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Poignant

Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret

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Respite

A delay or cessation for a time, especially from something distressed

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Vociferous

Crying out noisily, clamorous

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Pensive

Dreamily or wistfully thoughtful

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Polemical

A controversial argument, as one against same opinion, doctrine, etc

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Venemous

Spiteful, Malignant

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Veracity

Habitual observance of truth in speech or statement

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Mendacious

Dishonest, lying

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Renegade

A person that deserts a party/cause for another

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Herbivorous

Feeding only on plants

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Vacillating

Alternate or waver between different opinions/actions; indecisive

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Precedent

An act/instance that may be used as an example in dealing with subsequently similar instances

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Repercussion

Unintended consequence occurring sometime after an event or action usually unwelcomed

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Reprobate

A morally unprincipled person

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Vagaries

Extravagant or erratic notions/action; an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior.

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Vantage

An advantage in competition or conflict; superiority

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Pedantic

Characterized by a narrow concern for book learning and formal rules

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Abrogate

Repeal or to do Away with; repeal or revoke with authority

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Oscillation

A regular fluctuation of value or position

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Ostensible

Apparent, seeming