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Vice

An evil, immoral, or degrading practice or habit.

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Distend

To stretch out; to expand.

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Blandishment

A flattering act or remark; allurement; enticement.

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Prom

Overly proper; precise to the point of affectation; prudish.

4

Forge

To give form or shape to; to advance gradually.

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Altercation

A heated or noisy argument.

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Querulous

Inclined to find fault; complaining; full of complaint.

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Outmoded

No longer in fashion.

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Vocation

A regular occupation, esp. one for which a person is particularly suited.

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Consummate

Complete; supremely accomplished.

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Check

To restrain or block.

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Modicum

A small quantity.

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Vicarious

Felt as it one were taking part in the experiences of another.

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Surrogate

A substitute.

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Tenacious

Extremely persistent; stubborn; relentless; holding firmly; cohesive.

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Cupidity

Strong desire for wealth; greed.

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Facet

Any of a number of sides or aspects.

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Covet

To desire strongly.

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Censure

To criticize severely.

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Sanctimonious

Pretending holiness; hypocritically devout.

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Archetype

The original pattern or model; a perfect example.

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Heed

To pay attention to.

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Escapade

A reckless adventure.

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Kindle

To build a fire; to set on fire or ignite; to arouse (an emotion, passion, etc.).

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Abstruse

Difficult to understand.

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Hypocrisy

The pretense of having virtues or beliefs that one does not really have.

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Ornate

Highly, often excessively decorated.

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Allocate

To set apart for a special purpose; designate.

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Autonomy

Independence; self-government.

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Laity

All the people not belonging to a given profession, esp. the clergy.