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Bewilder

To puzzle completely, confuse

2

Buffoon

A clown, a course, stupid person

3

Controversial

Arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement

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Dishearten

Discourage

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Fruitless

Not producing the desired results, unsuccessful

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Hostile

Unfriendly, unfavorable, warlike, aggressive

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Inflammable

Easily set on fire, easily angered or aroused

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Inflict

To give or cause something unpleasant, impose

9

Malignant

Deadly, extremely harmful, evil, spiteful, malicious

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Mortify

To hurt someone's feelings deeply, to cause embarrassment, or humiliation, to subdue or discipline by self denial or suffering

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Orthodox

In agreement with established or generally accepted beliefs or ways or doing things

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Procure

To obtain through special effort, to bring about

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Scurry

To run quickly, scamper, hurry

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Sodden

Soaked with liquid or moisture, expressionless, dull, spiritless, listless

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Spirited

Full of life and vigor, courageous

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Virtual

Having a certain force or effect in fact but not in name, so close as to be equivalent to the real thing

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Void

(adj) completely empty, having no legal force or effect
(n) empty or unfilled space (v.) to cancel or nullify

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Wayward

Disobedient, willful, unpredictable, capricious

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Wince

(v) to draw back suddenly as though in pain or fear
(n) the act of drawing back suddenly as though in pain or fear

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Alliance

Joining together for some common purpose