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Conjectured

An assumption

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Incarnation

A person who embodies in the flesh an abstract quality

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Physiognomy

A person's facial expression, especially when regarded as indicative of character or ethnic origin

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Choleric

Bad-tempered or irritable

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Maladroit

Clumsy

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Prolific

Productive

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Canonical

Following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards

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Capricious

Inclined to change one's mind impulsively; unpredictable; fickle

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Censure

To criticize severely

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Chicanery

Trickery or deception

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Spendthrift

One who spends money wastefully

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Subtle

Not obvious

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Tacit

Implied

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Terse

Brief and concise in wording

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Tout

To publicly praise or promote

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Trenchant

Sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating

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Unfeigned

Genuine; sincere

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Untenable

Unsupportable; not viable

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Vacillate

To waver indecisively between one course of action and another

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Variegated

Multicolored

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Vexation

Annoyance; Irritation

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Vigilant

Alert; Observant

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Vituperate

To scold or blame someone in a harsh manner

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Volatile

Readily changing to a vapor; fickle

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Presumptuous

Arrogant; overconfident

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Resoluteness

Bold, steady; firm

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Discomposure

Discomfort; unease

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Innovative

New, novel, fresh

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Ominous

Giving the impression that something bad is going to happen

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Balk

Be unwilling to

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Recast

Give metal a different form by melting it and reshaping it

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Eccentric

Uncommon,

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Boisterous

Noisy, energetic, and cheerful

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Etiolated

Pale and drawn out due to lack of light

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Circumscribed

Restrict something within limits

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Receptivity

Able or inclined to receive knowledge or ideas

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Autonomy

A self-governing country or region

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Comportment

Behavior

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Alleviated

Reduce; ease

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Delineate

Describe or portray something precisely

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Deleterious

Causing harm or damage

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Benevolence

Any kind act

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Precocity

Exceptionally early or premature development

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Parsimony

Extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources

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Ignobility

Of low character

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Antipathy

A deep-seated feeling of dislike

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Probity

Honesty, having strong moral principles

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Insatiable

Impossible to satisfy

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Affinity

A spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something