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Benign

Adj. Kind and gentle
Not harmful : Spain's benign climate
S: innocuous
A: adberse

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Contempt

Feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or deserves no respect at all
S: disdain, disparage , despise, deride

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Promulgate

V. Make something widely known
S. disseminate
The result of this word is:
Rife, prevalent, pervasive, pervade(spread of odor)

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Deter

Discourage

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Orotund

Pompous, impressive

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Bequeath

Leave property to someone by a will

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Bequest

Legacy bequeathed to someone

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Conducive

Contributive, helpful

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Dilatory

Inclined to delay or procrastinate

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Deign

V. Do something that one considers to be beneath one's dignity
Celebrities usually don't deign talking to the masses
S: supercilious, arrogant, haughty, condescending
A: condign

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Precarious

Uncertain, unstable, insecure

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Clement

Compassionate

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Intransigent

Obdurate, obstinate (stubborn), pertinacious

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Incongruous

Inappropriate, not harmonious, incompatible

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Onerous

Troublesome or burdensome

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Encumber

To hinder, impede

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Forestall

Thwart something from happening by acting first

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Hamper

Impede

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Affable

Amiable, approachable

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Ardent

Very enthusiastic; passionate
-an ardent supporter for organic agriculture
S: zealous

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Fervent

Enthusiasm
Fervid

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Truculent

Cruel, unpleasant and argues a lot

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Callous

Unsympathetic, indifferent

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Polemic

A controversial argument

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Capricious

Inconsistent

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Corroborate

Confirm

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Frugal

Thrift
Parsimonious
Penurious

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Miser

Person who collects wealth and spends very little

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Burgeon

Thrive, boom, mushroom( verb), sprout

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Faction

A small group within a larger group whose member disagree with some of the belief of the larger group
Adj: factious - causing disagreement

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Brisk

Quick, active or lively

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Credulous

Gullible
(Easily persuade)

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Creed

A faith, credo

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Coercion

Duress, compulsion by threat, intimidate

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Sullen

Dour, sulky, resentful, gloomy

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Sully

Debase, Defame, defile, tarnish, blemish, mar, blotch, stigma

A: adorn

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Dystrophy

Faulty or inadequate nutrition or development

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Discree

Verdict

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Jocular

Blithe, facetious, comical, amusing

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Facile

Simplistic and lacking careful thoughts
Impetuous( rough lacking though)

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Invective

Strongly abusive or critical language
S: epithet

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Inveigled

Persuade someone to do something by deception or flattery

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Terse

Using few words; abrupt
When such expression is used
Epigram

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Euphemism

Pleasant-sounding term for something unpleasant

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Euphony

Pleasant sounding words

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Extradite

Hand over (person accused of crime) to state where crime was committed

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Ratify

Consent, consensus

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Prolific

Producing many offspring or product
Proliferate

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Euphoria

A feeling of intense happiness

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Eulogize

Praise someone highly
The speech or writing of this
Eulogy

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Bestow

Confer, grant

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Bestride

Have a leg on either side of something
Tense: bestrode bestridden

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Embezzle

To steal money placed in ones trust
S: defalcation

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Exorbitant

(Of price) unreasonably high

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Exonerate

Officially state that someone has NOT done something wrong or illegal
A: allege
Similar: alibi

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Succumb

To yield

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Suffuse

Gradually spread through or over
Her cheeks were suffused with color

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Progeny

Offspring, descendant

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Agnostic

Person who believes the existence of God is not provable

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Fusillade

Outburst of criticism

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Gratuity

Money given for good service

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Hypocritical

Affecting Virtues and qualities one does not have
Hypocrite, hypocrisy ( claiming to have higher moral standards than actually do)

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Conjecture

Formation of opinion on incomplete information

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Abject

hopeless, contemptible, Wretched, forlorn, downtrodden, beggarly

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Bereft

Sad or lacking

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Obsequious

Fawning(flattering), excessive obedient

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Nonplussed

Surprised and confused and not knowing how to react

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Nonpareil

Unrivaled, better than anyone or anything

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Complicit

Involved with others in an unlawful activity
The militant group may be complicit in ten violent incidents

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Abrogate

Cancel or end an agreement

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Abjure

Swear to give up a belief or claim

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Adjure

Solemnly urge someone to do something

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Adjacent

Adjoin

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Adjudicate

Adjudged, make formal judgment

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Eclectic

Using ideas from a wide variety if sources
He thrived on an eclectic diet of classical and jazz

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Éclat

Brilliant or successful effect
A few of the men landed with the same éclat as their leader

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Levity

Humor, frivolity , gaiety

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Frivolous

Not serious or responsible

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Excoriate

Rebuke
Condemn
Censure
Reprimand
Denounce
Remonstrate
Reproof

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Lament , contrition

Mourn, grieve, wail, woe

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Contrite

Feeling sorrow, regret and guilty
S: penitent, repent, remorse

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Lethargic

Indifference

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Aloof

Indifference due to disapproval

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Caustic

Severely critical

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Callow

(Of young person) inexperience and immature

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Stature

The importance or reputation gained by a person as a result of their ability and achievements
An architect of international stature

