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Abnegation

N: 1. the act or an instance of abnegating, or denying oneself some rights, conveniences, etc 2. the act of relinquishing or giving up a right, possession, etc

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Arduous

Adj: 1. requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult 2. requiring or using much energy and vigor; strenuous 3. hard to climb; steep 4. hard to endure; full of hardships; severe

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Aversion

N: 1. a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy 2. a cause or object of dislike; person or thing that causes antipathy 3. act of averting; turning away or preventing

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Bellicose

Adj: inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious

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Capricious

Adj: 1. subject to, led by, or indicative of sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic 2. fanciful or witty

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Catalyst

N: 1. a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected 2. something that causes activity between two or more persons or forces without itself being affected 3. a person or thing that precipitates an event or change 4. a person whose talk, enthusiasm, or energy causes others to be more friendly, enthusiastic, or energetic

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Contentious

Adj: 1. tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome 2. causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy 3. pertaining to causes between contending parties

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Diminution

N: 1. the act, fact, or process of diminishing; lessening; reduction 2. the repetition or imitation of a subject or theme in notes of shorter duration than those first used

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Enmity

N: a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism

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Guile

N: insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity

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Idiom

N: 1. an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meaning of its constituent elements 2. a language, dialect, or style of speaking peculiar to a people 3. a construction or expression of one language whose parts correspond to elements in another language but whose parts correspond to elements in another language but whose total structure or meaning is not matched in the same way in the second language 4. the peculiar character or genius of a language 5. a distinct style or character, in music, art, etc

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Impercipitable

Adj: 1. very slight, gradual, or subtle 2. not perceptible; not perceived by or affecting the senses N: 3. something not capable of being perceived by the senses

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Incipient

Adj: beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage

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Ingenuousness

Adj: 1. free from reserver, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere 2. artless; innocent; naive 3. honorable or noble

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Inured

V (w/ object): 1. to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc; toughen or harden; habituate V (w/out object): 2. to come into use; take or have effect 3. to become beneficial or advantageous

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Jargon

N: 1. the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group 2. unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish 3. any talk or writing that one does not understand 4. language that is characterized by uncommon or pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax and is often vague in meaning V (w/out object): 5. to speak in or write jargon; jargonize

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Meander

V (w/out object): 1. to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course 2. to wander aimlessly; ramble V (w/ object): 3. to define the margin of (a body of water) with a meander line N: 4. usually, meanders. turnings or windings; a winding path or course 5. a circuitous movement or journey 6. an intricate variety of fret or fretwork

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Nonchalance

N: the state or quality of being nonchalant; cool indifference or lack of concern; casualness

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Obtuse

Adj: 1. not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull 2. not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form 3. (of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity 4. indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sounds

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Officious

Adj: 1. objectionably aggressive in offering one’s unrequested and unwanted services, help, or advice; meddlesome 2. marked by or proceeding from such forwardness 3. ready to server; obliging

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Perfidy

N: 1. deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery 2. an act or instance of faithlessness or treachery

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Quandary

N: a state of perplexity or uncertainty, especially as to what to do; dilemma

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Solicit

V (w/ object): to seek for (something) by entreaty, earnest or respectful request, formal application, etc 2. to entreat or petition (someone or some agency) 3. to seek to influence or incite to action, especially unlawful or wrong action 4. to offer to have sex with in exchange for money V (w/out object): 5. to make a petition or request, as for something desired 6. to solicit orders or trade, as for a business 7. to offer to have sex with someone in exchange for money

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Supplicate

V (w/out object): 1. to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition V (w/ object) 2. to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly 3. to seek or ask for by humble entreaty

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Succinct

Adj: 1. expressed in few words; concise; terse 2. characterized by conciseness or verbal brevity 3. compressed into a small area, scope, or compass