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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

3

Austere

adj. severe or strict manner, attitude, or appearance

3

Arboreal

adj. concerned with trees

3

v. walking slowly and heavily; uninspired

Plodding

4

Sinewy

adj. vigorous; having well-developed muscles

5

Assay

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

5

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

14

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

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Upshot

n. the final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events

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Pedant

n. person who insists on strict adherence to rules or with displaying academic learning

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n. a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, esp. to one's pride

Piques

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n. con man

Shyster

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Pariah

n. outcast from society

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n. critical explanation of a text

Exegetic

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Balk

v. to hinder and prevent; hesitate over

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adj. concerned with the sense of touch

Tactile

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Simpatico

adj. compatible; having shared interests or attributes

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n. person who insists on strict adherence to rules or with displaying academic learning

Pedant

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Forbearing

adj. (of a person) patient and restrained

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v. divide a region or body into smaller mutually hostile states or groups

Balkanized

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Senescence

n. condition or process of deterioration with age

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adj. looking or sounding sad or dismal

Lugubrious

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Forage

v. to search for food

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n. type of fishing net

Seine

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Sinecure

n. job which pays salary but requiring little effort

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v. to express disapproval of; criticize

Deprecate

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Polemical

adj. causing debate or argument

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n. anything soothing

Balm

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n. a statement that is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true

Axioms

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Ponderous

adj. weighty; slow and heavy

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adj. cowardly

Pusillanimous

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Bastion

n. fortress; stronghold

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v. run with long strides

Lope

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n. prophetess

Sibyl

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Tactile

adj. concerned with the sense of touch

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Unprepossessing

adj. not particularly attractive or appealing to the eye; unattractive

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Plodding

v. walking slowly and heavily; uninspired

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Compendious

adj. containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way

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n. the final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action, or series of events

Upshot

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Portent

n. warning sign

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Shrewd

adj. having sharp powers of judgment

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Bristle

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

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Deign

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

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Bedizened

adj. dressed up or decorated guadily

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adj. done pompously to impress

Portentous

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adj. lacking originality

Banal

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Sidle

v. walk in a furtive manner

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Pluck

n. spirited and determined courage

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Somatic

adj. concerned with the body

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adj. sounding sad and mournful

Plaintive

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adj. severe or strict manner, attitude, or appearance

Austere

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adj. paying attention to small details

Punctilious

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Hermeneutic

adj. concerning interpretation especially of the bible or literary texts

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v. to trim

Prune

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v. to measure depth of

Plumb

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n. a cause of great distress or annoyance

Bane

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Piques

n. a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, esp. to one's pride

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v. to grieve

Pine

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Bard

n. poet

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Brook

v. to tolerate or allow; n. a small stream

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Plaudit

n. praise

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Becloud

v. to make more obscure

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Epistolary

adj. concerned with letters

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Ebullient

adj. very lively; cheerful

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Pallid

adj. (of a person's face) pale, typically because of poor health

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v. to make more obscure

Becloud

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Expatiate

v. to speak or write at great length

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adj. (of something considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously (clearly) or obviously offensive

Flagrancy

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Shyster

n. con man

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v. to search for food

Forage

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Modish

adj. conforming to or following what is currently popular and fashionable

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n. a person who is concerned with the views of ordinary people

Populist

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Unequivocal

adj. leaving no doubt; unambiguous

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adj. dressed up or decorated guadily

Bedizened

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v. to speak or write at great length

Expatiate

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adj.difficult to please; critical

Carping

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Verisimilar

adj. true to life

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Pious

adj. very religious

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n. feathers of a bird

Plumage

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n. poet

Bard

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Portentous

adj. done pompously to impress

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adj. having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage

Astute

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v. allege as a fact

Aver

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adj. leaving no doubt; unambiguous

Unequivocal

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Deprecate

v. to express disapproval of; criticize

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adj. unable or unwilling to believe something

Incredulous

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v. laze around; hang out

Loll

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Pine

v. to grieve

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adj. unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable

