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a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome
In a way tending to cause friction. This can be either literally, as with sandpaper, or, more often, figuratively, as in an annoying or irritating manner.
Harshness of speech or attitude.
unyielding; firm in opinion
an enemy, opponent, unfriendly competitor.
(v.) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater or more significant than it really is.
horrified or very surprised.
brisk and cheerful readiness. It can also mean liveliness or briskness.
Interested in the benefit of others. Unselfish
Misplaced in time. It can also mean outdated.
An inconsistency or irregularity.
(v) To take for ones own use, usually without permission.
(adj) Correct or suitable for the circumstance.
Enthusiasm or zeal.
To speak clearly and coherently.
To attack, usually with words.
Boldly daring; Bold, Daring,
Drearily predictable to the point of being trite.
in a hostile, aggressive, or fighting manner. Antagonistically.
Brash or Cocky.
To give in or Surrender.
arbitrarily- in a manner indicating that the subject is given to sudden changes of behavior, not necessarily for a particular reason.
Feeling of deep embarrassment or disappointment.
Deception or evasion of the truth; it can also mean the use of fraud, quibbling, or false reasoning to achieve a certain purpose.
a result, effect of an outcome; importance or significance.
A difficult riddle or enigma.
Able or willing to believe too readily.
Standard of judgment or assessment.
Responsible or accountable for an action.
Proper conduct or appropriate behavior.
To outline or describe.
to dry out or dehydrate
a disadvantage or damaging circumstance.
correct a false impression; undeceive
Conflicting or not in harmony. It can apply to musical tones, nonmusical sounds, or ideas.
To discredit or belittle.
to spread; usually used in regard to information.
harsh, inharmonious, or discordant sounds;
Also, it can mean attitudes or trains of thought that clash.
To make known; Reveal
very assertively, especially when it comes to things held as fact that either are not or cannot be proven.
to expunge, often by removing or covering up.
the origin or history of a word.
To show clearly or demonstrate.
To make something happen faster.
to acclaim or sing the praises of someone.
not meant to be taken seriously.