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Arrogate (v)

To claim or take without right

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Belabor (adj)

To work on excessively; to thrash soundly

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Carping (adj/n)

Tending to find fault, especially in petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
Petty, nagging criticism

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Congeal (v)

To change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid

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Emulate (v)

To imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model

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Encomium (n)

A formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute

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Eschew (v)

To avoid, shun, keep away from

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Insatiable (adj)

So great or demanding as not to be satisfied

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Intransigent (adj)

Refusing to compromise, irreconcilable

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Invidious (adj)

Offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment

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Largesse (n)

Generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions

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Reconnaisance (n)

A survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination

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Substantiate (v)

To establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to

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Temporize (v)

To stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise

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Tenable (adj)

Capable of being held or defended

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Animadversion (n)

A comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval

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Avid (adj)

Desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager

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Brackish (adj)

Having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink

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Devious (adj)

Straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in s shifty or underhanded way

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Gambit (n)

In chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type

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Histrionic (adj)

Pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic

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Incendiary (adj/n)

Deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion
One who deliberately sets fire, arsonist; one who cause strife

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Maelstrom (n)

A whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction

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Myopic (adj)

Nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment

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Overt (adj)

Open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized

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Pejorative (adj)

Tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling

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Propriety (n)

The state of being proper, appropriateness
(Pl) standards of what is proper or socially acceptable

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Sacrilege (n)

Improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred

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Summarily (adv)

Without delay or formality; briefly, defilement

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Suppliant (adj/n)

Asking humbly and earnestly
One who makes a request humbly and earnestly, petitioner, suitor