrate

To reach an authoritative judgment

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Pathogens

A bacterium or virus

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Incursion

A invasion or attack

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Exigent

Pressing and/or demanding

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Specious

Superficially possible but actually wrong

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Ineffable

To great or extreme to be described in words

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Foment

Instigate or stir up

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Ferment

Stir up, experience fermentation

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Obloquy

Strong public criticism or verbal abuse

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Diaphanous

Light, delicate, translucent

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Amorphous

Without a clearly defined shape or form

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Ingenious

Clever, original, intelligent

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Ubiquitous

Present, appearing, or found everywhere

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Insoluble

Impossible to solve

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Esoteric

Likely to be understood by a small number of people

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Deleterious

Causing harm or damage

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Contumacious

Stubbornly disobedient to authority

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Estimable

Worthy of great respect

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Irresolute

Showing or feeling uncertainty

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Seditious

Inciting or causing people to rebel

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Cabal

Secret political faction

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Artifice

Clever devises or expedients

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Expedients

Convenient and/or practical

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Hegemony

Leadership or dominance

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Imprecation

A spoken curse

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Plucky

Having or showing determination and/or courage

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Conciliatory

Intended or likely to placate or pacify

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Despondent

In low spirits

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Diffident

Modest or shy because a lack of self confidence

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Recompense

Make amends to