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contemptibly

  • adverb in a manner deserving contempt

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blench

  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; pale.

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downright

  • adjective satellite characterized by plain blunt honesty
    • a downright answer
    • a downright kind of person
  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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cumberers

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snivel

  • noun whining in a tearful manner
    sniveling.
  • noun the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
    snuffle; sniffle.

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poltroon

  • noun an abject coward
    recreant; craven.
  • adjective satellite characterized by complete cowardliness

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contemptible

  • adjective deserving of contempt or scorn

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assaulter

  • noun someone who attacks
    attacker; assailant; aggressor.

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murderous

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or capable of or having a tendency toward killing another human being
    homicidal.
    • a homicidal rage
    • murderous thugs

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skulking

  • noun evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
    malingering.
    • they developed a test to detect malingering
  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    skulk; lurk.

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poltroon

  • noun an abject coward
    recreant; craven.
  • adjective satellite characterized by complete cowardliness

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dastardly

  • adjective satellite despicably cowardly
    dastard.
    • the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt

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caitiff

  • noun a cowardly and despicable person
  • adjective satellite despicably mean and cowardly

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counterfeit

  • noun a copy that is represented as the original
    forgery.
  • verb make a copy of with the intent to deceive
    forge; fake.
    • he faked the signature
    • they counterfeited dollar bills
    • She forged a Green Card

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boaster

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    braggart; line-shooter; blowhard; vaunter; bragger.

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craven

  • noun an abject coward
    recreant; poltroon.
  • adjective satellite lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
    recreant.
    • the craven fellow turned and ran
    • a craven proposal to raise the white flag
    • this recreant knight"- Spenser

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spalpeen

A scamp; an Irish term for a good-for-nothing fellow; -- often used in good-humored contempt or ridicule. Colloq.

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behave

  • verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
    do; act.
    • You should act like an adult
    • Don't behave like a fool
    • What makes her do this way?
    • The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; comport; bear; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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skulker

  • noun someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
    malingerer; shammer.
  • noun someone waiting in concealment
    lurcher; lurker.

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notoriously

  • adverb to a notorious degree
    • European emigres, who notoriously used to repair to the British Museum to write seditious pamphlets

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braggart

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    line-shooter; boaster; blowhard; vaunter; bragger.
  • adjective satellite exhibiting self-importance
    crowing; big; boastful; cock-a-hoop; bragging; self-aggrandizing; braggy; self-aggrandising.
    • big talk

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sneaking

  • adjective satellite not openly expressed
    unavowed.
    • a sneaking suspicion
  • verb to go stealthily or furtively
    pussyfoot; mouse; sneak; creep.
    • ..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house

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braggart

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    line-shooter; boaster; blowhard; vaunter; bragger.
  • adjective satellite exhibiting self-importance
    crowing; big; boastful; cock-a-hoop; bragging; self-aggrandizing; braggy; self-aggrandising.
    • big talk

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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cur

  • noun an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
    mutt; mongrel.
  • noun a cowardly and despicable person

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appearing

  • noun formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
    coming into court; appearance.
  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    seem; look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time

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whelp

  • noun young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
    pup.
  • verb birth
    pup.
    • the dog whelped

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inherently

  • adverb in an inherent manner
    • the subject matter is sexual activity of any overt kind, which is depicted as inherently desirable and exciting

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dastard

  • noun a despicable coward
  • adjective satellite despicably cowardly
    dastardly.
    • the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt

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behave

  • verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
    do; act.
    • You should act like an adult
    • Don't behave like a fool
    • What makes her do this way?
    • The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; comport; bear; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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truckling

  • noun the act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)
  • verb yield to out of weakness
    truckle.

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somewhat

  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    slightly; more or less.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    fairly; pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers

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caitiff

  • noun a cowardly and despicable person
  • adjective satellite despicably mean and cowardly

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allegedly

  • adverb according to what has been alleged
    • he was on trial for allegedly murdering his wife

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rascal

  • noun a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    varlet; rapscallion; scallywag; rogue; knave; scalawag.
  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    monkey; rapscallion; scallywag; imp; scamp; scalawag.

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yon

  • adjective satellite distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal)
    yonder.
    • yonder valley
    • the hills yonder
    • what is yon place?
  • adverb at or in an indicated (usually distant) place (`yon' is archaic and dialectal)
    yonder.
    • the house yonder
    • scattered here and yon"- Calder Willingham

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hilding

A base, menial wretch. -- a. Base; spiritless. Obs. Shak.

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excessively

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; overly; too.
    • too big

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duelist

  • noun a person who fights duels
    dueller; dueler; duellist.

