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Chapter Eleven

abide · tolerate

adroit · skilled

ameliorate · improve

anathema · pariah

anomaly · irregularity

appease · please

ascribe · attribute

aspiring · driven

atone · make up for

avidly · enthusiastically

battery · abuse

bellicose · combative

beneficent · kind

callously · coldly

clemency · forgiveness

condescendingly · haughtily

cursory · hasty

defamatory · slanderous

deferential · respectful

deliberately · purposefully

delineate · lay out

denounced · condemned

desecrating · profaning

dirge · death march

disheartened · discouraged

disparaging · insulting

dispatched · sent

disrepute · shame

divine · almighty

dynamic · energetic

efficacious · effective

emollient · salve

enigmatic · mysterious

equivocal · doubtful

evinced · revealed

forbearance · patience

harangue · rant

impute · attribute

incarnate · in the flesh

incumbent · essential

ineptness · incompetence

insatiably · ravenously

laceration · cut

lackadaisical · careless

largess · benevolence

lithe · gracefully athletic

maledictions · curses

medley · assortment

melee · brawl

nondescript · indistinct

parody · spoof

pellucid · clear

pervasive · inescapable

pessimism · negativity

phlegmatic · uninterested

pithy · convincing

poignant · moving

pugnacious · combative

putrid · rotten

rectitude · righteousness

reproaches · criticisms

rescind · take back

reservoirs · reserves

respite · rest

sovereign · official

strenuous · vigorous

surmised · figured out

torpid · lazy

trenchant · clear-cut

umbrage · displeasure

usurp · take over

veracity · truth

vigilant · alert

vociferous · boisterous

wrath · anger

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