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Pliant
bending readily; flexible
Detonate
to explode with suddenness and violence
Drub
to beat with a stick or the like; cudgel; flog; thrash
Exegesis
critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text
Catholic
broad or wide-ranging in tastes, interests, or the like
Adulate
to show excessive admiration or devotion to
Adulterate
to debase or make impure by adding inferior materials or elements
Fetid
having an offensive odor; stinking
Affinity
a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc.
Ambulatory
moving about or from place to place
Amorphous
lacking definite form; having no specific shape
Avuncular
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle
Burgeon
to grow or develop quickly; flourish
Castigate
to criticize or reprimand severely
Censure
strong or vehement expression of disapproval
Censorious
severely critical
Commensurate
having the same measure; of equal extent or duration
Corpulent
large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat
Cupidity
eager or excessive desire, esp. to possess something; greed; avarice
Defenestration
the act of throwing a thing or esp. a person out of a window
Exigent
requiring immediate action or aid; urgent; pressing.
Fulminate
to explode with a loud noise; detonate.
Impugn
to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon.
Mellifluous
sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding
Dulcet
pleasant to the ear; melodious
Nascent
beginning to exist or develop
Obdurate
unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding.
Augur
to conjecture from signs or omens; predict
Disquiet
lack of calm, peace, or ease; anxiety; uneasiness