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alacrity

(n) a cheerful readiness

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alleviate

(v) to relieve, make more bearable

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antithesis

(n) the direct opposite, a sharp contrast

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appall

(v) to fill with dismay or horror

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bellicose

(adj) warlike on manner or temperament; quarrelsome

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disparage

(v) to belittle, speak slightingly of

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dissonant

(adj) not in harmony

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droll

(adj) amusingly odd

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edict

(n) an order issued by someone in authority

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elucidate

(v) to clarify, explain

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laud

(v) to praise

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loll

(v) to act in a lazy manner

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loquacious

(adj) talkative, wordy

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magnanimous

(adj) generous in forgiving

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mandatorty

(adj) required, abligatory

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nondescript

(adj) ordinary, not outstanding

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phlegmatic

(adj) slow-moving, sluggish; unemmotional

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rescind

(v) to repeal, cancel

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vivacious

(adj) lively, sprightly, full of energy

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whet

(v) to sharpen, put an edge on