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Acrid

sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)

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Boorish

ill-mannered

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Cynical

believing that people act only out of selfish motives

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Epistle

a letter (form of communication)

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Heresy

against orthodox opinion

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Lance

spear; spike; javelin

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Obscure

difficult to understand; partially hidden

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Poignant

deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions

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Respite

a break; intermission

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Terse

concise; to the point

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Abut

To connect or touch; to border on; adjoin

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Affirmation

A positive statement or declaration of a truth or belief

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Amorphous

Shapeless; undefined; vague; indistinct; unformed

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Astute

Quick to understand; keen; shrewd

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Bland

Mild; pleasantly smooth or soothing; lackluster

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Candor

Frankness; sincerity

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Supersede

To replace; to substitute something superior in place of

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Transgression

Crossing over a boundary or limit; violation of a rule or custom

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Viable

Possible; workable; able to be accomplished

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Renegade

(n) one who violates the ruler; a deserter;
(a) wild; uncontrollable