Ineluctable

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adj. remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree; unnatural or abnormal

Prodigious

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Prodigious

adj. remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree; unnatural or abnormal

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adj. very eager or curious to hear or see something

Agog

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

Assay

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Lint

n. soft material used to cover wounds

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n. condition or process of deterioration with age

Senescence

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Epaulet

n. ornamental piece on clothing

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Lissome

adj. thin, supple, and graceful

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Lubricious

adj. offensively displaying or intended to arouse sexual desire

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Plumage

n. feathers of a bird

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Carping

adj.difficult to please; critical

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adj. having sharp powers of judgment

Shrewd

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n. praise

Plaudit

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n. ornamental piece on clothing

Epaulet

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Prune

v. to trim

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n. self-taught person

Autodidacts

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adj. (of a sound) loud, and reverberating, and often melancholy

Plangent

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Baleful

adj. threatening harm

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Avarice

n. greed for money or material gain

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Repartee

n. conversation or speech characterized by quick witty comments

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Stygian

adj. very dark

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

Baying

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adj. causing debate or argument

Polemical

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v. to tolerate or allow; n. a small stream

Brook

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adj. containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way

Compendious

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Lithe

adj. flexible; supple

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n. soft material used to cover wounds

Lint

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adj. offensively displaying or intended to arouse sexual desire

Lubricious

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adj. not particularly attractive or appealing to the eye; unattractive

Unprepossessing

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n. spirited and determined courage

Pluck

133

Pusillanimous

adj. cowardly

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adj. weighty; slow and heavy

Ponderous

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Simulacrum

n. an unsatisfactory imitation or substitute

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adj. compatible; having shared interests or attributes

Simpatico

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in stubborn dispute or disagreement

At loggerheads

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Seine

n. type of fishing net

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adj. flexible; supple

Lithe

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n. outcast from society

Pariah

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Sibyl

n. prophetess

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adj. corrupt; can be bribed

Venal

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Bane

n. a cause of great distress or annoyance

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adj. conforming to or following what is currently popular and fashionable

Modish

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n. warning sign

Portent

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Banal

adj. lacking originality

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Agog

adj. very eager or curious to hear or see something

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Vagrant

n. a wanderer

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adj. threatening harm

Baleful

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Axioms

n. a statement that is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true

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adj. (of a person's face) pale, typically because of poor health

Pallid

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v. to spread to other sites

Metastasize

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Lope

v. run with long strides

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adj. concerned with trees

Arboreal

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Metastasize

v. to spread to other sites

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v. walk in a furtive manner

Sidle

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v. to speak pompously or dogmatically

Pontificate

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Punctilious

adj. paying attention to small details

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adj. concerned with letters

Epistolary

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n. a wanderer

Vagrant

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n. fortress; stronghold

Bastion

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Loll

v. laze around; hang out

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Pontificate

v. to speak pompously or dogmatically

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n. conversation or speech characterized by quick witty comments

Repartee

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Astute

adj. having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage

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Balkanized

v. divide a region or body into smaller mutually hostile states or groups

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adj. thin, supple, and graceful

Lissome

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Incredulous

adj. unable or unwilling to believe something

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adj. vigorous; having well-developed muscles

Sinewy

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adj. lacking flavor, vigor, interest

Insipid

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adj. (of a person) patient and restrained

Forbearing

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Flagrancy

adj. (of something considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously (clearly) or obviously offensive

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Flagitious

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

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Plangent

adj. (of a sound) loud, and reverberating, and often melancholy

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adj. snooty

Lofty

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n. an unsatisfactory imitation or substitute

Simulacrum

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Plumb

v. to measure depth of

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adj. true to life

Verisimilar

187

Ineluctable

adj. unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable

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Fettle

n. condition; v. make or repair

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Populist

n. a person who is concerned with the views of ordinary people

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Autodidacts

n. self-taught person

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n. condition; v. make or repair

Fettle

193

Balm

n. anything soothing

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adj. very lively; cheerful

Ebullient