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Ambivalent

Uncertain and unable to decide

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Aromatic

Having a strong pleasant odor

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Belligerent

Engaged in war, someone willing or involved in a fight

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Charge

To entrust someone with a task, request for payment, run towards, description of wrong doing

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Concomitant

An event that is connected to another, something in the result of another thing

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Counterbalance

Equality in force, to contradict something with equal force

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Deft

Skillful in movement, especially with hands

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Dilapidated

Run down and deplorable in condition

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Dogmatic

To be sure that you are right and not accept other opinions

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Endeavor

Truthful no earnest activity to gain success, to work hard and honestly

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Exceptional

Beyond expected degree

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Fastidious

Excessively concerned with details

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Fraudulent

Fake, intended to deceive

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Humanitarian

Respecting humanistic values, devotion to the welfare of humans

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Inchoate

Only partly in existent, not fully formed

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Lightheartedness

Cheerful and void of worry

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Meteoric

Exceptionally fast, phenomenon

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Mollify

To make softer, to calm and make lenient

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Nadir

Extreme devastation, lowest point

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Novelty

New and refreshing, cheap an pd showy

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Onerous

Oppressive, troublesome, causing hardship

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Outstrip

To break free of limits, to stretch farther

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Partisanship

Inclined to keep one view and ignore all other alternatives

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Perilous

Fraught with danger

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Philanthropist

Someone who makes donations for human well being

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Polemical

Displaying controversy

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Preoccupation

The mental state of being occupied with something, something that takes your attention

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Prognosis

A prediction of the four of a disease
Ex. The stages of lung cancer

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Protege

A person who receives support no protection from an influential patron

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Querulous

Habitually complaining

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Recount

Extra count, to count again

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Renounce

Cast off, or de-own, turn away from give up

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Restive

Being in a tense state

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Robust

Rough and crude, physically or intellectually strong, rich and full in flavor

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seclusion

Excluding yourself from others, being unnoticed by others

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Shortcoming

A fail or deficiency

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Sophistication

Misleading, being sophisticated without worldly knowledge

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Stipulate

To make an oral agreement, specify as a requirement in a contract

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Sundry

Various or diverse

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Tantalize

Teas or harass

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Transient

Short change, mental act

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Umbrage

Anger from being offended

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Undertake

Promise to accomplish, accept as a challenge

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Unsubstantiated

Not supported by anything else

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Veracity

Unwillingness to tell lies

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Vivid

Clarity

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Wizened

Aged, wrinkled

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Acrimony

Bitter and rough manner