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Adroit

(adj.) skillful, expert in use of the hands or mind

Amicable

(adj.) peaceable, friendly

Averse

(adj.) having a deep-seated distaste, opposed

Belligerent

(adj.) given to fighting, warlike

(n.) one at war, one engaged in war

Benevolent

(adj.) kindly, charitable

Cursory

(adj.) hasty, not thorough

Duplicity

(n.) treachery, deceitfulness

Extol

(v.) applaud, to praise extravagantly

Feasible

(adj.) possible, workable

Grimace

(v.) to make a wry face

(n.) a facial distortion, a wry face

Holocaust

(n.) burnt offering, a vast slaughter

Impervious

(adj.) not affected or hurt by, resistant

Impetus

(n.) impulse, stimulus

Jeopardy

(n.) danger, risk

Nostalgia

(n.) homesickness, a longing for something past

Quintessence

(n.) paragon, exemplar

Retrogress

(v.) to return to an earlier condition, revert

Meticulous

(adj.) extremely careful, painstaking

Scrutinize

(v.) to examine closely, inspect

Tepid

(adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic

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