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Vex

verb - to bring trouble, distress, or aggravation to; to annoy often with little irritations
noun - vexation

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Burnished

adjective - polished to a high luster
verb - to polish to a high shine or luster

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Intuition

noun - a knowing or becoming aware through an inner feeling, rather than through reasoning
adjective - intuitive

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Flanked

adjective - to be situated on the side of
verb (flank) - to border, to threaten or attack the flank of

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Pallid

adjective - abnormally pale; lacking in color vitality, or interest

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Civility

noun - politeness, courtesy; a polite act or expression

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Brandish

verb - to shake or wave, as a weapon

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Ruse

noun - wily subterfuge; a trick, an artifice

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Synopsis

noun - a brief review, outline, or condensation; a summary
adjective - synoptic

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Sullen

adjective - gloomy, silent, morose, dismal, dreary
adverb - sullenly

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Redundant

adjective - unnecessarily repetitive; superfluous
noun - redundancy

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Epithet

noun - a characterizing and often abusive word or phrase

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Narcissist

adjective - one who falls in love with his/her own image (from Greek mythology of the beautiful young man, Narcissus)
noun - narcissism
adjective - narcissistic

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Epiphany

noun - a sudden striking understanding of something (from the January 6 celebration of the Magis' coming to Bethlehem)

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Reminiscent

adjective - thinking or telling about events of the past; suggestive of something seen or known before
verb - to reminisce

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Edify

verb - to instruct, especially morally or spiritually; to enlighten
noun - edification

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Irrelevant

adjective - not applicable; not related to the subject; immaterial; extraneous

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Intermittent

adjective - stopping and starting with pauses between; occurring at irregular intervals
adverb - intermittently

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Scrutiny

noun - a careful looking over
verb - scrutinize

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Taciturn

adjective - uncommunicative; inclined to silence; reserved in speech (from tacit)

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Doozy

noun - one of a kind; fabulous