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subservient
subordinate in capacity or role; serving to promote some end; submissively obedient
perfidy
faithlessness, treacher
hypothetical
based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
impugn
to call into question; attack as false
odium
hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
ignoble
mean, low, base
squeamish
inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
susceptible
open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
gauntlet
an armored or protective glove; a challenge to combat; two lines or men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; and ordeal
relegate
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
elan
an enthusiastic vigor and liveliness, spirit; a flair
dissipate
to cause to desappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit or pleasure
disavow
to deny responsibility for or connection with
conducive
tending to promote or assist, helpful, favorable
expurgate
to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify
dispassionate
impartial; calm, free from emotion
consternation
dismay, confusion
dissension
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
bovine
resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
acrimonious
stinging, bitter in temper or tone
corpulent
fat; having a large, bulky body

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