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abate

to lessen in violence

decorum

conformity to accepted standards of conduct; proper behavior

abhor

to detest; to hate strongly

dole

to distribute; to give out sparingly

gamute

the whole range or extent

extrovert

one who is outgoing; one who is energized rather than drained by interactions with others

droll

amusing in an odd or whimsical way

duplicity

intentional deceit in speech or conduct

effigy

a crude dummy or image representing a hated person or group

austere

stern; severe; plain

emulate

to strive to be equal to; to imitate

sere

dry and withered

enhance

to increase the value or beauty of something

contrite

feeling regret for having committed some wrongdoing

magnanimous

noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feelings or acts

enunciate

to state clearly and distinctly; to pronounce

collaborate

to work with another toward a goal

impeceable

faultless, beyond criticism or blame

impound

to confine; to retain in legal custody

evoke

to summon forth

inane

without sense or meaning; silly

unctuous

exaggeratedly or insincerely polite

expatriate

someone who chooses to live outside of, or renounce, his or her native country

frowzy

unkempt

heinous

hatefully or shockingly evil

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