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abhor

hate, loathe, or detest

abstraction

deduction or an idea separate from

acme

top or highest point of perfection

affluence

riches, abundance, or opulence

amnesty

general pardon for offenses against a government or a grant of amunity

assuage

lessen, pacify, or mitigate

bilious

sour, bad-tempered, or crabbed

blase

bored, uninterested, or satiated

captious

quibbling, or carping

circumspect

cautious, careful, or unobjectionable

contraband

smuggled goods or prohibited goods

countenance

face, expression, or features

deleterious

bad, harmful, or injurious

despot

bully, dictator, or tyrant

dissident

disagreeing or dissenting

effrontery

nerve, boldness, or presumption

erudite

well-read or scholarly

expatiate

expand or enlarge

felicitous

fitting, apt, or appropriate

garrulous

talkative, chattery, loquacious

gesticulate

making motions or making gestures

hue

shade or tint

impasse

stand still, dead lock, or insoluble difficult

ineluctable

certain, unavoidable, in inevitable

intransigent

stubborn, uncompromising, or irreconcilable

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