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Bovine

resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

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Consternation

dismay, confusion

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Corpulent

fat; having a large, bulky body

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Disavow

to deny responsibility for or connection with

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Dispassionate

impartial; calm, free from emotion

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Dissension

disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

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Dissipate

to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

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Expurgate

to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

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Gauntlet

an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to bbeat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

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Hypothetical

based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentaitve idea to guide to guide or direct investigation

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Ignoble

mean, low, base

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Impugn

to call into question; to attack as false

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Intemperate

immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement

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Odium

hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

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Perfidy

faithlessness, treachery

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Relegate

to place in a lower position; to assign , refer, turn over; to banish

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Squeamish

inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

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Subservient

subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end

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Susceptible

open to; easily influenced; lacking resistance

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Acrimonious

stinging, bitter in temper or tone