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Adroit

adjective- skillful expert in the use of the hands or mind

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amicable

adjective- peaceable, friendly

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Averse

adjective having a deep-seated distaste; apposed: unwilling

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belligerent

adjective- given to fighting, war like, combative, aggressive
noun-one at war, one engaged in war

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Benevolent

adjective- kindly, charitable

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cursory

adjective- hasty, not thorough

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duplicity

noun- treachery, deceitfulness

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Extol

verb- to praise extravagantly

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feasible

adjective- possible, able to be done

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grimace

noun- a wry face, facial distortion
verb- to make a wry face

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holocaust

noun- a large-scale destruction especially by fire, a vast slaughter, a burnt offering

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impervious

adjective- not affected or hurt by, admitting of no passage or entrance

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impetus

noun- a moving force, impulse, stimulus

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jeopardy

noun- danger

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meticulous

adjective- extremely careful, particular about details

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nostalgia

noun- a longing for something past, homesickness

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quintessence

noun- the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

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retrogress

verb- to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

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scrutinize

verb to examine closely

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tepid

adjective- lukewarm, unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest