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Alacrity

Eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness

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Burgeon

Grow; flourish; out forth new shoots

3

Deleterious

Harmful

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Euphemism

A polite phrase to cover something unpleasant

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Hypocritical

Insincere

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Lethargic

Tyott; without energy

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Ogle

Stare at; Observe in an obvious manner

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Postulate

Hypothesized; propose

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Robust

Strong; healthy; tough

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Tractable

Obedient; dutiful; polite

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Alchemy

Medieval chemistry; attempt change base metal into gold

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Burnish

Polish

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Deliberate

To think over deeply

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Euphony

Pleasant sounds

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Iconoclast

Person who opposes orthodoxy

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Levity

Flippancy; joking about serious matters

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Olfactory

Concerned with the sense of smell

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Potable

Suitable for drinking

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Rotund

Round

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Tranquil

Peaceful

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Alibi

An excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene

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Buttress

Strengthen; support

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Delineation

Demarcation; explanation; definition; outlining

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Evacuate

Vacate; empty; abandon

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Idiosyncrasy

A personal peculiarity; Something unique to an individual

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Libertarian

Someone who opposes tyranny

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Ominous

Threatening

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Potent

Powerful; compelling; strong

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Ruminate

Think over something; ponder

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Transcribe

Copy

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Allay

To lessen

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Byline

The line that tells you who wrote an article

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Demur

Hesitate; refuse

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Exacerbate

Make worse

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Ignominious

Shameful

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Liniment

Soothing lotion

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Omnipotent

All-powerful

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Pragmatic

Practical

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Ruse

Trick; stratagem

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Transgress

Go astray; disobey; commit a sin

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Alleviate

Make less severe

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Cacophony

Discordant loud noises

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Denounce

Condemn; speak out against

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Exasperated

Frustrated; annoyed

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Ignominy

Shame [ignominious (a) = shameful]

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Lithe

Flexible; supple

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Omniscient

All-knowing

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Pragmatist

Practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness

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Saccharin

Falsely sweet

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Transient

Short-lived; ephemeral

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Aloof

Distant; detached; cold

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Cajole

Coax

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Deplete

Use up; lease

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Exceptionable

Very bad (something which we should object to)

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Illuminate

To light up of make clear

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Livid

Very angry

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Onerous

Burdensome; hard to undertake

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Preamble

Introductory material

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Sacrosanct

Very holy; inviolable

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Traverse

To move across

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Altruism

Putting others first p; being self-sacrificing

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Caldron

Huge cooking pot

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Deplore

Regret

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Exculpate

Free someone from blame; pardon; acquit

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Illusory

Deceptive; false; misleading

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Lobbyist

Person who tries to persuade someone to support a particular cause

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Onus

Burden

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Precarious

Unstable; risky

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Sagacious

Wise

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Trepidation

Fear

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Amass

Accumulate

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Callow

Immature

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Depravity

Moral corruption

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Execrable

Very, very bad

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Immoderate

Excessive; extreme

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Lofty

Snooty; arrogant; haughty

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Opaque

Does not let light through

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Precedent

A previous occurrence used as a guide

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Sage

A wise person

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Trinket

Something of little value; knick-knack

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Ambiguity

Uncertainty; vagueness

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Candid

Frank; honest

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Deprecate

Criticize; denounce

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Exegesis

Scholarly explanation or interpretation

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Immutable

Unchanging; permanent

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Longevity

Long life

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Opulent

Wealthy; rich; magnificent

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Precept

Guiding principle

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Salacious

Lecherous; erotic

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Trite

Unoriginal; dull

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Ambiguous

Unclear in meaning; can be interpreted in different ways

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Candor

Frankness; openness

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Deride

Ridicule; make fun of; mock

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Exemplary

Outstandingly good; setting a fine example

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Impartial

Unbiased; neutral

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Loquacious

Talkative

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Ordain

1. Destine; 2. Confer holy orders on a priest

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Precinct

District of a city

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Sallow

Yellowish

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Trivial

Unimportant

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Eagerness; enthusiasm; quickness

