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adj. of or related to a thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve

Chimerical

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v. to scold or rebuke

Chide

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n. someone excessively patriotic, prejudiced for a particular group, cause or gender

Chauvinist

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adj. cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something

Chary

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n. trickster who claims knowledge he doesn’t have

Charlatan

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n. type of song sung by sailors

Chantey

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adj. extremely bad or unpleasant

Execrable

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adj. open to objection; causing disapproval or offense

Exceptionable

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v. to value highly or put a price on or inform someone

Apprising

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adj. (of a person) using excessive flattery

Unctuous

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adj. useful

Utilitarian

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n. use of similar sounding but incorrect word

Malapropism

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v. use ambiguous language to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself

Equivocate

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adj. lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward

Gauche

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adj. unskillful; clumsy

Maladroit

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adj. unqualified, absolute

Plenary

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adv. Not regularly or continuously; unpredictably

Fitfully

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adj. changing frequently, esp. as regards to one's loyalties, interests, or affection; unpredictable

Fickle

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adj. relating or devoted to that which is not sacred or biblical; (of language) blasphemous or obscene

Profane

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adj. (esp. of a person) unfortunate

Hapless

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adj. (of a circumstance) not giving or indicating a good chance of success; unfavorable

Unpropitious

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n. an unexpected change in fortune or circumstances; alternation between opposite or contrasting things

Vicissitude

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adj. unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient

Untoward

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adj. undiluted and pure; total

Unalloyed

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adj. uncultivated

Fallow

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n. an intuitive feeling about the future

Presentiment

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n. the use of fallavious arguments, esp. with the intention of deceiving

Sophistry

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n. a mob; a disorderly crowd

Rabble

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n. a curse

Malediction

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n. a continuous loud banging or wringing sound

Clangor