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Abrogation

N: Abolish, away with, annul

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Alacrity

N: Cheerful willingness; eagerness

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Adventitious

Adj: Not inherent but added extrinsically (not part of something)

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Bigot

N: One who is strongly partial to one's own group and is intolerant of those who are different

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Cant

N: Angular divination from a vertical or horizontal plane (incline or slope) N: Insincere speech with porous expressions

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Carping

V: To find fault in a disagreeable way; complain fretfully

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Deciduous

Adj: Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth

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Demagoguery

N: The practices or rhetoric of a leader who obtains power by appeals to emotions and prejudices

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Esoteric

Adj: Meant for or understood by only a specific group

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Exanimate

Adj: Lacking animation: being or appearing lifeless

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Fastidious

Adj: Possessing or displaying meticulous attention to detail

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Imposition

N: The act of imposing or the condition of being imposed

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Inexorable

Adj: Incapable of being persuaded by entreaty; relentless

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Incisive

Adj: Very clear and direct: able to explain difficult ideas clearly and confidently

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Ignoble

Adj: Not deserving respect: not noble or honorable

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Latent

Adj: Used to describe something (such as a disease) that exists but is not active or cannot be seen

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Pompous

Adj: Having or showing the attitude of people who speak and behave in a very formal and serious way because they believe that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people

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Parochial

Adj: Of or relating to a church parish and the area around it: limited to nay the things that affect your local area

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Prosaic

Adj: Dull or ordinary

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Tedious

Adj: Boring and too slow or long

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Transcend

V- To rise above or go beyond the normal limits of (something)

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Vicarious

Adj: Experienced or felt by watching, hearing about, or reading about someone else rather than by doing something yourself