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Bias

Line going diagonally across grain of fabric; preference or inclination with partial judgement

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Mendicants

Depending on alms for a living; practicing begging

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Brackish

Having somewhat salty taste; distasteful or unpalatable

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Postulated

To make claim for, demand( assume the truth, reality, or necessit; take for granted. N. Basic principle

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Posters

A back door or gate; a private side entrance or way

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Mayhem

Actions that cripple, multilateral? Or disfigure any part of the body; scene/situation that involves a lot of violence

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Megalomania

A delusional mental disorder that causes people to think that have great or unlimited power

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Aborigines

An aboriginal inhabitant, member of the original people to live in an area

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Peccadillo

A slight offense that is not very bad/serious

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Henchmen

A trusted follower is ripple yet who performs unpleasant, wrong or illegal tasks for a person of high rank

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Heinous

Hatefully or shockingly evil

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Platonic

Purely spiritual; free from sensual desire

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Hedonism

The doctrine that happiness is the highest good; devotion to pleasure as a way of life

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Viscosity

Te glutinous nature/consistency; sticky, thick adhesive

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Plagarism

Using other people's words as your own

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Utopian

Involving idealized perfection; given to impractical or unrealistic schemes of such perfection

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Utilitarian

Having regard to utility or usefulness rather than beauty

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Renaissance

Activity, spirit? Time of the great revival of art an learning in Europe from the 14th to 17th venture

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Remunerate

To pay, recompense, or reward for the work, trouble etc

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Wizened

Withered, shriveled