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genre

a certain form or style in painting or literature

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candid

frank, open, honest

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unsavory

disagreeable, offensive, morally bad

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degrade

make contemptible, lower

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venial

pardonable, forgivable

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epitome

person or thing that embodies or represents the best

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dexterity

mental or physical skill

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grotesque

strange, bizarre, *fantastic

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compassion

sympathetic feeling, kindness

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repugnant

distasteful, repulsive

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acme

peak, pinnacle, *zenith*

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copious

ample, abundant, plentiful

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vehemently

violently, eagerly, passionately

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depict

describe clearly, picture, portray

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naive

unworldly, unsophisticated

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perfidious

treacherous, false

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covet

want, envy, wish

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ingratiate

win confidence, charm

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penury

poverty

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ignominious

humiliating, disgraceful

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in 7th heaven

the highest happiness or delight

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terra firma

solid, firm land

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keep a stiff upper lip

keep up courage, stand up to trouble

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to throw the book at someone

to give the maximum punishment