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Incisive

Cutting right to the heart of the matter

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Cavalier

Arrogant; haughty; carefree; casual

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Recrimination

A bitter counter accusation

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Mollify

appease the anger or anxiety of (someone):

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Impugn

dispute the truth, validity, or honesty of (a statement or motive); call into question

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Cosseted

Pampered and spoiled

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Disingenuous

not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.

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Genteel

Polite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way

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Gentility

Social superiority as demonstrated by genteel manners, behavior, or appearances

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Compunction

A feeling of guilt or Moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad

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Episodic

Containing or consisting of a series of loosely connected parts or events

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Galvanize

Shock of excite (someone), typically into taking action

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Repression

The action of subduing someone or something by force

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Sanctuary

A place of refuge or safety

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Vitiate

Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of

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Stolid

Calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation

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Zealot

A person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals

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Imperil

Put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed

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Promulgate

Promote it make widely known

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Irascible

Easily provoked; very irritable

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Regress

Return to a former or less developed state

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Venal

Showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery

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Panache

Flamboyant confidence of style or manner

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Malign

Speak about (someone) in a spitefully critical manner

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Euphonious

Pleasing to the ear

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Exuberant

Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement

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Edifying

Providing moral or intellectual instruction

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Perverse

Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often in spite of the consequences