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Accost

To approach and speak to first, to confront in a challenging or aggressive way

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Animadversion

A comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval

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Avid

Desirous of something o the point of greed, intensely eager

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Brackish

Having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink

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Celerity

Swiftness, rapidity of motion or action

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Devious

Straying or wandering from a straight or direct course, done or acting in a shifty nor underhanded way

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Gambit

In chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening of this type

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Halcyon

A legendary bird identified with the kingfisher, or or relating to he halcyon, calm, peaceful, happy, golden, prosperous, affluent

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Histrionic

Pertaining to actors me tired techniques, theatrical, artificial, melodramatic

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Incendiary

Deliberately setting or causing fires, designed to start fires, tending to stir up strife or rebellion
One who deliberately sets fires, arsonist, one who causes strife

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Maelstrom

A whirlpool of great size and violence, a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction

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Myopic

Nearsighted, lacking a broad realistic view of a situation, lacking foresight or discernment

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Overt

Open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized

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Pejorative

Tending to make worse, expressing disapproval or disparagement , derogatory, deprecatory, belittling

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Propriety

The state of being proper, appropriateness, standards of start is proper or socially acceptable

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Sacrilege

Improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred

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Summarily

Without delay or formality, briefly, concisely

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Suppliant

Asking humbly did earnestly, one so makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor

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Talisman

An object that serves as a charm or is believe to confer magical poses, an amulet, fetish

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Undulate

To move in waves or with a wavelike motion, to have a wavelike appearance or form