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vocabulary eight

pander

to exploit weaknesses of others, to cater to the vices of others

otiose

useless; futile

puerile

childish; juvenile

aleatory

dependent on luck or chance

asperity

roughness or harshness; severity

renunciation

rejection; refusal to acknowledge

unimpeachable

unquestionable; beyond doubt

inveigh

to disapprove angrily; to protest

lionize

to assign great social importance to; to treat as a celebrity

allay

to relieve; to alleviate

vitiate

to corrupt morally; to contaminate

recalcitrant

stubbornly resistant; showing opposition

exegesis

an explanation of a text; a critical interpretation

ameliorate

to make better; to improve

profligate

wasteful and immoral

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