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acrimonious

Stinging, bitter in temper or tone

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Bovine

Resembling a cow or ox, sluggish, unresponsive

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Consternation

Dismay, confusion

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Corpulent

Fat; having a large, bulky body

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Disavow

To deny responsibility for or connection with

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Dispassionate

Impartial; calm, free from the most

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Dissension

Disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

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Dissipate

To cause to disappear; to scatter; dispel; to spend foolishly; to squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

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Expurgate

To remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

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Gauntlet

And armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

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Hypothetical

Based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

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Ignoble

Mean, low, base

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Impugn

To call into question; to attack as false

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Intemperate

Immoderate, lacking in self control; inclement

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Odium

Hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from a hateful conduct

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Perfidy

Faithlessness treachery

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Relegate

To place in a lower position; two assign, refer, turnover; to banish

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Squeamish

Inclined to nausea; Easley shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

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Subservient

Subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end