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asperity
1. sharpness or harshness of manner
2. rouphness of surgace; unevenness
penchant
a strong attraction or leaning
adjudicate
to hear and decide judiciall; to judge
expedite

expeditious
to speed up a proccess; to facilitate

with great speed; quick efficient
gratuitous
1. not called for; unnecessary
2. without charge, free
implacable
incapable of being placated, soothed, or significantly changed; relentless
malign
to say negative and unfair things about; slander

evil; showing evil will
rancor
a deep, long-held feeling of hatred or bitterness.
accolade
an expression of approval or respect for special merit; an award
chary
exercising caution; hesitant
endow
to provede with a quality, a thing, or a gift of money
acrimony
bitterness or aharpness of temper, manner, or speech; hostility
enclave
a distinct region or community enclosed within a larger territory
engender
to bring into being, to produce.
exacerbate
to make more severe, bitter, or violent
proselytise
to convert someone to a faith, belief, or cause
ameliorate
to make better; to become better; to improve
compunction
a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety caused by guilt
castigate
to punish by criticizing sharply; to berate
desultory
proceeding or carried out in an aimless or random way
ignominous
marked by, deserving, or causing shame or disgrace.
onerous
burdensome, oppressive
quizotic
romantic and idealistic, but impractical
axiom
a statement or principle that requires no proof becuase its truth is obvious.
esoteric
not generally known or understood; familiar to only a relatively small number of people
vagary
a departure from the normal, expected course; a whim or unpredicatable action