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ascertain

find out

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dormant

asleep; inactive

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burgeoned

flourished; grew

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potentate

ruler

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disseminate

to scatter or spread widely

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derived

descended from; received from a source

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prerogative

an exclusive right or power

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nepotism

favoritism toward relatives

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dearth

a lack; scarcity; inadequate supply; a famine

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internecine

mutually destructive; involving conflict in a group

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tyro

beginner; novice

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sophistry

false reasoning or argument

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factitious

artificial; sham

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encomium

high praise

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obloquy

dishonor; disgrace; shame

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hyperbole

exaggerated figure of speech

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munificent

generous

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prevarication

deviate from the truth; lying

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charisma

quality of leadership inspiring enthusiasm

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genocide

planned destruction of an entire people

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genre

a kind of type of literature (poetry; drama; fiction; etc.)

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candid

frank; honest

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unsavory

disagreeable; offensive; morally bad

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degrade

make contemptible; lower

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venial

Pardonable; forgivable

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epitome

person or thing that embodies or represents the best

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dexterity

physical or mental skill; ability

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grotesque

strange; ugly; bizarre

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compassion

sympathetic feeling; kindness

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repugnant

distasteful

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acme

peak; pinnacle; highest point

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copious

abundant; plentiful

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vehemently

passionately; violently; eagerly

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depict

portray; picture; describe clearly

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naive

unsophisticated; inexperienced

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perfidious

false; treacherous

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covet

wish; envy; want

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ingratiate

charm; win confidence

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penury

Poverty

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ignominous

humiliating; disgracing

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confront

come face to face with

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antipathy

a dislike; distaste; or enmity

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servile

submissive; slavish

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volition

willpower; choice

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sojourn

a temporary stay

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austere

Severely simple; unadorned.

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felicitous

Happy or delightful

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halcyon

calm; peaceful

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tenable

supportable; defendable

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superfluous

unnecessary; excessive; surplus

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motivate

inspire; stimulate; provoke

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rationalize

use or give a reason other than the real one

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therapy

healing or curing process

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nascent

beginning to exist or develop

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iconoclast

image-breaker; attacker of beliefs

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erudite

very learned; scholarly

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phobia

strong dislike; persistent fear

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germane

relevant; appropriate

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vertigo

dizziness

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conductive

leading; helpful

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glib

smooth of speech

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homogenous

uniform; same

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malleable

capable of being shaped

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legerdemain

sleight of hand; deceptive adroitness

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trend

general direction

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stagnant

motionless; stale; dull

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fatal

deadly; disastrous

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passe

old fashioned; out-of-style

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procrastinate

to delay; to put off

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facet

one side or view of person or situation

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foist

pass off slyly; pass as genuine

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stigmatize

to mark with a disgrace

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capitulate

surrender; make terms

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audacity

excessive boldness; rashness; daring

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tantalize

tease or torment by offering something good; but fail to deliver

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retort

reply; answer

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reticent

silent; reserved

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tacit

implied; not explicitly stated

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chicanery

trickery; underhandedness

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docile

easily managed; obedient; passive

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saga

heroic story

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belated

delayed; late

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decrepit

worn-out with use; broken-down

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imperturbable

calm; steady; serene

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vacillate

to fluctuate; hesitate

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staunch

strong; trusty; firm

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opprobrium

scorn; insult

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machiavellian

governed by opportunity; not principled

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unconscionable

without conscience; unreasonable

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pandemonium

disorder; uproar

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flay

strip off skin; scold harshly

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demeanor

conduct; behavior; bearing; carriage

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delineation

sketch; description in words

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vindicate

absolve; justify

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heinous

hatefully or shockingly evil

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turpitude

vileness; evil wickedness

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infraction

violation

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callous

unfeeling

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redress

to right a wrong; remedy

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vituperation

blame; abuse

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rhetoric

use (sometimes exaggerated) of language

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clique

a small; exclusive group of people

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extol

to praise highly

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mentor

Counselor; coach; tutor

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facile

easily accomplished or attained

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cant

insincere talk; jargon

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umbrage

offense; resentment

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magnanimous

noble; generous

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vilify

slander; malign

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elucidate

to make clear

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vapid

dull; uninteresting; tiresome

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unwiedly

bulky; difficult to handle

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proximity

nearness

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lassitude

languor; weariness; listlessness

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vitiate

destroy the use or value

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augment

enlarge; increase

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fatuous

silly; foolish

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contort

twist violently

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repertoire

works that an artist is ready to preform

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imperceptible

extremely slight or gradual

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heresy

unbelief; dissent; lack of faith

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prudent

wise; careful; cautious

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ostensible

outward; pretended; seeming

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fervid

passionate; intense; zealous

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spurious

false; counterfeit; specious

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propagate

to reproduce; spread abroad

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anomaly

irregularity

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innocuous

harmless; mild; innocent

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surfeit

excess; superabundance

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milieu

environment; setting

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strident

shrill; harsh; rough

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concomitant

accompanying; attending

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lassitude

fatigue; lethargy; torpor; languor

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deleterious

harmful

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efficacy

power to produce an effect

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dissent

differ; disagree; protest

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ferment

uproar; agitation; turmoil

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attenuated

weakened; thinned; decreased

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arbiter

judge

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incumbent

morally required

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profound

deep; intense

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alleviate

make easier

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prodigious

extraordinary; enormous

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expedite

carry out promptly

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celerity

speed; rapidity

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usurp

seize; annex; grab

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paltry

trifling; petty; worthless

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condone

to overlook; excuse; or pardon

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trivial

of little importance or significance

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bizzarre

grotesque;odd;unusual

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menial

humble; degrading

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venerable

respected; worshiped

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extraneous

Foreign; not belonging

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ambiguous

vague; undefined; not specific

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succinct

brief; concise

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archaic

out of date

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emulate

to try to equal or excel

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facetious

comical; humorous; witty

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rabid

fanatical; furious; mad

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salubrious

healthful; wholesome

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complacent

self-satisfied; smug

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somber

gloomy; sad

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debilitate

to weaken

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impetuous

impulsive

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occult

mysterious; secret; supernatural

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discreet

careful; cautious; prudent

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foment

stir up; instigate

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glean

gather; collect

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quarry

something that is hunted

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slovenly

disorderly; carelessly

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abjure

renounce; abstain from

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reproach

rebuke; reprimand

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penitent

regretful; confessing guilt

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evanescent

momentary; ephemeral; fleeting

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tantamount

equivalent; identical

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propensity

disposition; inclination; bent

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wary

watchful; shrewd

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allay

calm; soothe

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deter

hinder; discourage

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connoisseur

an expert

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site

Location

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vigil

wakeful watching

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cumbersome

burdensome; unwieldy

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interrogate

to question

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divulge

to disclose or reveal

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fluctuate

alternate; shift

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unmitigated

unrelieved

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commodious

spacious; roomy; large

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antiquated

obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated

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disheveled

disorderly clothing or hair

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tenacious

tough; stubborn; not letting go

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facade

face; front; mask; superficial appearance

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asinine

stupid; silly

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grimace

facial expression of disgust

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calumny

false and malicious accusation; misrepresentation; slander

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pittance

small amount

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au courant

up-to-date

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fastidious

choosy; particular

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noisome

Foul-smelling; unwholesome

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unkempt

neglected; untidy