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Mellifluous

smooth and sweet sounding

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Pathos

a quality that arouses feelings of pity, sorrow, or sympathy

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Extol

commend; praise

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Protean

variable; changeable

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Virile

potent; manly

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Timorous

fearful or timid

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Fastidious

attentive to detail

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Intrinsic

inherent; natural

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Extrinsic

not naturally part of

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Mitigate

to make or become less in force or intensity; moderate

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Labyrinth

maze; puzzle

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Bevy

group

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Proclivity

a natural inclination

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Malleable

flexible; pliable

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Veracity

truth or accuracy

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Clandestine

covert; secret

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Pellucid

transparent; very clear in style or meaning

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Quack

a fake doctor; a con-man

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Collude

to conspire

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Bilk

to cheat, defraud

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Arcane

known or understood by only a few

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Elegy

sad poem

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Libertine

a person lacking in moral restraint

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Impregnable

invulnerable

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Wanton

reckless, lustful; wicked

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Teetotaler

a sober person

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Stark

pure; absolute

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Apostate

one who renounces a religious faith

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Proselytize

persuade; convert

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Cow

to frighten

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Defunct

dead

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Immaterial

irrelevant

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Amenable

agreeable, cooperative

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Cordial

warm and friendly

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Turgid

swollen; excessively ornate or complex