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dispassionate

unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

willful

by conscious design or purpose

dissonance

disagreeable sounds

preclude

keep from happening or arising

skeptical

marked by or given to doubt

saccharine

overly sweet

bungler

someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

distend

swell from or as if from internal pressure

sureptitious

done or acting in a secert or sly manner

predilection

a predisposition in favor of something

plagiarism

a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work

brusque

marked by rude or peremptory shortness

debase

corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

confound

mistake one thing for another

molify

to calm or soothe

strident

unpleasantly loud and harsh

antagonistic

opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action

relevant

having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue

accessible

capable of being reached

aversion

the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away

conviction

(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

rancor

a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

surly

inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

audible

heard or perceptible by the ear

erudite

having or showing profound knowledge

tangible

possible to be treated as fact

consequence

having important effects or influence

banal

obvious and dull

emaciated

very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

stagnate

stand still

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