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abet

to actively second and encourage

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coerce

to make someone do something by using force or threats

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divulge

to make information known

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dogmatic

expressing personal opinions or beliefs as if they are certainly correct and cannot be doubted.

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extraneous

not forming a necessary part of something

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gregarious

enjoying the company of other people

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insipid

not interesting or exiting dull or boring

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jaundiced

feeling or showing dislike, distrust, or anger because of past experiences

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meticulous

very careful about doing something in an extremely accurate and exact way.

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temerity

the quality of being confident and unafraid of danger or punishment especially in a way that seems rude or foolish.

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anathema

someone or something that is very strongly disliked

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banter

to speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner

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castigate

to criticize someone harshly

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docile

easily taught, led, or controlled

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emaciated

to waste away physically

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gauche

having or showing a lack of awareness about the proper way to behave

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heresy

a belief or opinion that does not agree with the official belief or opinion of a particular religion.

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ignominy

a situation or even that causes you to feel ashamed or embarrassed

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libation

a liquid that is poured out to honor a god: an alcoholic drink

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motley

composed of diverse often incongruous elements