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Expatiating

Enlarging in discourse or writing.

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Indefeasable

Not to be annulled or made void

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Requital

Something given in return, compensation, or retaliation

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Emaciated

To make very thin, as to lack of nutrition or to disease

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Retribution

Punishment given in return for some wrong committed; judgment

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Appellation

An identifying name or titlee

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Exemplary

Worthy of imitation

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Sagacity

Of keen mind; shrewd

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Abode

Home, place of residence

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Commodiousness

Comfortable or conveniently spacious; roomy

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Somniferous

Hypnotic

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Somnambulism

Sleepwalking

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Scurrilous

Grossly and offensively abusive

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Jest

Speak or act in a joking manner

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Zealously

In am actively interested and enthusiastic manner

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Benign

Not causing harm, lr gently disposition, beneficial

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Propensity

An intense and often urgent natural inclination

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Transfiguration

A change in appearance, usually exalted or glorified

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Obviated

To see beforehand and dispose of; making unnecessary

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Remorse

Long and bitter self-reproach for the wrongs one has done, esp. Those that cannot be made up for

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Acquiescing

To accept or comply tacitly or passively

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Propinquity

Nearness in place or time

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Sere

Withered

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Verdure

Condition of health and vigor

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Sedulous

Diligent in application or pursuit

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Deleterious

Having a harmful effect

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Enigma

Something hard to understand or explain; mystery

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Asperity

Roughness of manner or of temper; harshness

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Imputed

Accredit; blame; fix a cause to

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Loquacity

Exceedingly talkative

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Despondency

Depression

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Contiguity

The quality or state of next or near in time or sequence

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Misanthropy

A hatred or distrust if mankind

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Satiating

To satisfy fully

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Extenuation

Making something appear less serious

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Hypocrite

Insincere person, falsely making oneself seem better

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Machination

A scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end

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Expiating

Making payment for some wrong, esp. By undergoing punishment

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Irrevocable

Unalterable; impossible to take back

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Solace

Alleviation of grief or anxiety

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Stigma

A mark of shame or discredit; stain

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Dryad

Wood nymph, a nature divinity in greek mythology

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Mollified

Soothed in temper or disposition

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Gesticulating

Making gestures especially when speaking

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Vicissitude

Unexpectedly changing circumstances

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Jocularity

Characterized by joking

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Contiguous

Having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching

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Necromancy

Conjuring up the dead, especially for proohesying

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Repugnance

Intense aversion

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Celestial

Relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven

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Tumult

Uproar and confusion; commotion, riot

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Nugatory

Having no force; inoperative

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Antipathy

A dislike, distaste, or enmity

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Escutcheon

A protective or ornamental shield