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Assuage

verb; To make an unpleasant feeling less intense. To satisfy an appetite or desire.

Apothecary

noun; A person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs.

Piety

noun; The quality of being religious or reverent.

Taciturn

adj; Reserved or uncommunicative in speech. Saying little.

Unsullied

adj; Not spoiled or made impure.

Imprudent

adj; Not showing care for the consequences of actions. Rash.

Amble

verb; Walking or moving at a slow, relaxed pace.

Malevolent

adj; Having or showing the wish to do evil to others

Nebulous

adj; In the form of a cloud or haze, hazy. Unclear, vague, or ill-defined.

Repertoire

noun; A stock of plays, dances, or pieces that a company or a performer knows or is prepared to perform. The whole body of items that are regularly performed. A stock of skills of types of behavior that a person habitually uses.

Vapid

adj; Offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.

Foray

noun; A sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, esp. to obtain something. A raid.

Subsequent

adj; Coming after something in time. Following.

Mortify

verb; Cause to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated.

Sojourn

noun or verb; n) A temporary stay. v) Stay somewhere temporarily.

Erratic

adj; Not even or regular in pattern or movement; Unpredictable. Deviating from the normal or conventional in behavior or opinions.

Contemptuous

adj; Showing contempt; scornful

Contentious

adj; Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial. Involving heated argument. Given to arguing or provoking argument.

Fractious

adj; Easily irritated; bad-tempered. Difficult to control; unruly.

Amiable

adj; Having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.

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