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abase

to lower in esteem, degrade; to humble, humiliate

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actuate

to move to action; to impel, incite, instigate

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avert

to turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid; deflect, ward off

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boorish

rude, unrefined; clumsy; uncouth, gauche, ill-mannered

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brunt

the main impact, force, or burden

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combatant

a fighter, soldier, warrior, etc

engaged in fighting; hostile, battling

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dormant

inactive; in a state of suspension; sleeping, resting; quiescent

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dubious

causing uncertainty or suspicion; in a doubtful or uncertain of mind, hesitant

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harangue

to deliver a loud, ranting speech; lecture

a loud speech, diatribe

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harry

to make a destructive raid on; to torment, harass

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impenitent

not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses; remorseless

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knave

a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow; rascal

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legion

a large military force; any large group or number, multitude

many, numerous

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liberality

generosity, generous act; breadth of mind or outlook; magnanimity

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plaintiff

one who begins a lawsuit; complainant

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probe

to examine, investigate thoroughly, explore

an investigation; a device used to explore or examine

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protract

to draw out or lengthen in space or time; elongate

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quarry

to cut or take from (or as if from) a quarry

a place from which stone is taken; something that is hinted or pursued; prey, victim; excavation, mine

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spurn

to refuse with scorn, disdain; snub, repudiate

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subterfuge

an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something; deception, artifice