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Adulterate

To make impure by adding lesser substances; to corrupt

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Animosity

Harsh feelings, enmity, resentment, hatred

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Apocryphal

Of doubtful origin or authenticity, not genuine

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Avarice

Greed for wealth

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Coalesce

To merge, to fuse, to join, or to unite

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Collaborate

To work together

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Cryptic

Mysterious, secret

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Desultory

Jumping around, aimless, random

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Dissipation

Wasteful spending, squandering

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Edifying

Instructing an improving spiritually or morally

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Equivocate

To attempt to lie, to mislead, or to hide the truth

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Espousing

Marrying, giving ones loyalty; adopting or embracing a cause

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Hedonist

One go seeks pleasure as the sole aim in life

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Indefatigable

Tireless, incapable of being fatigued

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Interminable

Having or seeming to have no end, wearisomely protracted

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Naive

Unsophisticated; inexperienced

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Parody

Humorous or ridiculous imitation

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Peripheral

On the edge, not important

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Portent

A sign or forewarning

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Prodigious

Extraordinary in bulk, quantity, or degree great size, enormous

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Profane

Showing contempt toward sacred things

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Respite

A rest, a delay, a period of relief

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Sordid

Filthy, foul

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Surfeited

Fed or supplied excess

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Trifling

Not significant, frivolous