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Acquiesce

To give in
Agree

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Affinity

A natural liking or affection for

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Blasphemous

Profane
Disrespect

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Buttress

A support or prop

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Circumspect

Careful to consider consequences
Cautious

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Corroboration

Confirmation, proof

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Deplete

To use up gradually
To gradually lessen in amount or value

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Despotic

Ruling oppressively
Tyrant

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Empirical

Based on observation or experiment not theory

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Emaciated

Very thin
Wasting away

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Extraneous

Not essential or vital

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Fallow

Inactive, plowed but not sowed

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Homogenous

Of the same kind

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Hyperbole

An obvious exaggeration

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Incontrovertible

Indisputable

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Irascible

Irritable, easily annoyed

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Laconic

Using minimal words(May seem rude)

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Magnanimity

Having a generous and courageous spirit

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Obsequious

Overly attentive
Servile

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Proliferation

An increase in number; multiplication

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Scrupulous

Very principled or moral

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Sublime

Uplifting or splendid

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Surreptitious

Secretive,understood

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Veracity

Devotion to the truth

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Zeal

Extreme enthusiasm