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Acquiesce

​to accept without protest; to agree or submit

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Allure

to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm

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Askew

twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

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Blithe

cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

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Contentious

quarrelsome, inclined to argue

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Covet

to desire something belonging to another

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Crestfallen

discouraged, dejected, downcast

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Disheveled

rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

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Exponent

one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised

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Garrulous

given to too much talking, tediously chatty

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Insuperable

incapable of being overcome

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Lamentable

to be regretted or pitied

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Misnomer

an unsuitable or misleading name

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Profess

to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend

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Respite

a period of relief or rest

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Retribution

a repayment; a deserved punishment

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Sinuous

winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible

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Sonorous

full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style

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Vanguard

the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field

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Wastrel

A wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing