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amenable

willing to follow advice or authority, tractable, submissive; responsive; liable to be held responsible

berate

to scold sharply

carnage

large-scale slaughter or loss of life

credulous

too ready to believe, easily deceived

criterion

a rule test; a standard for judgment or evaluation

deplete

to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly

expatiate

to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely

extraneous

coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant

inception

the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.

infirmity

a weakness or ailment (physical, mental, moral, etc.)

jejune

lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile

obdurate

stubborn, unyielding

potpourri

a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general misture; petals mixed with spices for scent

precocious

showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)

sadistic

delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel

sententious

self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy

supplicate

to beg earnestly and humbly

surfeit

an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; to feed or supply with anything to excess

tortuous

winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious

turgid

swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language

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