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seem

  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
  • verb seem to be true, probable, or apparent
    appear.
    • It seems that he is very gifted
    • It appears that the weather in California is very bad

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whelp

  • noun young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
    pup.
  • verb birth
    pup.
    • the dog whelped

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miserable

  • adjective satellite very unhappy; full of misery
    suffering; wretched.
    • he felt depressed and miserable
    • a message of hope for suffering humanity
    • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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compromiser

  • noun a negotiator willing to compromise
    • Henry Clay was known as the Great Compromiser

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seeming

  • adjective satellite appearing as such but not necessarily so
    apparent; ostensible.
    • for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent
    • the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies
    • the ostensible truth of their theories
    • his seeming honesty
  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    seem; look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time

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lubber

  • noun an awkward stupid person
    clod; oaf; goon; lout; lump; lummox; stumblebum; gawk.
  • noun an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
    landlubber; landsman.

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bit

  • noun a small piece or quantity of something
    spot.
    • a spot of tea
    • a bit of paper
    • a bit of lint
    • I gave him a bit of my mind
  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    fleck; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

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miscreant

  • noun a person without moral scruples
    reprobate.

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seem

  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
  • verb seem to be true, probable, or apparent
    appear.
    • It seems that he is very gifted
    • It appears that the weather in California is very bad

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blackguard

  • noun someone who is morally reprehensible
    bounder; dog; hound; heel; cad.
    • you dirty dog
  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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considered

  • adjective satellite carefully weighed
    • a considered opinion
  • verb deem to be
    reckon; see; regard; consider; view.
    • She views this quite differently from me
    • I consider her to be shallow
    • I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do

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ruffian

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; tough; bully; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.

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deem

  • verb keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
    take for; hold; view as.
    • take for granted
    • view as important
    • hold these truths to be self-evident
    • I hold him personally responsible

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scoundrel

  • noun a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
    villain.

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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assassin

  • noun a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
    bravo; assassinator.
    • his assassins were hunted down like animals
    • assassinators of kings and emperors
  • noun a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders

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appear

  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    seem; look.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
  • verb come into sight or view
    • He suddenly appeared at the wedding
    • A new star appeared on the horizon

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sneak

  • noun a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
  • noun someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
    prowler; stalker.

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equally

  • adverb to the same degree (often followed by `as')
    every bit; as.
    • they were equally beautiful
    • birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly
    • sang as sweetly as a nightingale
    • he is every bit as mean as she is
  • adverb in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way
    evenly.
    • a class evenly divided between girls and boys
    • they split their winnings equally
    • deal equally with rich and poor

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lion

  • noun large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
    king of beasts; Panthera leo.
  • noun a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)
    social lion.

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exceptionally

  • adverb to an exceptional degree
    • it worked exceptionally well

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blackguard

  • noun someone who is morally reprehensible
    bounder; dog; hound; heel; cad.
    • you dirty dog
  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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more

  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon
  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.

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cur

  • noun an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
    mutt; mongrel.
  • noun a cowardly and despicable person

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being

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    beingness; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    organism.

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ruffian

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; tough; bully; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.

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manifestly

  • adverb unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
    patently; plainly; plain; obviously; apparently; evidently.
    • the answer is obviously wrong
    • she was in bed and evidently in great pain
    • he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list
    • it is all patently nonsense
    • she has apparently been living here for some time
    • I thought he owned the property, but apparently not
    • You are plainly wrong
    • he is plain stubborn

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scoundrel

  • noun a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
    villain.

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morally

  • adverb with respect to moral principles
    • morally unjustified
  • adverb in a moral manner
    virtuously.
    • he acted morally under the circumstances

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shirker

  • noun a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
    slacker.

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miserably

  • adverb in a miserable manner
    • I bit my lip miserably and nodded

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trifle

  • noun a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
  • noun a detail that is considered insignificant
    technicality; triviality.

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knave

  • noun a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    varlet; rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; rogue; scalawag.
  • noun one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
    jack.

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vile

  • adjective satellite morally reprehensible
    worthless; unworthy; slimy; wretched; ugly; despicable.
    • would do something as despicable as murder
    • ugly crimes
    • the vile development of slavery appalled them
    • a slimy little liar
  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; sickening; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench

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rascal

  • noun a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    varlet; rapscallion; scallywag; rogue; knave; scalawag.
  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    monkey; rapscallion; scallywag; imp; scamp; scalawag.

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essentially

  • adverb in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
    basically; fundamentally.
    • He is basically dishonest
    • the argument was essentially a technical one
    • for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person

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weakling

  • noun a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
    doormat; wuss.

