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amenable
willing to follow advice or authority, submissive
berate
to scold sharply
carnage
large-scale slaughter or loss of life
credulous
too ready believe, easily deceived, gullible
criterion
a rule, test, a standard for judgment or evaluation
deplete
to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
expetiate
to expand on, write or talk at lenght or detail; elaborate
extraneous
coming from the outside, foreign; irrelevant
inception
the beginning, start, earliest stage
infirmity
a weakness or ailment
jejune
lacking in nutritive value; juvenile; vapid, childish
obdurate
stubborn, unyielding
potpourri
a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent
precocious
showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)
sadistic
delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
sententious
self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words
supplicate
to beg earnestly and humbly
surfeit
an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; to feed or supply with anything to excess
tortuous
winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
turgid
swollen, bloated, filled to excess; overdecorated or excessive in language