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aussage

to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate (applies to abstracts like emotions)

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myopic

unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted; nearsighted (short term)

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resilient

springing back; rebounding

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encumber

to burden or weigh down

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succinct

expressed in few words; concise; terse

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elucidate

to make lucid or clear; throw light upon; explain; clarify

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garish

crudely or tastelessly colourful, showy, or elaborate, as clothes or decoration

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contentious

tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome

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mollify

to soften in feeling or temper as a person; pacify; appease (people or things)

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interdict

to forbid or prohibit

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exodus

a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people

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rectitude

rightness of principle or conduct; moral value

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taut

tightly drawn; tense; not slack

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tentative

unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant (a tentative deadline, smile on his face, etc)

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eccentricity

an oddity of peculiarity, as of conduct

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uncouth

awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly

lacking in good manners, refinement, or grace

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elusive

hard to express or define

difficult to catch or find

difficult to remember

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façade

the front of a building, especially an imposing or decorative one

a superficial appearance or illusion of something

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concede

to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit

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tedious

marked by tedium; long and tiresome; causing fatigue or tedium; monotonous

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sullen

showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve