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Adventitious

Accidental, nonessential (adj)

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Aegis

A shield, protection, (noun)

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Aesthetic

Pertaining to beauty (adj)

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Affectation

A phony attitude (noun)

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Affinity

An attraction to (noun)

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Agape

Open-mouthed, surprised (adj)

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Aggrandize

To enlarge or expand (verb)

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altruism

A concern for others (noun)

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Animosity

Hatred (noun)

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Adroit

Skillful, clever (adj)

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Antipathy

An intense dislike (noun)

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Antithesis

An exact opposite (noun)

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Badinage

Playful, teasing talk (noun)

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Banal

Common, ordinary (Adj.)

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Bedlam

A noisy uproar (noun)

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Beguile

To deceive (verb)

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Besiege

To overwhelm (verb)

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Bilious

Bad tempered (adj.)

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Blanch

To whiten (Verb)

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Blandishment

Flattery (noun)

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Bombast

Impressive but meaningless

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Boor

A rude or impolite person

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Bowdlerize

To remove an offense passage

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Brevity

Briefness, a short duration

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Cajole

To coax, to persuade

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Callow

Young and inexperienced

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Carnal

Sensual, sexual

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Carrion

Decaying flesh

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Cataclysm

A violent charge

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Caveat

A warning

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Censure

To criticize sharply

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Cessation

A stopping; discontinuance

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Chagrin

Embarrassment or lost of courage

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Chimerical

Imaginary, fantastic

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Coalesce

To blend, merge

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Debacle

A complete failure

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Debauchery

Corruption, self-indulgence

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Deference

Respect, consideration

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Defile

To pollute, corrupt

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Delineate

To describe