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adroit

skillful, expert in use of the hands or mind

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amicable

peaceful, friendly

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averse

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 in war

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benevolent

kindly, charitable

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cursory

hasty, not thorough

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duplicity

treachery, dutifulness

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extol

to praise extravagant

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feasible

possible, able to be done

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grimace

(n) a wry face, facial; (v) to make a wry face

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holocaust

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

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impervious

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

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impetus

a moving force, impulse, stimulus

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jeopardy

danger

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meticulous

extremely careful; particular about details

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nostalgia

a longing for something past; homesickness

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quintessence

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

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retrogress

to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

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scrutinize

to examine closely

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tepid

lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest