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Hypothetical
based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisioal or tentative idea to guide or indirect investigation
ignoble
mean, low, base
impugn
to call into question; to attack as false
intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
odium
hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
perfidy
faithlessness, treachery
relegate
to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
squeamish
inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
subservient
subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end
susceptible
open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
abate
to make less in amount,degree, ect.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
adulation
praise or flattery that is excessive
anathema
an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation (w/o article)
astute
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
avarice
a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
culpable`
deserving blame worthy of condemnation
dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
egregious
conspicuous standing out from the mass (negative)
equivocate
to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretaion; to be deliberatly vague or ambigious
evanescent
vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
irresolute
unable to make up ones mind, hesitating
nebulous
cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
novice
one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
penury
extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
pretentious
done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; making demands on ones skill or abilities ambitious
recapitulate
to review a series of facts; to sum up
resuscitae
to revive, bring back to consciousness or exsitence
slovenly
untidy, dirty, carelessness
supposition
something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
torpid
inactive, sluggish, dull