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piquant

provocative or striking

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querulous

whiny

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meritorious

admirable

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recreant

cowardly or unfaithful

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fastidiously

meticulously

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dilatorily

causing delay

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cache

to store away

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rescind

take back

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obstreperous

defiant or boisterous

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cogitation

thoughtful

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Implacable

vengeful

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reprisal

vengeance

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approbations

praises

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saccharine

sweet

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enervate

weaken

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vexation

irritation

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rapturous

very happy

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punctilious

finicky

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portents

forwarnings

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auguries

omens

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anachronisms

out of chronological order

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sybaritic

singly mindedley devoted to easy and pleasure

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specious

superficially plausibly but wrong

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ingenuous

naive

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dissuade

caution against

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defraud

swindle

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obviate

prevent or remove

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deft

skillful

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remonstrative

pleading objection

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innocuous

harmless

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deleterious

causing damage

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mercurial

lively or unpredictable

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diminution

decrease

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propitiate

appease

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carousing

drink excessively

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venerable

worthy of dignity

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bacchanalian

boisterously festive

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diurnal

active during the day

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strove

to try hard

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iteration

a repetition

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abberation

something that is not normal

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peregrination

journey

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cavalcade

ceremonial procession

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mendacious

dishonest

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abjured

renounced

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castigation

punishment

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incisive

clear and direct

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affable

friendly

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surreptitiously

secretly

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expeditiously

quickly

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languidly

lazily

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propagated

circulated

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credulous

naive

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formidable

strong

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hallowed

holy

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umbrage

offense at

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incendiary

inflammatory

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lugubrious

depressive

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ersatz

substitute

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propensity

inclination

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penchant

inclination

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concurrence

agreement

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foible

quirk

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deference

respectful yielding

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obviate

prevent

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presage

predice

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preclude

prevent

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specious

false

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pellucid

easy to understand

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fallacious

false

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inicipient

just beginning

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adulterate

weaken