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Disinter

v. dig up; discover (something that is well hidden)

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Enigmatic

adj. difficult to interpret or understand

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Precocious

adj. (of a child) having developed certain abailities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual

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Flower

v. develop fully and richly

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Pejorative

adj. expressing contempt or disapproval

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Turpitude

n. depravity or immorality

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Extradite

v. deport from one country back to the home country

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Disavow

v. deny responsibility or support for

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Bellicose

adj. demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight

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Gossamer

n. something delicate; filmy

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Precipitous

adj. done suddenly and without careful considerations

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Macabre

adj. disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury

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Garble

v. distort; confuse; muddle

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Derogated

v. disparage; deviate from

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Denigrate

v. criticize unfairly

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Froward

adj. (of a person) difficult to deal with; contrary

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Cloying

adv. disgust or sicken someone with an excess of sweetness, richness, or sentiment (v. cloy)

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Dissemble

v. disguise or conceal

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Contumacious

adj. (esp. of a defendant's behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority

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Obduracy

adj. stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action

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Dolt

n. stupid person

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Risible

adj. such as to provoke laughter

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Meet

adj. suitable or proper

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Subpoena

n. or v. summons to court

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Specious

adj. superficially plausible, but actually wrong; misleading in appearance

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Commodious

adj. roomy and comfortable

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Extirpated

v. root out and destroy completely

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Boorish

adj. rough and bad mannered

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Coarse

adj. rough; rude, crude, or vulgar

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Exegesis

n. scholarly explanation or interpretation