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Sectarian

Pertaining to a group within a larger group that is limited by common beliefs or interests; narrow-minded

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Sequester

To hide or keep away from others; to withdraw into seclusion; to confiscate; to segregate.

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Sporadic

Occurring at irregular intervals; isolated

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Substantiate

To support with proof or evidence; to verify

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Terse

Using only a few words but clear and to the point; polished (generally had a negative connotation)

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Verbose

Wordy; tedious

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Abstinence

The giving up of certain pleasures such as good or drink

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Ambiguous

Permitting more than one interpretation; not clearly defined

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Antagonism

Hostility; active opposition

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Caustic

Stinging; biting

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Chastise

To criticize severely

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Concise

Saying something in a few words; being brief but complete