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Acrimonious

Full of bitterness

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Bovine

Sluggish, unresponsive; Dull

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Conducive

Contributing to an end, beneficial

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Consternation

Panic, confusion

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Corpulent

Very fat; obese

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Disavow

To deny responsibility for

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Dispassionate

Unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

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Dissension

Difference of opinion or feeling; Disagreement

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Dissipate

To disperse or disappear

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Expurgate

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from a text

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Gauntlet

An onslaught or attack from all sides; A protective glove from medieval times

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Hypothetical

Based on a theory, assumption or guess

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Ignoble

Not noble

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Impugn

To call into question; To challenge as false

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Intemperate

Excessive use, especially with alcoholic beverages; Lack of self-control

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Odium

A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust; Intense hatred

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Perfidy

Faithlessness; Treachery

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Relegate

To assign or remove, usually to an inferior or lower position

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Squeamish

Easily nauseated or sickened

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Subservient

Acting subordinate to another; Submissive

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Susceptible

Easily influenced by power or emotion

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Élan

Enthusiastic vigor and liveliness; distinctive flair