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presumptuous

failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.

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subversive

tending or intending to subvert or overthrow, destroy, or undermine an established or existing system, especially a legally constituted government or a set of beliefs.

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vacuous

having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.

4

avocation

a hobby or minor occupation.

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callous

showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.

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capricious

given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.

7

disparity

a great difference.

8

efficacy

the ability to produce a desired or intended result.

9

epistle

a letter.

10

hospice

a home providing care for the sick, especially the terminally ill.

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impetus

the force that makes something happen or happen more quickly.

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moribund

at the point of death.

13

vacillate

alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.

14

akin

of similar character.

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corroborate

confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).