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Adroit

adj. skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind

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Amicable

adj. peaceable, friendly

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Averse

adj. having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling

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Belligerent

adj. given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive;
n. one at war, one engaged at war

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Benevolent

adj. kindly, charitable

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Cursory

adj. hasty, not thorough, quick

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Duplicity

n. treachery, deceitfulness

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Extol

v. to praise extravagantly

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Feasible

adj. possible, able to be done

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Grimace

n. a wry face, facial distortion
v. to make a wry face

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Holocaust

n. a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering

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Impervious

adj. not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

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Impetus

n. a moving force, impulse, stimulus

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Jeopardy

n. danger

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Meticulous

adj. extremely careful; particular about details

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Nostalgia

n. a longing for something past; homesick

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Quintessence

n. the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

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Retrogress

v. to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

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Scrutinize

v. to examine closely

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Tepid

adj. lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of intrest