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abate
to reduce in amount, degree, to lessen or diminish
avarice
excessive or instatiable, desire or greed
astute
of keen penetration or discernment, clever, cunning,
adulation
to show excessive admiration or devotion to
anathema
a person or thing that is detested or loathed
culpable
deserving blame or censure
dilatory
tending to delay or proscrastinate, slow tardy
egregious
extrodiaraly in some way bad, glaring, flagrant
equivocate
to use ambigous or unclear expressions to avoid commitment or in order to mislead
evanescent
tending to vanish like vapor
irresolute
uncertain how to act or proceed, vacillating
nebulous
cloudlike, unclear, cloudy, confusing
novice
beginner
penury
extremely poor
pretentious
trying to make a big impression
recapitulate
to review a series of facts, to sum up
resuscitate
to revive from death or unconciousnness
slovenly
untidy, dirty, careless, unkept
supposition
something that is assumed or taken for granted for without conclusive evidence
torpid
inactive, sluggish, dull
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