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bizarre

odd, strange

increment

an addition; increase

bibliophile

a person who loves books; a book fancier

sequestered

separated from others; isolated

generic

typical of a group

sham

pretense; imitation, deceit

flaccid

weak and flabby

amenable

submitting or yielding readily

fissure

narrow opening; cleft

sententious

characterized by the use of proverbs, or maxims; tending to be didactic

filial

pertaining to a son or daughter

engender

breed; produce

desist

stop in the course of action

sedition

act of arousing rebellion against law and order

peremptory

decisive; positive

sedulous

industrious; hard-working

berate

to scold accusingly

clemency

a tendency to show mercy or indulgence; leniency toward offenders

remonstrate

protest, object, argue against

animosity

ill will, hostility

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