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inept

(adj) no skill, clumsy; maladroit; out of place, inappropriate

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Mendacious

(adj) telling lies, especially habituallyl dishonest, lying, untruthful; false

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Tenuous

(adj) thin or slender. lacking a sound basis, unsubstantiated; weak; rare; not important. Vague, lacking in clarity

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Torpor

(n) Sluggish inactivity or inertia. Lethargic; indifferent; apathy; state of suspended physical powers; Dormancy

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Predilection

(n) A tendenc to think favorably of something in particular, partiality, preference

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Rankle

(v) to irritate. of unpleasant feelings. To continue to cause irritation or bitter resentment within the mind. Fester; be painful.

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Maraud

(v) To roam or go around in quest of plunder,

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ingratiate

(v) establish oneself in the favor or good graces of others. ingratiate someone WITH

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Perverse

(adj) Determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired. Cantankerous, persistent or obstinate in what is wrong

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Dissemble

(v) To conceal. give a false or misleading appearance, to conceal the truth or real nature of; to put on the appearance of, feign

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begrudge

(v) to ENVY or resent the pleasure or good fortune of; to be reluctant to give, grant or allow

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Intimation

(n) the act of intimating or making know indirectly. a hint, a suggestion

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Replete

(adj) abundantly supplied or provided. filled (WITH). complete (in)

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Pugnacious

(adj) Inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent

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Malleable

(adj) capable of being extended or shaped by hammering; adaptable or tractable