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Dissemble

To disguise or conceal; to mislead

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Diatribe

A harsh denunciation

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Bombastic

High sounding, but with little meaning

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Bolster

To provide support or reinforcement

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Aver

To state as a fact, to declare or assert

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Archaic

Outdated; Associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive time

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Amalgamate

To combine several elements into a whole

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Acumen

Keen, accurate judgment, or insight

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Adulterate

To reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients

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Viscous

Thick and Sticky!!!

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Nugatory

Of no real value; trifling; worthless

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Putrefy

To rot; to decay; to give off a foul odor

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Quaff

To drink deeply; to gulp

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Quiescence

Stillness; motionlessness; quality of being at rest

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Redoubtable

Awe inspiring; Worthy of honor

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Sanction

Authoritative; permission or approval

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Satire

A literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor

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Squalid

Wretched and dirty as from neglect

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Stoic

Indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain

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Supplant

To take the place of

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Torpid

Lethargic; Sluggish; Dormant

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Ubiquitous

Existing everywhere at the same time

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Urbane

Sophisticated; Refined; elegant

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Vilify

To defame; to characterize harshly

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Invidious

Calculated to create ill will or resentment; hateful

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Plight

A condition state or situation

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Prerogative

An exclusive right or privilege

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Conduit

A pipe tube or the like for conveying water or other fluid

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Beseech

To beg eagerly for

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Enamor

To fill or inflame with love

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Pragmatic

Of or pertaining to a practical point of view

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Contemptuous

Showing or expressing contempt or disdain; Disrespectful

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Futile

Incapable of producing any result

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Prodigious

Abundant in size

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Preen

To dress up

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Precursor

One that proceeds or indicates or announces another

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Pious

Extremely reverent or devout; showing strong religious devotion

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Peruse

To examine with great care

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Pernicious

Extremely harmful in a way that is not easily seen or noticed

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Penurious

Penny pinching; Excessively thrifty

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Opaque

Impenetrable by light; not reflecting light

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Odious

Evoking intense aversion or dislike

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Morose

Sad; Sullen; Melancholy

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Odium

General or widespread hatred directed towards someone as a result of their actions

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Endemic

Characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people