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ferocious
violent, brutal, truculent
anguish
great suffering or distress
preoccupation
obsession or fixation
quasi
seemingly
esoteric
mysterious; hard to understand; arcane
ludicrous
causing laughter because of absurdity
recuperated
recover, improve in health
temper
moderate
contentious
tending to argue or quarrel
erudite
learned; scholarly
catalyst
something that motivates or causes activity to occur
affirmation
agreement or 'yes' response
envision
imagine or picture mentally
fawning
flattering or sycophantic; trying to gain favor by praising or following
revere
respect, worship
peevish
argumentative or annoyed; fractious
vituperations
severe criticism, castigation
morbid
suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude
enthralled
deeply attracted or fixated on something
foreseen
anticipate, predict
scanty
very little; insufficient
discredit
to injure the credit or reputation of
refined
sophisticated, polished, cultivated
enchant
to delight, to the point where it seems magical
detaching
cut off, sever
repudiated
reject
slurs
slander, innuendo
sordid
dirty or vulgar (not sophisticated); lurid
tenets
statements of belief
chasm
wide space; gulf
breach
break or transgression (as in a set of rules)
protocol
the customs and regulations dealing with diplomatic formality
assure
convince, persuade
abundantly
present in great quantity
excised
deleted
assertiveness
confidently aggressive or self-assured
rag
tease
tenaciously
stubbornly; in a recalcitrant manner
perennial
lasting for an indefinitely long time
seclusion
isolation
guru
expert
pavement
a road covered with asphalt
autonomy
independence
denouncing
criticize, excoriate
skim
look through
discerning
having excellent taste; discriminating
instigating
urge, foment, stimulate
unethical
corrupt, immoral
verbose
wordy, circumlocutory
stumped
confused, perplexed