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Estrange

To make hostile or indifferent, usually between two persons.

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Mortify

To humiliate; to fill with embarrassment.

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Contravene

To act counter to; to violate.

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Unscathed

Unharmed.

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Flamboyant

Extravagant; showy.

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Swagger

To walk in an arrogant manner.

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Watershed

A region that drains into a river, lake, or other body of water, a critical point that marks a division.

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Verbose

Wordy.

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Ostentatious

Showy; pretentious.

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Bill

To swindle; to cheat.

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Oratory

Public speaking, esp. marked by pompous rhetoric.

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Renown

Fame or celebrity.

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Eccentric

Unconventional; odd.

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Party

To deflect an attack.

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Tirade

An abusive speech.

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Auspicious

Showing signs of a favorable outcome; marked by favorable circumstances.

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Kowtow

To show servile deference; to touch the forehead to the ground as an act of respect.

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Hobbyhorse

A favorite pastime; a topic with which one is obsessed.

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Flabbergast

To overcome with astonishment.

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Dichotomy

A division into two contrasting or non-overlapping parts.

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Impasse

A dead-end.

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Erudite

Well-educated.

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Hackneyed

Made trite and commonplace by overuse; clichéd.

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Indolent

Lazy.

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Penchant

A strong liking.

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Debacle

An overwhelming defeat or failure.

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Ascendant

In a position of power or superiority.

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Dint

Power; effort.

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Peremptory

Having the nature of a command; permitting no denial.

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Desultory

Lacking a plan or purpose; unmethodical.