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ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
amicable
peaceable, friendly
bequeath
to give or pass on as an inheritance
chivalrous
marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly
clemency
(n.) mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
coerce
to compel, force
craven
cowardly; a coward
demise
a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
discrepancy
a difference; a lack of agreement
disperse
to scatter, spread far and wide
Holocaust
a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
inclement
stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
insidious
intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
meticulous
cautiously with great care
muse
to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
nonchalant
cool and confident, unconcerned
omniscient
knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
opulent
wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
pungent
causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting
temerity
rashness, boldness
tepid
lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
uncanny
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
verbatim
word for word; exactly as written or spoken
warily
extremely careful; particular about details
Nastalgia
a longing for something past; homesickness
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