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very

  • adjective satellite precisely as stated
    • the very center of town
  • adjective satellite being the exact same one; not any other:
    identical; selfsame.
    • this is the identical room we stayed in before
    • the themes of his stories are one and the same
    • saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see

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knave

  • noun a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    varlet; rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; rogue; scalawag.
  • noun one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
    jack.

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extremely

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    highly.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; exceedingly; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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tormentor

  • noun someone who torments
    persecutor; tormenter.
  • noun a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
    teaser; tormenter.

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terribly

  • adverb used as intensifiers
    awful; frightfully; awfully.
    • terribly interesting
    • I'm awful sorry
  • adverb in a terrible manner
    rottenly; abominably; awfully; atrociously; abysmally.
    • she sings terribly

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wretch

  • noun performs some wicked deed
  • noun someone you feel sorry for
    poor devil.

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intrinsically

  • adverb with respect to its inherent nature
    in and of itself; per se; as such.
    • this statement is interesting per se

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deserter

  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; renegade; turncoat; recreant; apostate.
  • noun a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
    defector.

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basically

  • adverb in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
    essentially; fundamentally.
    • He is basically dishonest
    • the argument was essentially a technical one
    • for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person

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assassin

  • noun a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
    bravo; assassinator.
    • his assassins were hunted down like animals
    • assassinators of kings and emperors
  • noun a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders

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supposedly

  • adverb believed or reputed to be the case
    purportedly.

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scamp

  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    monkey; rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; imp; scalawag.
  • verb perform hastily and carelessly

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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braggadocio

  • noun vain and empty boasting
    rhodomontade; rodomontade; bluster.

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felt

  • noun a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
  • verb mat together and make felt-like
    • felt the wool

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calumniator

One who calumniates. Syn. -- Slanderer; defamer; libeler; traducer.

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intellectually

  • adverb in an intellectual manner
    • intellectually gifted children
    • intellectually influenced

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wretch

  • noun performs some wicked deed
  • noun someone you feel sorry for
    poor devil.

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utterly

  • adverb completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    absolutely; perfectly; dead.
    • an absolutely magnificent painting
    • a perfectly idiotic idea
    • you're perfectly right
    • utterly miserable
    • you can be dead sure of my innocence
    • was dead tired
    • dead right

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betrayer

  • noun one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    squealer; informer; rat; blabber.
  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    double-crosser; traitor; double-dealer; two-timer.

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behave

  • verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
    do; act.
    • You should act like an adult
    • Don't behave like a fool
    • What makes her do this way?
    • The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; comport; bear; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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dastard

  • noun a despicable coward
  • adjective satellite despicably cowardly
    dastardly.
    • the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt

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pretty

  • adjective satellite pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
    • pretty girl
    • pretty song
    • pretty room
  • adjective satellite (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
    • a pretty mess
    • a pretty kettle of fish

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loon

  • noun a worthless lazy fellow
  • noun large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
    diver.

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incredibly

  • adverb not easy to believe
    implausibly; improbably; unbelievably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb exceedingly; extremely
    fantastically; fabulously.
    • she plays fabulously well

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weakling

  • noun a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
    doormat; wuss.

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rotten

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    rotted; decayed.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation

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bully

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.
  • noun a hired thug

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seemingly

  • adverb from appearances alone
    ostensibly; on the face of it; apparently.
    • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
    • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
    • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
    • on the face of it the problem seems minor

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desertion

  • noun withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
    abandonment; defection.
    • his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless
  • noun the act of giving something up
    abandonment; forsaking.

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awfully

  • adverb used as intensifiers
    awful; terribly; frightfully.
    • terribly interesting
    • I'm awful sorry
  • adverb of a dreadful kind
    horribly; dreadfully.
    • there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning

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brute

  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; wildcat.
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; beast; animal; fauna; creature.

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stupid

  • noun a person who is not very bright
    pillock; dullard; pudding head; poor fish; stupe; pudden-head; stupid person; dolt.
    • The economy, stupid!
  • adjective lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

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shirking

  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; goofing off; soldiering; goldbricking.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk; fiddle.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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treacherous

  • adjective satellite dangerously unstable and unpredictable
    unreliable.
    • treacherous winding roads
    • an unreliable trestle
  • adjective satellite tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans
    punic; perfidious.
    • Punic faith
    • the perfidious Judas
    • the fiercest and most treacherous of foes
    • treacherous intrigues

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bully

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.
  • noun a hired thug

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decidedly

  • adverb without question and beyond doubt
    emphatically; in spades; unquestionably; by all odds; definitely.
    • it was decidedly too expensive
    • she told him off in spades
    • by all odds they should win

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pequots

(Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited Eastern Connecticut. Written also Pequods.

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Collocation words for "cowardly" are words related to "cowardly" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "cowardly" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "cowardly" or by the count of syllables each word has.