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Pique

v. stimulate interest; feel irritated or resentful

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v. to envy; to give resentfully

Begrudge

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Begrudge

v. to envy; to give resentfully

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Disingenuous

adj. not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does

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Austere

adj. severe or strict manner, attitude, or appearance

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Arboreal

adj. concerned with trees

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v. walking slowly and heavily; uninspired

Plodding

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Sinewy

adj. vigorous; having well-developed muscles

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Assay

v. to try; to assess impurity or nature of something

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adj. very dark

Stygian

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adj. (of a person or their actions) criminal or villainous

Flagitious

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Lugubrious

adj. looking or sounding sad or dismal

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adj. concerned with the body

Somatic

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Venal

adj. corrupt; can be bribed

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v. to hinder and prevent; hesitate over

Balk

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Plaintive

adj. sounding sad and mournful

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adj. not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does

Disingenuous

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Baying

v. (of a group of people) shout loudly, typically to demand something

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adj. very religious

Pious

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v. to show irritation; (of hair or fur) stand upright away from the skin

Bristle

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n. job which pays salary but requiring little effort

Sinecure

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Aver

v. allege as a fact

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v. stimulate interest; feel irritated or resentful

Pique

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Lofty

adj. snooty

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adj. concerning interpretation especially of the bible or literary texts

Hermeneutic

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At loggerheads

in stubborn dispute or disagreement

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Insipid

adj. lacking flavor, vigor, interest

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v. to do something that one considers to be beneath one's dignity

Deign

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n. greed for money or material gain

Avarice

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Exegetic

n. critical explanation of a text