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Brevity

Shortness of time or duration; Breifness

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Cronyism

The appointment of friends and associates to positions of authority

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Efficacy

Capacity or power to produce a desired effect; effectiveness

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Pious

One who is religiously devoted; deeply religious

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Incumbent

The holder of an office

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Altruism/Altruist

Feeling and behavior that show a desire to help other people and a lack of selfishness; unselfish

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Narcissism/Narcissist

Love of or sexual desire for one's own body; love for ones self

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Litigate

To make something the subject of a lawsuit

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Vaporous

Unsubstantial; airy

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Diaphanous

Very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent

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Sedentary

tending to spend much time seated; somewhat inactive

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Lambaste

To criticize harshly

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Serendipity

an aptitude fro making desirable discoveries by accident

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Aptitude

Capability, ability, talent

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Dilapidated

In a state of ruin or disrepair as a result of age or neglect

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Welter

move in a turbulent fashion; to roll, toss, or heave, as waves or the sea

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Jape

a practical joke; say or do something in jest or mockery

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Repugnant

extremely distasteful; unacceptable.

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Immutable

Unchanging over time or unable to be changed

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Vapid

Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging