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Absolve

To set or declare free from guilt, blame, or responsibility; exonerate; discharge

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Acquiesce

Accept something reluctantly but without protest

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Acquit

Free someone from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty; clear; exonerate; perform; act; behave oneself

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Adverse

Harmful; unfavorable; disadvantageous

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Aloof

Antisocial; distant; detached

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Amiable

Friendly; affable; cordial

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Contentious

Controversial; debatable; disputable

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Deference

Humble submission and respect; dutifulness

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Equanimity

Mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, esp. in a difficult situation

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Esoteric

Intended or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with specialized knowledge or interest; abstruse; arcane

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Exculpate

Show or declare that someone is not guilty of wrongdoing

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Indomitable

Impossible to subdue or defeat; unconquerable

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Lucid

Expressed clearly; easy to understand; comprehensible; intelligible; cogent; rational

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Reverence

Deep respect for someone or something; admiration; acclaim; appreciation

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Utopian

Idealistic; romantic; visionary