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appease

To bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe

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Belated

coming or being after the customary, useful, or expected time

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calamitous

causing or involving calamity; disastrous

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Cite

to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially as an authority

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conventional

Conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste

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decoy

a person who entices or lures another person or thing, as into danger, a trap, or the like.

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delve

To carry on intensive and thorough research for data, information, or the like; investigate

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Ensue

to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession

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Gallantry

dashing courage; heroic bravery; noble-minded behavior.

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impart

to make known; tell; relate; disclose

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judicious

using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic

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mediate

to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile.

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milieu

surroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature

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outlandish

freakishly or grotesquely strange or odd, as appearance, dress, objects, ideas, or practices; bizarre

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overbearing

domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant.

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pert

boldly forward in speech or behavior; impertinent; saucy.

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quirk

a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism

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Regale

to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.

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shiftless

lacking in resourcefulness; inefficient; lazy.

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Taint

A trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful