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Emphatic

Using emphasis in speech or action

His mournful words elicit emphatic shouts of release from the dancers

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Deign

To do something that you think you should not have to do because you are too important

I wouldn't design to answer that absurd accusation

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Surmise

A thought or idea based on scanty evidence

We can only surmise what happened

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Elude

To avoid or escape something by being quick and skillful

The killer was able to elude the police

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Ascertain

To find out or learn with certainty

The information can be ascertained by anyone with a computer

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Detest

To strongly dislike someone or something

I detest pepperoni, and wouldn't eat it if you paid me

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Piqued

To affect with sharp irritation and resentment, especially by some wound to pride

She was greatly piqued when they refused her invitation

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Affinity

A natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc.

He always had an affinity to fast cars

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Affront

A personally offensive act or word; deliberate act or display of disrespect

Having bones and sacred objects in storage in museums is an affront to Native beliefs

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Propensity

A natural inclination or tendency

He has a propensity to drink too much

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Deference

Respectful or courteous regard

In deference to his wishes, I did not sing a rap song

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Insolent

Boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting

After that insolent reply, she was sent to her room

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Veracity

Conformity to truth or fact; accuracy

I would never question the veracity of his account

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Enumerate

To mention separately as if in counting; name one by one; specify, as in a list

Let me enumerate the many flaws in your hypothesis

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Trepidation

Tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation

While others show trepidation before walking down empty corridors, she leads the way and beckons her companions to follow