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Dogged

(adj) Persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: a dogged worker.

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Avid

(adj) Showing great enthusiasm for or interest in: an avid moviegoer. Extremely desirous (often followed by for or sometimes of): avid for pleasure; avid of power.

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Indifferent

(adj) Without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic. Having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested. Neither good nor bad in character or quality; average; routine: Not particularly good, important, unremarkable; unnotable: an indifferent success; an indifferent performance. Of only moderate amount, extent,

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Panegyric

(n) A lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy. Formal or elaborate praise.

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Calumny

(n) A false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something: The speech was considered a calumny of the administration. The act of uttering calumnies; slander; defamation.

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Tistillate

(v.) To excite or arouse agreeably: to titillate the fancy. To tickle; excite a tingling or itching sensation in, as by touching or stroking lightly

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Iniquity

(n.) Gross injustice or wickedness. A violation of right or duty; wicked act; sin.

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Coterie

n.) A group of people who associate closely. An exclusive group; clique.

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Pretense

(n.) Pretending or feigning; make-believe: My sleepiness was all pretense. A false show of something: a pretense of friendship. A piece of make-believe. The act of pretending or alleging falsely. A false allegation or justification.

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Elegiac

(adj.) Used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy. Lamenting, mournful, plaintive.

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Reprieve

(v.) To delay the impending punishment or sentence of (a condemned person). To relieve temporarily from any evil. (n.) A respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death. A warrant authorizing this. Any respite or temporary relief.

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Unbashed

(adj.) Unashamed, disconcerted, or unapologetic; boldly certain of one's position.

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Abrogate

(v.) To abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal. To put aside; put an end to.

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Recondite

(adj.) Dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise. Beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding; esoteric: recondite principles. Little known; obscure.

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Droll

(adj) amusing in an odd way