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appall

to horrify

austere

stern and severe

clad

dressed

contemptuously

scornfully

contentious

ready to argue

denunciation

disapproval of

diligently

industriously

frivolous

silly

garish

gaudy

habiliments

clothing

curtness

to be abrupt

devoid

empty

myopic

nearsighted

obliquely

indirectly

prerogative

privilege

tactful

able to say the right thing

infallible

never wrong

acquiescence

agree without protest

begrudge

to feel envy

ecclesiastical

church-like

aggregation

gathering

facade

false front

impassive

emotionless

ominous

threatening

stifle

suppress

succinct

brief

uncouth

crude

venerable

deserving respect

affirm

firmly declare

dispel

disperse

eccentricities

oddities

elucidate

explain

ruddy

reddish

subpoena

summon to appear in court

sundry

various

acrimonious

bitter

ambidextrous

able to use both hands

amiably

pleasantly

benignly

kindly

complacently

self-satisfied

congenital

innate

corroborate

confirm

corrugated

ridged and grooved

dictum

official pronouncement

namesake

the person one is named after

quell

to calm

smugness

think a lot of oneself

speculate

to think about

sullen

gloomy and threatening

turbulent

stormy

lavations

washings

mollify

to soothe

perpetual

everlasting

candid

open and honest

expunge

eradicate

impudent

disrespectful

volition

will

aridity

dryness

caliber

quality

indict

accuse; charge

perpetrate

commit

temerity

rash boldness

exhilarate

thrill

cynical

pessimistic

fatalistic

to accept as inevitable

feral

savage

heathen

without religion; uncivilized

furtive

sly

vehement

strong feeling

wryly

slightly sarcastic

apprehension

fear

bovine

cow-like

brevity

shortness

impertinence

insolence

squalid

filthy

veneer

outer surface

remorse

regret or guilt

recluse

one who stays away from others

spurious

not genuine

florid

flowery in style

nondescript

common

furtive

sly

irascible

hot-tempered

pinion

restrain

reprimand

scold

blandly

smoothly

connive

secretly cooperate; scheme

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