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Complaisant

Agreeable, eager to please

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Distend

To extend; swell from internal pressure

3

Perfidy

an act of disloyalty, treachery, faithlessness

4

Fracas

a noisy, loud quarrel

5

Confound

To confuse;
To mix up;
To refute, prove wrong

6

Discrete

separate or distinct

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Specious

deceptive in attractions or allure;
falsely appearing true

8

Approbation

Official approval;
commendation, praise

9

Nadir

the lowest point

10

Tractability

capacity for being led, controlled or taught;
malleability

11

Foment

to foster or promote the development of;
to incite or rouse

12

Diffuse

dispersed, spread out;
wordy and poorly organized

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Innocuous

harmless;
unlikely to offend;
insipid or bland

14

Exculpate

to clear from a charge or guilt

15

Abate

to reduce in degree, amount, or intensity

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Stolid

Unemotional or impassive

17

Apprise

to inform, tell, or give notice to

18

Taciturn

Disinclined to speak by temperament

19

Blithe

Lighthearted, carefree, joyous;
thoughtless, heedless, or without regard

20

Convoke

To call to a meeting

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Impetuous

Impulsive, characterized by sudden, passionate action;
violent

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Ponderous

Of great weight; unwieldy due to heaviness and bulk;
Labored, dull, or lifeness