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adept

good at doing something that is quite difficult

aspire

to have a strong desire to achieve or to become something

bleak

not encouraging or giving any reason to have hope,cold and unpleasant

chide

to criticize or blame somebody because they have done something wrong

despicable

very unpleasant or evil

diminutive

very small

emancipate

to free somebody, especially from legal, political or social restrictions

erroneous

not correct; based on wrong information

exploit

to treat a person or situation as an opportunity to gain an advantage for yourself

extemporaneous

about speaking or performing without preparing or practising

impair

to damage something or make something worse

invincible

too strong to be defeated or changed

languid

moving slowly in an elegant manner, not needing energy or effort

mire

an area of deep mud

obtrusive

noticeable in an unpleasant way

preamble

an introduction to a book or a written document; an introduction to something you say

render

to give somebody something, especially in return for something or because it is expected, to express or perform something

rugged

not level or smooth and having rocks rather than plants or trees

skeptical

having doubts that a claim or statement is true or that something will happen

slipshod

done without care; doing things without care

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