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Philistine

-(Adj. but also Noun)
:lacking in or hostile to culture; hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts; materialistic but no care for culture or art; uncultured; unrefined; country in middle east who were very materialistic

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Juxtapose

-(Verb)
:to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast

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Fortuitous

-(adj.)
: happening or produced by chance; accidental; lucky; fortunate; happening by accident or chance rather that desire

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Supplicate

-(Verb)
: to pray or beg humbly; to ask or seek in a humble way or earnestly; to petition and to pray for something humbly

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Abnegate

-(verb)
:to refuse or deny oneself; to relinquish; give up; renounce or reject something desired; to give up or renounce one's right

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Succinct

-Adj.
:expressed in few words; concise; characterized by verbal brevity; terse; brief

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Paradox

-Noun
:a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurb but in reality expresses a possible truth; self-contradictory and false proposition; contradiction that may contain an element of truth

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Unmitigated

-Adj.
: complete or absolute; not softened or lessened; not lessened or relived or made better

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Nuance

-Noun
:a subtle difference or distinction in in expression, meaning, response; a very slight difference or variation in tone or color;

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Reprobation

-Noun
: severe disapproval, condemnation, censure

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Sanguine

-Adj.
:cheerfully optimistic or positive, hopeful or confident; blood-red, reddish

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Impolitic

-Adj.
:unwise and un responsible; not judicious

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Hiatus

-Noun;
:a break or interruption in the continuity or a work, series, action; a gap or pause; stop in a period of time

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Piquant

-Adj.
:agreeably pungent of sharp in taste or flavor; agreeable stimulating, interesting, or attractive; spicy taste; provocative

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Circumvent

-Verb
:to go around or bypass; to avoid by artfulness or deception;

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Misanthrope

-Noun
:A hater of humankind; someone who avoids human society;
Distrusts most people

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Inept

-Adj.
: without skill or apititude for a particular task or assignment; generally awkward or clumsy; incompetent; incapable

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Insidious

-Adj.
:stealthily, treacherous, or deceitful; causing harm in sneaky way, sly

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Irascible

-Adj.
:easily provoked to anger; very irritable; characterized or produced by anger;

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Metamorphosis

-(noun)
:A complete change of form, structure, or appearance; A change in the form or nature of a thing or person; A transformation