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finesse

(noun)- skill and cleverness shown by how someone handles a situation

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incessant

(adjective)- non-stop, without ending

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chagrin

(noun) a feeling of frustration, embarrassment, or annoyance because of failure or disappointment

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nocturnal

(adjective)- describes something that is active at night.

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preclude

(verb) to prevent or make impossible beforehand

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retribution

(noun) punishment for doing something wrong.

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avenge

(verb)to get revenge by punishing the wrongdoer

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avenger

(noun) someone who avenges a wrong

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. connoisseur

(noun) a person who has a high level of knowledge or skill in a field.

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accost

(verb) to approach and speak to in a challenging or aggressive way

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palpable

(adj.) able to be touched or felt

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tangible

(adj.) describes something that has
substance or reality; capable of being touched or precisely identified (more than palpable)

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disarming

(adj.) describes something that removes feelings of unfriendliness or mistrust

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analytical

(adj.) describes something that is skilled in breaking a whole into its parts and examining their relationship.

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analyze

(verb) to study the parts of something

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futile

(adj.) describes something that has no result or effect

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condone

(verb) to forgive, overlook, or allow an offense (something bad)