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corollary

something that follows

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corroborate

to confirm, cross reference

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cosmopolitan

internationally sophisticated

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countenance

face

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coup

violent overthrow

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bequest

something left in a will

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bereaved

left desolate

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beset

to harass

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bucolic

charmingly rural

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burgeon

to expand and flourish

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burlesque, caricature

mocking and comical exaggeration

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broach

to open up for discussion

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blight

a disease

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blithe

carefree, cheerful

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cacophony

harsh sounding mixture

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cajole

to persuade

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callow

immature

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candor

frankness

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capitulate

to surrender

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capricious

unpredictable

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catalyst

something that makes something happens

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categorical

unconditional; absolute

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catharsis

emotional purification

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catholic

universal

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caustic

acid like

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celibacy

abstinence from sex

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censure

to condemn severely

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chagrin

humiliation

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charisma

charm

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charlatan

fraud

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chasm

a deep gaping hole

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chastise

to reprimand and rebuke

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chicanery

trickery

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chimera

foolish fancy

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choleric

quick to anger

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chronic

constant

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chronicle

a record of event

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circuitous

roundabout

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circumlocution

an indirect expression

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circumscribe

restrict within limits

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circumvent

to find a way around

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circumspect

to be cautious

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civil

polite

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clemency

mercy, forgiveness

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abash

ashamed

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abject

sad and hopeless

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absolve

to free from sin, blame

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abnegate

to deny oneself things

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admonish

to warn and reprimand

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autocratic

dictate oppressively

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incense

to make very angry

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impugn

to call into question

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gratuitous

uncalled for

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abstruse

hard to understand

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abysmal

hopeless; bottomless(debt)

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accost

to confront

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acquiesce

to accept without protest

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acrid

harsh; bitter

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acrimonious

bitter and nasty

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acumen

keenness

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acute

sharp

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adherent

follower

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adulterate

to contaminate

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adverse

unfavorable

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affectation

fake behavior

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affinity

natural liking

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affluent

rich

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aggregate

combination

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agnostic

Existence of God cannot be proven

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agrarian

relating to land

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alacrity

cheerful readiness

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allocate

to distribute

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alloy

combined metal

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allusion

indirect reference

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aloof

stand apart

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ambience

environment

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ambivalent

mixed feeling

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ameliorate

to make better

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amenable

obedient

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amenity

pleasantness of locations

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amnesty

official pardon

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amoral

lack moral

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anguish

agonizing pain

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anomaly

aberration

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antithesis

the direct opposite

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apartheid

segregation

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apathy

lack of interest

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apocryphal

dubious

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apocalypse

end of the world

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apotheosis

perfect example

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appease

pacify

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apprehensive

anxious

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approbation

approval

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appropriate

to take

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aptitude

learning ability

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arbiter

a judge

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arbitrary

random

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arcane

mysterious

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archaic

old

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archetype

an original model

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ardent

passionate, enthusiastic

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arduous

hard, difficult (climbing a mountain)

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artful

sly

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artifice

a clever trick (the horse); clever

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ascendancy

occupying a dominant position

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ascetic

practicing self-denial

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assiduous

hardworking

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assimilate

take in fully

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assuage

to relieve

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astute

shrewd

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attrition

gradual wearing away

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audacity

boldness

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augment

to make bigger

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auspicious

favorable

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austere

unadorned, without excess, stern

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autocratic

ruling with absolute authority

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autonomous

acting independently

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avarice

greed

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avow

confess openly

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avuncular

uncle-like

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awry

off course

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axiom

true statement

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banal

ordinary

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bane

torment

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bastion

stronghold, fortress

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beget

to give birth to

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belabor

to repeat

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beleaguer

to lay siege

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belie

to contradict

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bemused

confused

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benefactor

one who provides help

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benevolent

kind

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benign

gentle, kindly

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bequest

something left to someone in a will

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beset

to harass

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covenant

agreement

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covert

secret

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covet

to wish for enviously

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credulous

gullible

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cryptic

mysterious

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culinary

relating to cooking

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culminate

to climax; to reach full effect

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culpable

deserving blame

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cursory

fast and superficial

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curtail

to cut short, to limit

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cynic

cynical person

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daunt

to intimidate

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dearth

lack and scarcity

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debacle

sudden defeat

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debauchery

wild living

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debilitate

to weaken

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decadent

state of moral or cultural decay

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decimate

to kill or destroy

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decorous

decent

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deduce

to infer

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defame

to slander

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exculpate

to erase the blame of

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deference

humble submission and respect

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definitive

conclusive, most authoritative

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degenerate

to deteriorate

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deleterious

harmful

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delineate

to describe in detail

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delude

to deceive

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deluge

a flood

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demagogue

a leader who uses prejudice to gain power

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denizen

inhabitant

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depravity

extreme wickedness or corruption

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deprecate

to express disapproval of

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deride

to ridicule, laugh at

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derogatory

negative remarks

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desiccate

to dry out

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despondent

despair

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despot

an absolute ruler

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destitute

extremely poor

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desultory

without a plan or purpose

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dextrous

skillful

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dialectical

relating to discussions

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dictum

an authoritative saying

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didactic

intended to teach

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diffident

lacking in self-confidence

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digress

to stray from the main topic

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dilettante

someone who have superficial knowledge of something without real commitment

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vacillate

to be indecisive

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vapid

dull and spiritless

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vehement

intense, forceful

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venal

susceptible to being bribed

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venerate

to revere

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veracity

truthfulness

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verbose

wordiness

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verisimilitude

the real appearance

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vernacular

everyday speech

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vestige

the last trace

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vex

to annoy

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viable

workable

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vicarious

experience in the imagination of

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vicissitude

natural unfavorable change

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vilify

to defame

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vindicate

to clear of blame and suspicion

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vindictive

seeking revenge

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virtuoso

a masterful musician and practitioners some other fields

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virulent

extremely poisonous

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vitiate

to destroy the quality of

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vitriolic

fill with bitter criticism and malice

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vocation

an occupation; a job

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vociferous

loud and clamorous

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volatile

easily evaporated; unstable and explosive

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volition

will; conscience choice

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wanton

malicious

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willful

deliberate

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wistful

sad longing

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zealous

enthusiastically devoted to something