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Agape

With a wide open mouth, as in wonder or surprise

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Carcinogen

A substance that produces cancer

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Censure

To severely criticize or condemn

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Deride

To laugh at with scorn; To ridicule

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Gambol

To dance and skip about in play

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Gibe

A taunting or bitterly sarcastic remark; (v.) To utter taunts or jeers

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Grotesque

Odd, distorted or unnatural in shape, appearance or character

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Hackneyed

Greatly overused; trite

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Immolate

To destroy; sacrifice

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Imperious

Overbearing or demanding or seeking to dominate

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Martinet

One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules

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Neologism

A new and creative phrase or expression

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Olfactory

Of or pertaining to the sense of smell

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Quagmire

A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament

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Recondite

Dealing with abstract or hard to understand information