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Ambivalence

lack of clarity; wavering; being undecided

Cantankerousn

bad-tempered; quarrelsome

Derogatory

uncomplimentary

Exemplify

to serve as a good example

Salubrious

health-giving

Capacious

spacious

Capitulate

surrender; give in to

Amelioration

improvement

Carping

constant criticism

Ostentatious

showy

Precocious

developing early

Luscious

juicy; moist; succulent

Sanguinary

bloodthirsty; bloody

Amity

friendship

Lynch

assassinate; kill; illegal hanging

Overt

obvious; not hidden

Amorphous

lacking in shape

Catharsis

purging of pent-up emotions

Expedite

make faster

Machinations

plots and plans

Preeminent

famous; outstanding

Sardonic

mocking

Analgesic

medicine to combat pain

Incessant

without stopping

Maelstrom

whirlpool; storm in the ocean

Savant

person with knowledge

Unctuous

oily; using excessive flattery

Detrimental

harmful

Incipient

just beginning

Scapegoat

person on whom blame is placed for faults of others

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