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vexation (n)

the state of being annoyed, frustrate, or worried

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remonstrance (n)

a forcefully reproachful protest

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jaded (adj)

lacking enthusiasm typically after having too much of something

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entreat (v)

to ask someone earnestly or anxiously to do something

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jangle (v)

make a ringing metallic sound typically a discordant one

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paltry (adj)

small or meager

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vehemence (n)

the display of strong feeling: passion

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assent (n)

the expression of approval or agreement

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forbear (v)

to control yourself

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dullard (n)

a person who is not very bright

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gramercies

many thanks

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pine (v)

to have an intense longing for

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wits (n)

ability to think clearly; sense

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device (n)

a plan; something used to gain an artistic effect

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dolt (n)

a dunce

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vile (adj)

thoroughly unpleasant; repulsive

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thither

toward a direction

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knavery (n)

trickery

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patron (n)

person who gives finance to another

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beseech (v)

to beg