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Animosity

N- a strong feeling of dislike or hatred

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Anachronism

N- 1. something (such as a word, an object, or an event) that is mistakenly placed in a time where it does not belong in a story, movie, etc.

2. a person or a thing that seems to belong to the past and not to fit in the present

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Chastise

V- to criticize (someone) harshly for doing something wrong

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Cadence

N- 1. a regular beat or rhythm

2. the way a person's voice changes by gently rising and falling while he or she is speaking

3. an ending part of a piece of music

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Consanguinity

N- 1. the quality or state of being consanguineous (same ancestor)

2. a close relation or connection

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Dearth

N- the state or condition of not having enough of something

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Denizen

N- a person, animal, or plant that lives in or often is found in a particular place or region

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Exhortation

N- 1. an act or instance of exhorting (urge someone to do something)

2. language intended to incite and encourage

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Fraught

N- Cargo

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Feral

Adj- of, relating to, or resembling a wild beast

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Gaunt

Adj- 1. very thin usually because of illness or suffering

2. plain and unpleasant in appearance : desolate and gloomy

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Imminent

Adj- happening very soon

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Impassive

Adj- not showing emotion

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Ineffable

Adj- too great, powerful, beautiful, etc., to be described or expressed

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Listless

Adj- lacking energy or spirit

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Laconic

Adj- using few words in speech or writing

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Mollify

V- to make (someone) less angry; to calm (someone) down

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Plaintive

Adj- expressing suffering or sadness; having a sad sound

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Plethora

N- a very large amount or number : an amount that is much greater than what is necessary

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Predilection

N- a natural liking for something; a tendency to do or to be attracted to something

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Subliminal

Adj- relating to things that influence your mind in a way that you do not notice

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Truculent

Adj- easily annoyed or angered and likely to argue