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Acute

With a sharp point; keen and alert; rising quickly to a high point in a short time

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Bluster

Talk or act in a noisy and threatening way

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Bungle

Act or work clumsily or awkwardly

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Commentary

Series of notes clarifying or explaining something; expression of opinion

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Duration

Length of time that something continues or lasts

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Eerie

Causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious

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Facet

One aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem

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Fidelity

The state of being faithful; accuracy in detail, exactness

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Fray

Brawl, a noisy quarrel; wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; strain, irritate

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Headstrong

Willful, stubborn

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Inhabitant

One living permanently in a given place

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Numb

Having lost the power of feeling or movement; to dull the feelings of, cause to lose feeling

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Pacify

To make peaceful or calm; to soothe

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Ravenous

Greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction

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Refute

To prove incorrect

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Remorse

Deep and painful regret for ones past misdeeds; pangs of conscience

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Setback

Something that interferes with progress; a disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat; steplike recession in a wall

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Smug

Overly self-satisfied, self- righteous

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Synopsis

Brief statement giving a general view of some subject

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Tarry

To linger, wait, remain or stay for a while, delay leaving