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Anathema

N- Someone or something that is very strongly disliked

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Buffet

N- A blow especially with the hand: something that strikes with telling force

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Clemency

N- Kind or merciful treatment of someone who could be given harsh punishment

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Contrite

Adj- Feeling or showing regret for bad behavior

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Dither

V- To delay taking action because you are not sure about what to do

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Ebullient

Adj- Lively and enthusiastic

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Execrable

Adj- Very bad

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Iconoclast

N- A person who criticizes or opposes beliefs and practices that are widely accepted

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Inveterate

Adj- Always or often doing something specified; always or often happening or existing

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Limpid

Adj- Perfectly clear; clear and simple in style

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Modicum

N- A small amount

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Obdurate

Adj- Refusing to do what other people want; not willing to change your opinion or the way you do something

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Penurious

Adj- Very poor

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Precocious

Adj- Of a child; having or showing the qualities or abilities of an adult at an unusually early age

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Propitious

Adj- Likely to have or produce good results

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Reprobate

V- To condemn strongly as unworthy, unacceptable, or evil

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Solipsistic

Adj- a theory in philosophy that your own existence is the only thing that is real or that can be known

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Turpitude

N- A very evil quality or way of behaving

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Upbraid

V- To speak in an angry or critical way (to someone who has done something wrong)

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Vacuous

Adj- Having or showing a lack of intelligence or serious thought; lacking meaning, importance, or substance

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Vicissitude

N- The quality or state of being changeable; mutability; natural change or mutation visible in nature or in human afairs

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Zenith

N- The strongest or most successful period of time; the highest point reached in the sky by the sun, moon, etc.