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Perfidious

deliberately faithless

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illicit

improper, forbidden by law

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discrepancy

inconsistency, a contradiction

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inundate

to flood, cover by overflowing

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sumptuous

costly, luxurious

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inscrutable

mysterious, not easily understood

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abeyance

temporary suspension of an activity

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primordial

from earliest times, original

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homogeneous

of the same kind or nature

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pervade

to extend all over , spread

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harbinger

to announce

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emanating

to issue from , originate

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demagogue

a leader who stirs up people by appealing to their emotions

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prevaricated

to evade the truth

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detriment

damage, harm,injury

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obnoxious

very disagreeable

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chastise

to punish, criticize severely

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irrevocable

not capable of being retracted

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deplore

to regret , to feel very sorry about

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intercede

to act as a mediator in a dispute