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abjure

(v) to renounce, repudiate

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acrid

(adj) harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner ir temper

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august

(adj) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect

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callous

(adj) emotionally hardened, unfeeling

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clandestine

(adj) secret, concealed

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compunction

(n) remorse, regret

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cinflagration

(n) a large destructive fire

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elated

(adj, part) in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased

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indeliable

(adj) not able to be erased or removed; memorable

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indulgent

(adj) yielding to the wishes or demands of others

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inverterate

(adj) firmly established, long-standing; habitual

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irrelevant

(adj) not to the point, not applicable or pertinent

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nocturnal

(adj) of or occurring in the night

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platittude

(n) a commonplace, state, or trite remark

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quell

(v) to subdue, put down forcibly

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quiescent

(adj) inactive; at rest

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ruminate

(v) to mediate, think about at length

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tacit

(adj) unspoken, silent; implied

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tangible

(adj) capable of being touched; real, concrete

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trenchant

(adj) incisive, keen; forceful, effective