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Censure
To criticize sharply
idiosyncrasy
a peculiar personality trait
impecunious
without money
Onus (n)
A burden; a responsibility
Elixir
A supposed remedy for all ailments
Halcyon
Calm, peaceful
malapropism
a word humorously misused
Hegira
Flight; escape
debauchery
corruption; self-indulgence
Nirvana
A condition of great peace or happiness
Salutary
(adj.) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome
Redundant
Repetitive
Saturnine
Gloomy
Shibboleth
A word or pronunciation that distinguishes someone as of a particular group
Gibe
To scoff; to ridicule
Imperious
Domineering haughty
Hybrid
Anything of mixed origin
Pejorative (adj)
Negative and critical; insulting
Adulturate
To make impure
garrulous
talkative
Badinage
Light and playful conversation
Regress
To move backward
Flaunt
To show off
Egregious
Extremely bad
Fiscal
Financial
salacious (adj)
lustful, lascivious, bawdy
Recant
To formally withdraw
Flagellate
To whip; to lash
Palliate
to make less serious; ease
Affinity
An attraction to
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