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assuage

softening or sweetening what is harsh or disagreeable

coalesce

to unite for a common end; join forces

dissuade

to advise (a person) against something; to turn from something by persuasion

latent

present and capable of becoming though not now visible, obvious, or active

mettle

quality of temperament or disposition

nebulous

indistinct, vague

perspicacious

of acute mental vision or discernment; keen, sharp

scurrilous

containing obscenities, abuse, or slander

tumult

violent agitation of mind or feelings; a violent outburst

alacrity

promptness in response; cheerful readiness

vagary

stresses the erratic, irresponsible character of the notion or desire

eschew

to avoid habitually especially on moral or practical grounds

fatuous

complacently or inanely foolish; silly

inanely

vacuously or complacently and unconsciously foolish

misconstrue

to mistake the meaning of; misinterpret

preclude

to make impossible by necessary consequence: rule out in advance

pummel

to pound, to beat

wry

cleverly and often ironically or grimly humorous

grimly

in a cruel and pitiless manner; sternly; harshly

atrophy

a wasting away or progressive decline; degeneration

castigate

to subject to severe punishment, reproof, or criticism

reproof

an act or expression of criticism and censure

encumber

to impede or hamper the function or activity of; to hinder

fortuitous

occurring by chance; fortunate; lucky; inadvertent

inadvertent

without intention (especially resulting from heedless action)

heinous

hatefully or shockingly evil; abominable

proselytize

to recruit or convert especially to a new faith, institution, or cause

renege

to go back on a promise or commitment

vacillate

to waver in mind, will, or feeling: hesitate in choice of opinions or courses

waver

pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

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