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Belligerent
warlike (adj.)
Diligent
hardworking (adj.)
contrive
done with persistent attention (adj.)
exasperated
irritated very much (adj.)
careen
to move rapidly (verb)
affront
to make ashamed (verb)
musingly
absorbed in thought (adj.)
unobtrusively
inconspicuous (adj.)
cynicism
distrust of people (noun)
lugubrious
mournful (adj.)
sentinel
a guard (noun)
oration
a formal public speech (noun)
crestfallen
dejected
hallowed
regarded as holy (adj.)
discretion
power to decide according to judgment (noun)
shroud
something that covers (noun)
alacrity
cheerful readiness (noun)
languid
lacking in vigor (adj.)
muse
to think in silence on something (verb)
savant
educated learned person (adj.)
vestige
the last remaining bit (noun)
legacy
money/property given through a will (noun)
agrarian
relating to land (adj.)
banal
devoid of freshness (adj.)
caprice
sudden change (adj.)
ennui
feeling of weariness (noun)
laconic
expressing much in few words (adj.)
mendacious
false or untrue (adj.)
obviate
to anticipate and prevent (verb)
schism
division or disunion, especially into mutually opposed parties (noun)
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