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Candor

saying what you really think; frankness

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Aberration

depart from the usual course

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Herculean

extremely demanding or difficult; Hercules

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Retrospect

survey of things that happened in the past

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Dearth

a lack of something

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Salient

standing out or easily seen

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Adjudged

to decree or decide by law

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Diurnal

occurring every day ; daytime

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Corroborates

to support or strengthen an idea or statement

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Ludicrous

amusingly absurd; ridiculous

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Artifices

a skill; clever device ; artful trick

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Configuration

position of part or elements of something; outline

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Scrupulous

giving strict attention to what is right; exact and careful

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Deduce

to infer by reasoning ; to conclude from known facts

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Refute

to prove that someone or something is false or incorrect ; disapprove

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Captivates

catch the attention

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Proponent

a person who supports a clause or idea

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Extant

still in existence ;not extinct

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Chicanery

the use of clever talk or trickery to deceive

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Augury

the practice of foretelling the future from ~signs and omens~