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Chastise

To discipline, castigate
Result: chaste, descent

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Cursory

Haste and superficial

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Conspicuous

Easily seen or noticed

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Serendipitous

Fortuitous, favourable

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Inveterate

Firmly and long established; habitual

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Malignant

Very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect

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Malady

Undesirable or disordered condition

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Cynical

People are only interested in themselves; not sincere

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Everybody has an angle

Everyone is selfish

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Insidious

Intended to entrap or beguile

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Accede

Agree to a demand or request

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Endorse

Declaring public approval of someone or something

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Premonition

Forewarning, presentiment

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Penitent

Feel Sorrow and guilty
Contrite
Remorse
Repent

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Perspicacious

Shrewd, astute

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Odious

Extremely unpleasant
Proscribe

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Proselytize

Recruit

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Probity

Honesty

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Culminate

Reach a climax
The protest culminated in a mass rally at the town hall

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Reverence

Differential, deep respect

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Acumen

Decisive

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Accede

Agree to a demand or request

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Capacious

Ample, abounding, abundant,

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Verbose

Wordy, bombastic, grandiloquent, loquacious, prolixity

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Taciturnity

Say ver little
Uncommunicative

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Precipitous

(Of a change to a worse situation) sudden and dramatic

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Precocious

(Of child) having developed certain abilities or behaviours at an early age

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Beguile

Charm or trick someone
S: insidious, entrap

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Vindicate

To justify

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Despondent

Showing deep hopelessness, discouragement, dejection

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Squander

Prodigal, profligate

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Prevarication

Avoid giving a direct answer to a question

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Laconic

Using few words
S: taciturn

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Munificent

Very generous

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Solicitous

Try to obtain something from someone

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Concourse

Crowd or large area inside a public building

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Rejoinder

Sharp witty reply

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Probity

Good and honest behaviour

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Valorous

Great courage in face of danger

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Anachronism

Something out of place in time
S: antediluvian, archaic (old fashion)

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Attenuate

To reduce in force or degree

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Ardor

Intense passionate feeling

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Arbitrate

To judge a dispute between two opposing parties

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Eloquent

Persuasive and moving

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Propitious

Indicating a good chance of success
It was a propitious movement for a global telephone network

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Prevarication

Avoid giving direct answer to question

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Occlude

To prevent the passage of
A shadow is thrown across the earth's surface during a solar eclipse, when the light from the sun is occluded by the moon

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Lethargic

Indifferent, slow and sluggish
S: callous

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Predation

Plunder, pillage, extort

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Extortionate

Excessive, exorbitant

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Propitiate

Appease, conciliate, placate, pacify

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Opprobrium

Public disgrace

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Torpor

Soporific

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Perfidious

Willing to betray one's trust

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Occlude

To stop or prevent the passage of

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Eviserate

To remove, take away a vital and essential part

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Altruistic

Unselfish, concern for others

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Fawn

To grovel; humble in order to gain forgiveness

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Clement

Merciful in disposition, lenient, compassionate

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Contrite

Penitence, repent, remorse, regret

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Obsolete

Out of date

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Ambrosial

Fragrant

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Eschewed

Deliberately avoid doing or being involved
S: forwent

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Snubbed

Ignore or reject someone scornfully

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Vituperation

Butting and abusive language

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Egregious

Outstandingly bad

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Dissension

Contention

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Dissension

Disagreement

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Acquittal

Judgment that a person is not guilty

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Tenacious

Unwilling to accept defeat or stop doing something

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Arcane

Mysterious

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Aptitude

Talent

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Avarice

Greedy,cupidity, rapacious, venal, covetous, mercenary, penurious, voracious

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Mendacity

The act of not telling the truth

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Voracious

Avid, crave, gluttonous

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Pillage

Plunder, extort, predation, rob

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Inordinate

Excessive, unrestrained, uncontrolled, irregular

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Quandary

State of uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation

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Quaint

Attractively unusual or old fashioned

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Acute

( of bad or difficult situation) severe or intense degree

Having or showing a perceptive understanding or insight

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Peruse

To read with thoroughness or care

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Pertinacious

Resolute, purposeful, determind

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Peripatetic

Itinerary

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Pernicious

Completely harmful

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Circumvent

Avoid something cleverly or illegally

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Punctilious

Meticulous, circumspect

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Spur

To encourage
A: spurn: reject with disdain

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Acrimonious

Scathing, acerbic

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Expedient

Appropriate as a purpose

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Recondite

Abstruse, not easily understood

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Tenuous

Having little substance

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Commensurate

Proportionate, appease, mitigate, mollify, placate

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Conciliate

Placate, win over

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Temper

Moderate

186

Circumspect

Prudent, , wary, judicious(smart), meticulous, punctilious, sagacious(smart), scrupulous, vigilant
A: audacious, bold, careless, rash, unheedful, reckless

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Fractious

Peevish, irritable, agitated

197

Blatant

(Of acts consider bad) Done in open obvious and unashamed way
A blatant abuse of human rights
S: flagrant, scandalous

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Prosaic

Ordinary,mundane (not exciting), humdrum(dull)

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Proffer

Offer

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Forthright

Straightforward, outspoken, decisive

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Pejorative

Disparage

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Cede

To give up

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Invective

Strong abusive word

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Docile

Submissive

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Elation

To make joyful or proud

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Aberrant

Anomaly, irregularity

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Alacrity

Eager and enthusiastic willingness

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Deify

Worship/ treat as god like

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Specious

Deceptively attractive

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Rescind

Annul, declaring void/ invalid

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Nefarious

Infamous, sinful, evil

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Abject

Unpleasant & humiliating

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Contrite

Very sorry, repent, penitent

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Presumptuous

Impudent, disrespectful boldness

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Germane

Relevant,

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Gratis & Gratuitous

Given freely

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Gambit

A ploy

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Gainsay

To deny

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Abjure

Give up a belief or claim