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Affected

—adjective

1) artificial or pretend: Her affected wealth and social pedigree are so obviously false that it's embarrassing.

—Related forms

af·fect·ed·ly, adverb
af·fect·ed·ness, noun

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Cosset

—verb

1) to coddle.

—Related forms

un·cos·set·ed, adjective

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Dilatory

—adjective

1) procrastinating: a dilatory strategy.

—Related forms

dil·a·to·ri·ly, adverb
dil·a·to·ri·ness, noun
un·dil·a·to·ri·ly, adverb
un·dil·a·to·ry, adjective

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Elegy

—noun

1) a mournful poem or song.

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Foment

—verb

1) to instigate: to foment discontent.

—Related forms

fo·ment·er, noun
un·fo·ment·ed, adjective

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Gestation

—noun

1) development period

—Related forms

ges·ta·tion·al, ges·ta·tive , adjective

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Ingenuous

—adjective

1) innocent or naive.

—Related forms

in·gen·u·ous·ly, adverb
in·gen·u·ous·ness, noun
half-in·gen·u·ous, adjective
half-in·gen·u·ous·ly, adverb
half-in·gen·u·ous·ness, noun

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Intractable

—adjective

1) stubborn: an intractable disposition.

—Related forms

in·trac·ta·bil·i·ty, in·trac·ta·ble·ness, noun
in·trac·ta·bly, adverb

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Intransigent

—adjective

1) stubborn.

—Related forms

in·tran·si·gence, in·tran·si·gen·cy, noun
in·tran·si·gent·ly, adverb

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Jingoism

—noun

1) extreme nationalism.

—Related forms

jin·go·ish, adjective
jin·go·ist, noun, adjective
jin·go·is·tic, adjective
jin·go·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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Malfeasance

—noun

1) wrongdoing by a public official.

—Related forms

mal·fea·sant, adjective, noun

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Malinger

—verb

1) to fake illness to avoid work.

—Related forms

ma·lin·ger·er, noun

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Obstinate

—adjective

1) stubborn.

—Related forms

ob·sti·nate·ly, adverb
ob·sti·nate·ness, noun
su·per·ob·sti·nate, adjective
su·per·ob·sti·nate·ly, adverb
su·per·ob·sti·nate·ness, noun
un·ob·sti·nate, adjective
un·ob·sti·nate·ly, adverb

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Probity

— noun

1) complete honesty and integrity.

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Putative

—adjective

1) generally accepted as true: the putative boss of the mob.

—Related forms

pu·ta·tive·ly, adverb
un·pu·ta·tive, adjective
un·pu·ta·tive·ly, adverb

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Pyrrhic

1) achieved at devastating cost

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Sanguine

—adjective

1) confidently optimistic: a sanguine disposition.

—Related forms

san·guine·ly, adverb
san·guin·i·ty, san·guin·ness, noun
non·san·guine, adjective
non·san·guine·ly, adverb
non·san·guine·ness, noun
o·ver·san·guine, adjective
o·ver·san·guine·ly, adverb
o·ver·san·guine·ness, noun
pre·san·guine, adjective
qua·si-san·guine, adjective
qua·si-san·guine·ly, adverb
su·per·san·guine, adjective
su·per·san·guin·i·ty, noun
un·san·guine, adjective
un·san·guine·ly, adverb

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Sedulous

—adjective

1) diligent.

—Related forms

sed·u·lous·ly, adverb
sed·u·lous·ness, noun
un·sed·u·lous, adjective
un·sed·u·lous·ly, adverb
un·sed·u·lous·ness, noun

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Sybarite

—noun

1) a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.

—Related forms

syb·a·rit·ism , noun

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Vacillate

—verb

1) to waver or oscillate.

—Related forms

vac·il·la·tor, noun

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