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euphemisim

an inoffensive word substituted for one considered offensively explicit; mild word substitution

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dilatory

slow

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indiscreet

lacking discretion or tact; imprudent

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boisterously

in a rough way

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contingency

possibility

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inviolate

not violated; intact

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portentous

exciting wonder and awe; prodigious

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vicariously

in a sympathetic way

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presumptuous

impertinently forward or confident; arrogant

10

expostulate

the act of expressing strong or reasoned opposition; protestation

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grail

the legendary cup or chalice used by Christ at the last supper and searched for by midieval knights

12

strata

plural of stratum(a level of society composed of people with similar social, cultural, or economic status

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corroborate

to support or confirm

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interminable

tirelessly long; endless

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garrulous

talkative

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pneumatic

of, operated by, or filled with air

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fortuitously

in an accidental way

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amorphous

without definite form, general or vague

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pasquinade

a lampoon posted in a public space, satirical writing

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adventitious

not inherent; accidental; foreign

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transitory

existing only briefly; short-lived

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aesthetic

of or pertaining to the sense of the beautiful; artistic

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commensurate

corresponding in scale; proportionate

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orgastic

intensely exciting

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septic

putrid; rotten; decaying