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Abjure

To renounce, repudiate under oath; to avoid, shun

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Acrid

Harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper

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August

Majestic, inspiring admiration and respect

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Callous

Emotionally hardened, unfeeling

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Clandestine

Secret, concealed; underhanded

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Compunction

Remorse, regret

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Conflagration

A large destructive fire

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Elated

High in spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased

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Indelible

Not able to be erased or removed, memorable

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Indulgent

Yielding to the wishes or demands of others

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Inveterate

Firmly established, long standing habitual

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Irrelevant

Not to the point, not applicable or pertinent

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Nocturnal

Of or occurring in the night; under cover of darkness

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Platitude

A commonplace, stale, or trite remark

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Quell

To subdue, to put down forcibly

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Quiescent

Inactive at rest

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Ruminate

To meditate, think about at length

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Tacit

Unspoken, silent; implied, inferred

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Tangible

Capable of being touched; real, concrete

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Trenchant

Incisive keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct; clear cut