Alacrity

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Grow; flourish; out forth new shoots

Burgeon

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Harmful

Deleterious

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A polite phrase to cover something unpleasant

Euphemism

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Insincere

Hypocritical

106

Tyott; without energy

Lethargic

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Stare at; Observe in an obvious manner

Ogle

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Hypothesized; propose

Postulate

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Strong; healthy; tough

Robust

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Obedient; dutiful; polite

Tractable

111

Medieval chemistry; attempt change base metal into gold

Alchemy

112

Polish

Burnish

113

To think over deeply

Deliberate

114

Pleasant sounds

Euphony

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Person who opposes orthodoxy

Iconoclast

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Flippancy; joking about serious matters

Levity

117

Concerned with the sense of smell

Olfactory

118

Suitable for drinking

Potable

119

Round

Rotund

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Peaceful

Tranquil

121

An excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene

Alibi

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Strengthen; support

Buttress

123

Demarcation; explanation; definition; outlining

Delineation

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Vacate; empty; abandon

Evacuate

125

A personal peculiarity; Something unique to an individual

Idiosyncrasy

126

Someone who opposes tyranny

Libertarian

127

Threatening

Ominous

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Powerful; compelling; strong

Potent

129

Think over something; ponder

Ruminate

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Copy

Transcribe

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To lessen

Allay

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The line that tells you who wrote an article

Byline

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Hesitate; refuse

Demur

134

Make worse

Exacerbate

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Shameful

Ignominious

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Soothing lotion

Liniment

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All-powerful

Omnipotent

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Practical

Pragmatic

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Trick; stratagem

Ruse

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Go astray; disobey; commit a sin

Transgress

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Make less severe

Alleviate

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Discordant loud noises

Cacophony

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Condemn; speak out against

Denounce

144

Frustrated; annoyed

Exasperated

145

Shame [ignominious (a) = shameful]

Ignominy

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Flexible; supple

Lithe

147

All-knowing

Omniscient

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Practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness

Pragmatist

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Falsely sweet

Saccharin

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Short-lived; ephemeral

Transient

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Distant; detached; cold

Aloof

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Coax

Cajole

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Use up; lease

Deplete

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Very bad (something which we should object to)

Exceptionable

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To light up of make clear

Illuminate

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Very angry

Livid

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Burdensome; hard to undertake

Onerous

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Introductory material

Preamble

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Very holy; inviolable

Sacrosanct

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To move across

Traverse

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Putting others first p; being self-sacrificing

Altruism

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Huge cooking pot

Caldron

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Regret

Deplore

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Free someone from blame; pardon; acquit

Exculpate

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Deceptive; false; misleading

Illusory

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Person who tries to persuade someone to support a particular cause

Lobbyist

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Burden

Onus

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Unstable; risky

Precarious

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Wise

Sagacious

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Fear

Trepidation

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Accumulate

Amass

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Immature

Callow

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Moral corruption

Depravity

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Very, very bad

Execrable

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Excessive; extreme

Immoderate

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Snooty; arrogant; haughty

Lofty

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Does not let light through

Opaque

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A previous occurrence used as a guide

Precedent

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A wise person

Sage

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Something of little value; knick-knack

Trinket

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Uncertainty; vagueness

Ambiguity

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Frank; honest

Candid

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Criticize; denounce

Deprecate

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Scholarly explanation or interpretation

Exegesis

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Unchanging; permanent

Immutable

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Long life

Longevity

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Wealthy; rich; magnificent

Opulent

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Guiding principle

Precept

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Lecherous; erotic

Salacious

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Unoriginal; dull

Trite

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Unclear in meaning; can be interpreted in different ways

Ambiguous

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Frankness; openness

Candor

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Ridicule; make fun of; mock

Deride

194

Outstandingly good; setting a fine example

Exemplary

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Unbiased; neutral

Impartial

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Talkative

Loquacious

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1. Destine; 2. Confer holy orders on a priest

Ordain

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District of a city

Precinct

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Yellowish

Sallow

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Unimportant

Trivial