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become less intense or widespread
a thing or event that existed before or logically precedes another
Harmful or destructive to someone or something
lay siege to.
well chosen or suited to the circumstances.
Unable to be upset or excited; calm
stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action.
a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful
recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.
eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others
sed and consequently of little import; lacking originality or freshness.
especially of a person or speech) vehement or clamorous.
showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper.
involving or producing a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.
corresponding in size or degree; in proportion.
remove water from
extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources
extreme poverty; destitution.
having a ready insight into and understanding of things.
(especially of something written or spoken) briefly and clearly expressed.
not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking.
a projecting part of a fortification b
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.
theft of personal property
appease anxiety / anger of
new word or expression
conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved.
characterized by or showing interest or concern.
calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.
characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion
(especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
Involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage.
difficult to please; critical.
slow to act
happening by accident or chance rather than design.
lacking significance through having been overused; unoriginal and trite.
Impossible to satisfy
(of a rock or other material) having minute spaces or holes through which liquid or air may pass.
Imposingly deep and full
the state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial.
relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance
a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements.
a reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
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