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Aspersions

attacks on a person's morality

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compunction

unease caused by guilt

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derision

mocking laughter, deride, derisive

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disapprobation

moral disapproval

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Ostracize

to banish or exclude, ostracism

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rebuke

to criticize sharply or strong criticism

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revulsion

sudden disgust

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scurriolous

foul-mouthed

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spurn

to strike against

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vitriolic

intensely and bitterly harsh, vitriol

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accountable

responsible, or explainable

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assiduous

giving constant attention

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default

failure to complete a task or an obligation or something that remains in effect

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feckless

ineffective or careless

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incumbent

imposed as a duty, or hoding an office (adj or noun)

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liability

a legal responsibility, or something that holds something back

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mandatory

required or commanded by authority

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negligence

neglect; lack of proper care or attention

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onerous

difficult to bear or do

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remiss

lax or careless

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acquiesce

to agree or accept passively

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adamant

stubbornly determined

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balk

to stubbornly refuse, to stop short

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camaraderie

friendliness among companions

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cantankerous

disagreeable; bad tempered; likely to quarrel

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compliance

the act of going along with a request

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presumptuous

excessively bold or forward

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propitiate

to soothe bad feelings

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tractable

easily managed or controlled

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volition

the power of choosing or deciding