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adroit

very clever or skillful.

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amicable

Showing a polite desire to avoid disagreement.

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averse

Having an active feeling of distaste.

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belligerent

angry and aggressive

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benevolent

kind and generous

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cursory

done or made quickly

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duplicity

dishonest behavior that is meant to trick someone

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extol

to praise highly

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feasible

possible to do

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grimace

a facial expression in which your mouth and face are twisted in a way that shows disgust

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holocaust

an event or situation in which many people are killed and many things are destroyed, especially by fire

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impervious

not allowing something to enter or pass through ( such as water or light)

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impetus

a force that causes something to be done or to become active

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jeopardy

exposure to or imminence of death, loss, or injury

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meticulous

very careful about doing something in an extremely accurate and exact way.

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nostalgia

pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again.

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quintessence

the essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form.

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retrogress

to move backward

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scrutinize

to examine closely and minutely

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tepid

moderately warm