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excessive pride in oneself; an elaborate metaphor

Conceit

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link together

Concatenate

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willing to please others,

Complaisant

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disapproving; critical

Censorious

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disapproval

Disapprobation

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v. to refuse to approve of (something); disallow

Discountenance

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adj. in keeping with good taste and propriety; dignified, well behaved

Decorous

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

Disinter

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adj. difficult to interpret or understand

Enigmatic

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

Precocious

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v. develop fully and richly

Flower

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adj. expressing contempt or disapproval

Pejorative

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n. depravity or immorality

Turpitude

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v. deport from one country back to the home country

Extradite

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v. deny responsibility or support for

Disavow

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adj. demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight

Bellicose

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n. something delicate; filmy

Gossamer

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adj. done suddenly and without careful considerations

Precipitous

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

Macabre

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v. distort; confuse; muddle

Garble

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v. disparage; deviate from

Derogated

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v. criticize unfairly

Denigrate

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

Froward

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

Cloying

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v. disguise or conceal

Dissemble

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

Contumacious

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

Obduracy

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n. stupid person

Dolt

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adj. such as to provoke laughter

Risible

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adj. suitable or proper

Meet