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Acrimonious

(adj.)Stinging, bitter in temper or tone

Bovine

(adj.)Resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

Consternation

(n.)Dismay, confusion

Corpulent

(adj.)fat; having a large, bulky body

Disavow

(v.)To deny responsibility for or connection with

Dispassionate

(adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion

Dissension

(n.) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

Dissipate

(v.)to cause to dissappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagent in pursuit of pleasure

Expurgate

(v.) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify

Gauntlet

(n.) an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal

Hypothetical

(adj.) based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

Ignoble

(adj.) mean, low, base

Impugn

(v.) to call into question; to attack as false

Intemperate

(adj.) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement

Odium

(n.) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

Perfidy

(n.) faithlessness, treachery

Relegate

(v.)to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish

Squeamish

(adj.) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

Subservient

(adj.) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end

Susceptible

(adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

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