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Acrimonious

Definition: caustic, biting, rancorous
Synonyms: acerbic, churlish, cranky, indignant

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Affinity

Definition: a likeness, a natural relationship, a kinship
Synonyms: closeness, fondness, partially, rapport

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Buttress

Definition: a support or prop
Synonyms: abutment, prop, reinforcement, stanchion

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Circumspect

Definition: careful to consider consequences, cautious, prudent
Synonyms: chary, wary

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Conflagration

Definition: a large fire
Synonyms: blaze, inferno

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Dearth

Definition: a lack, a scarcity
Synonyms: paucity

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Empirical

Definition: based on observation or experiment and not on theory
Synonyms: experiential, factual, pragmatic

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Enmity

Definition: absolute hatred; animosity
Synonyms: animus, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, rancor

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Exotic

Definition: foreign, unfamiliar

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Guile

Definition: deceitfulness, duplicity
Synonyms: artifice, chicanery, cunning, deception, ruse, treachery

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Haughty

Definition: arrogant, excessively proud and vain
Synonyms: disdainful, high-handed, insolent, lordly, supercilious

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Inscrutable

Definition: difficult to understand; mysterious
Synonyms: ambiguous, arcane, enigmatic, sphinxlike, unfathomable

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Malice

Definition: desire to harm others; malevolence
Synonyms: malignity, spite, spleen

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Morose

Definition: being sullen or gloomy
Synonyms: crabbed, glum, saturnine, sulky, surly

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Perfunctory

Definition: acting routinely with little interest or care
Synonyms: cursory, impersonal, routine, superficial

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Proliferation

Definition: an increase in number, multiplication
Synonyms: expansion, spreading

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Redolent

Definition: exuding fragrance, aromatic; evocative, suggestive
Synonyms: ambrosial, fragrant, odoriferous, pungent, scented

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Sycophant

Definition: a self-serving flatterer, a brown noser
Synonyms: leech, sponge, toady

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Synthesis

Definition: combining parts into a whole
Synonyms: amalgamation, coalescence, composite, compound, fusion, integration, unification

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Veracity

Definition: devotion to the truth
Synonyms: truthfulness, accuracy, correctness