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husbandry

carefully managing resources, typically pertaining to farming or agriculture

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extirpate

rule out or destroy completely, eradicate, obliterate

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sycophant

a slavelike flatterer

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obsequious

servilely obedient or attentive

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lackadaisical

lacking effort, lazy

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solicitous

overly concerned or involved in somebody's care for self serving reasons

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fawning

excessive flattery and attention

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impertinent

rude, (not as strong as insolent)

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atypical

unusual, odd, unique

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avant-garde

using experimental or new techniques

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eccentric

strange, different, odd

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idiosyncrasy

unique, odd, and distinctive character trait

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maverick

one that is independent in thought and action

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novel

strikingly new, different, unusual

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felicitous

apt, pleasant, happy

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serendipity

a lucky occurrence, pleasant surprise

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demonstrative

emotional, displaying one's feelings

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empathy

sympathy, understanding, the ability to feel what you imagine another feels

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pathos

compassion, sympathy, pity, persuading by appealing to emotions

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blithe

carefree and lighthearted

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equanimity

composure, the state of being calm, even temper

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euphoric

extremely happy, elated, overjoyed

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levity

lightness of manner or speech

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placid

calm, peaceful, serene

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arable

suitable for farming

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arid

lacking moisture, especially due to insufficient rainfall

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conflagration

a massive, destructive fire

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clandestine

kept or done in secret

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furtive

characterized by stealth, surreptitious

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surreptitious

made or acquired by stealth; clandestine

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erudite

learned, scholarly

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esoteric

understood by a small specific group

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profundity

depth, something intellectual or abstract

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pundit

an expert in a particular subject or field who is called on to give opinions about it

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sage

adj- wise

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immutable

not subject or susceptible to change

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innate

from birth, inherent

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invariable

constant, unchanging

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admonish

to warn or scold gently, give advice

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censure

an expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism

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deride

to ridicule, mock or taunt

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disparage

to speak of disrespectful way or with little worth; belittle; decry

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harangue

a lengthy and aggressive speech or lecture

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impugn

to challenge as false or questionable; criticize; verbally attack

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malediction

a curse

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scoff

to mock or disregard as ridiculous

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vilify

to speak evil of

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cacophony

harsh discordant mix of sounds

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debacle

a great disaster or failure

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deleterious

harmful; injurious; detrimental

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desecrate

to violate the sacredness of; make profane

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discordant

conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

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dissonant

lacking harmony in sound, harsh

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eradicate

to remove or destroy utterly; to tear up by the roots

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exacerbate

to aggravate, make worse or more severe

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mar

to ruin or spoil

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raze

to destroy completely; demolish

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sully

to soil or make dirty

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virulent

extremely infectious or poisonous