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(Adj) stinging, bitter in temper or tone

Acrimonious

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(Adj) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

Bovine

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(N) dismay, confusion

Consternation

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(Adj) fat; having a large, bulky body

Corpulent

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(V) to deny responsibility for or connection with

Disavow

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(Adj) impartial; calm, free from emotion

Dispassionate

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(N) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

Dissension

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(V) to cause to disappear; to scatter; dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

Dissipate

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(V) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

Expurgate

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(N) a armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

Gauntlet

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(Adj) based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

Hypothetical

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(Adj) mean, low, base

Ignoble

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(V) to call into question; to attack as false

Impugn

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(Adj) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement

Intemperate

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(N) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

Odium

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(N) faithlessness, treachery

Perfidy

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(V) to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over, to banish

Relegate

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(Adj) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

Squeamish

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(Adj) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end

Subservient

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(Adj) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

Susceptible