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acrimonious

Stinging, bitter in temper or tone

bovine

Resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

consternation

alarming dismay or concern

corpulent

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 disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

expurgate

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

gauntlet

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

Based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

ignoble

mean, low, base

impugn

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

intemperate

Immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement

odium

hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

perfidy

(n.) faithlessness, treachery

relegate

to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish

squeamish

inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

subservient

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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