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acute

with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time CLEVER, PENETRATING

bluster

to talk or act in a noisy and threatening way; to blow in stormy gusts; speech that is loud and threatening SPOUT, RANT, BRAG, SWAGGER

bungle

to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness

commentarty

a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion EXPLANATION, REMARKS, NARRATION, DESCRIPTION, ACCOUNT, REVIEW, ANALYSIS

duration

the length of time that something continues or lasts

eerie

causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious FRIGHTENING, SPOOKY, CREEPY

facet

one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem ANGLE, CHARACTERISTIC, FACTOR, ELEMENT, CUT

fidelity

the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness LOYALTY, FAITHFULNESS

fray

a brawl, a noisy quarrel; to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain, irritate SCUFFLE, UNRAVEL

headstrong

willful, stubborn OBSTINATE, MULISH, UNRULY

inhabitant

one living permanently in a given place RESIDENT, NATIVE, OCCUPANT, TENANT

numb

having lost the power of feeling or movement; to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling UNFEELING, INSENSIBLE, DAZED; DEADEN

pacify

to make peaceful or calm; to soothe MOLLIFY, PLACATE

ravenous

greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction STARVED, FAMISHED, VORACIOUS, WOLFISH

refute

to prove incorrect DISPROVE, REBUT

remorse

deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds; pangs of conscience GUILT

setback

something that interferes with progress; a disappointment unexpected loss or defeat; a steplike recession in a wall FAILURE, REVERSAL

smug

overly self-satisfied, self-righteous CONCEITED, COMPLACENT

synopsis

a brief statement giving a general view of some subject, book, etc; a summary OUTLINE, DIGEST, ABSTRACT

tarry

to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while DAWDLE, DALLY

agenda

the program for a meeting; a list, outline, or plan of things to be considered or done SCHEDULE, DOCKET

amiable

friendly, good-natured PLEASANT, AGREEABLE

befuddle

to confuse, make stupid BEWILDER, BOGGLE, STUPEFY

blight

a disease that causes plants to wither and die; a condition of disease or ruin; to destroy, ruin EYESORE; SPOIL, NIP

boisterous

rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spirited LOUD, UNRULY, DISORDERLY

clarity

clearness, accuracy LUCIDITY, PRECISION

compliant

willing to do what someone else wants; obedient MEEK, DOCILE, SUBMISSIVE

conserve

to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save GUARD, CARE FOR

debut

a first public appearance; a formal entrance into society, to make a first appearance COMING-OUT

gory

marked by bloodshed, slaughter, or violence BLOODY, GRUESOME

gross

overweight; coarse, vulgar; very noticeable; total; an overall total; twelve dozen; to earn FAT, SHEER, UTTER, FLAGRANT

induce

to cause, bring about; to persuade PREVAIL UPON, INFLUENCE

leeway

extra space for moving along a certain route; allowance for mistakes or inaccuracies; margin of error LATITUDE, ELBOW ROOM

limber

flexible; to cause to become flexible SUPPLE, PLIABLE; STRETCH

maze

a network of paths through which it is hard to find one's way; something very mixed-up and confusing LABYRINTH, PUZZLE, TANGLE

oracle

someone or something that can predict the future PROPHET, SEER, SIBYL

partisan

a strong supporter of a person, party, or cause; one whose support is unreasoning; a resistance fighter, guerrilla; strongly supporting one side only FAN, BOOSTER; PARTIAL, BIASED

reimburse

to pay back; to give payment for REPAY, REFUND, COMPENSATE

vacate

to go away from, leave empty; to make empty; to void, annul DEPART, GIVE UP, ABANDON

vagabond

an idle wanderer; a tramp; wandering; irresponsible VAGRANT, HOBO; UNSETTLE, FOOTLOOSE

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