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Accret

To increase by growth or addition

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Adduce

To cite

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Allege

To assert without proof

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Ancillary

Subordinate; provide assistance

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Aphorism

Proverb; a brief witty saying

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Apocryphal

Fictitious

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Arrant

Very bad; unmitigated (unqualified)

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Attrition

Weakening; gradual wearing away

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Auspicious

Favourable

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Bereave

To deprive or leave desolate

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Beleaguer

To surround; besiege; to harass

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Brook

To bear or to tolerate

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Callow

Immature

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Cavil

To quibble; raise trivial objections

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Choleric

Hot tempered; quick to anger

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Collusion

Conspiracy

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Conciliatory

Make peace; to resolve

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Contumely

Rudeness; insolent; arrogant

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Coterie

A selected group of close associates

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Debauchery

Intemperance; indulge in sensual pleasure

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Doggerel

Comic

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Enormity

Extremely evil / large

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Evince

To show clearly; to manifest

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Fulsome

Offensively flattery or insincere

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Gain say

To deny / act against

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Gambit

A ploy

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Germane

Relevant

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Ignominy

Public disgrace/ deep disgrace

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Incorrigible

Incapable of being reformed

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Inept

Incompetent

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Lascivious

Lustful, obscene, lewd, licentious

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Maudlin

Tearful sentimental

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Parsimonious

Stingy, miserly

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Piquant

Pleasantly sharp or spicy taste

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Portent

An omen, sign of future

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Predilection

Natural preference

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Presage

To portend

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Privation

Poverty

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Putative

Reputed; commonly accepted

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Redolent

Suggestive; reminiscent

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Remuneration

Recompense; compensation

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Ribald

Vulgar; lewd humor

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Salutary

(Of something unpleasant) producing a good effect because it teaches you something

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Turpitude

Shameful wickedness

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Usury

Lending money at extremely high rate or interest

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Venal

Corrupt; capable of being bribed

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Vitiate

To corrupt morally