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Allay

To diminish or put to rest

2

Behemoth

Something really big and powerful

3

Collusion

Secret agreement between two parties

4

Derelict

In very poor condition from disuse or neglect

5

Embellish

To beauty or enhance, overdramatize

6

Façade

A superficial illusion of something

7

Gambit

A device, action or opening remark (usually to gain an advantage)

8

Hallow

Greatly respected, holy

9

Importune

To solicit, demand with urgency

10

Improvident

Lacking foresight, not cautious

11

Laconic

Of a person, speech or type - using few words

12

Mayhem

Damaging disorder

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Melange

Mix of object

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Nefarious

Wicked or criminal

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Obtuse

Annoying insensitive, slow to understand

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Pejorative

Expressing contempt or disapproval

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Rebuff

To reject someone in an abrupt manner

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Sentient

Able to feel, smell, taste hear, see; be aware or conscious of sense impressions

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Sporadic

Pouring at irregular intervals or in very few places

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Tenable

Able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection

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Unremitting

Never relaxing; relentless

22

Visceral

Relating to deep or inward feelings

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Wreak

To cause damage or harm

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Acclimate

To accustom to a new climate