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Disparity

inequality or difference

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Renounce

to give up or abandon

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Officious

too ready to please, praise, or obey

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Scathing

harsh or caustic

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Facetious

joking, meant to be amusing

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Empirical

based on experiment and observation

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Differentiate

to make or become different

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Treastise

a formal, written discussion of a subject

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Quiescence

inactivity, quietness

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Testimonial

a tribute to a person's accomplishments

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Chauvinism

biased belief in the superiority of one's own group, sex, or nation

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Epitome

an ideal example; a summary

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Inexorable

unalterable; relentless

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Cosmopolitan

international; beyond national boundaries

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Devoid

entirely without; empty

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Repository

a center for storage

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Regimen

a particular form of government

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Sagacity

keen; sound judgement

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Tenuous

thin, not substantial

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Moot

resolved and not worth further discussion or consideration