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quirkish

, Consisting of quirks; resembling a quirk. Barrow.

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discretional

  • adjective satellite having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
    discretionary.
    • The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds

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desireful

Filled with desire; eager. R.
The desireful troops. Godfrey (1594).

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insinuative

Stealing on or into the confidence or affections; having power to gain favor. "Crafty, insinuative, plausible men." Bp. Reynolds.

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fallacious

  • adjective satellite containing or based on a fallacy
    unsound.
    • fallacious reasoning
    • an unsound argument
  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fraudulent; deceitful.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

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fathomable

  • adjective (of depth) capable of being sounded or measured for depth
    soundable; plumbable.
  • adjective satellite (of meaning) capable of being penetrated or comprehended

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deductive

  • adjective relating to logical deduction
    • deductive reasoning
  • adjective involving inferences from general principles

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avowable

Capable of being avowed, or openly acknowledged, with confidence. Donne.

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pander

  • noun someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
    procurer; pimp; fancy man; ponce; pandar; panderer.
  • verb yield (to); give satisfaction to
    gratify; indulge.

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dethrone

  • verb remove a monarch from the throne
    • If the King does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned

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unsound

  • adjective not in good condition; damaged or decayed
    • an unsound foundation
  • adjective not sound financially
    • unsound banking practices

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inexplainable

Incapable of being explained; inexplicable.

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analogical

  • adjective satellite expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy
    • the analogical use of a metaphor

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sciential

Pertaining to, or producing, science. R. Milton.

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investigable

Capable or susceptible of being investigated; admitting research. Hooker.

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nondiscriminatory

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extort

  • verb obtain through intimidation
  • verb obtain by coercion or intimidation
    gouge; squeeze; wring; rack.
    • They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss
    • They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him

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cockamamie

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; silly; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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invalid

  • noun someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
    shut-in.
  • verb force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen

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calculative

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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probabilistically

  • adverb by the use of probability theory
    • we can calculate the position of the particles probabilistically

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unexplainable

  • adjective satellite not to be accounted for or explained
    unaccountable.
    • perceptible only as unaccountable influences that hinder progress
    • an unexplainable fear

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totter

  • verb move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table
  • verb walk unsteadily
    waddle; paddle; coggle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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unimpassioned

  • adjective satellite free from emotional appeal; marked by reasonableness
    • answered with an unimpassioned defense
    • the unimpassioned intellect

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inductive

  • adjective arising from inductance
    • inductive reactance
  • adjective of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
    • inductive reasoning

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vouch

  • verb give personal assurance; guarantee
    • Will he vouch for me?
  • verb give surety or assume responsibility
    guarantee.
    • I vouch for the quality of my products

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desiderative

Denoting desire; as, desiderative verbs.

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legislate

  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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cooperant

Operating together; as, coöperant forces.

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unapparent

  • adjective satellite not readily apparent
    • the answer was at first unapparent

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educe

  • verb deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    elicit; draw out; extract; evoke.
    • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant
  • verb develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
    derive.

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impertinency

Impertinence. R.
O, matter and impertinency mixed! Reason in madness! Shak.

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whereabout

About where; near what or which place; -- used interrogatively and relatively; as, whereabouts did you meet him? ✍ In this sense, whereabouts is the common form.

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ostensible

  • adjective satellite appearing as such but not necessarily so
    apparent; seeming.
    • 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
  • adjective satellite represented or appearing as such; pretended
    ostensive.
    • His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity

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whatso

Whatsoever; whosoever; whatever; anything that. Obs.
Whatso he were, of high or low estate. Chaucer.
Whatso the heaven in his wide vault contains. Spenser.

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inarguable

  • adjective satellite against which no argument can be made
    unarguable.

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forjudging

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extramundane

Beyond the material world. "An extramundane being." Bp. Warburton.

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defeasible

  • adjective capable of being annulled or voided or terminated
    • a claim to an estate may be defeasible so long as the claimant is under 21 and unmarried

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confute

  • verb prove to be false
    disprove.
    • The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories

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justificatory

  • adjective satellite attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
    justificative; defensive.
  • adjective satellite providing justification
    justificative; vindicatory.

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abdicate

  • verb give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
    renounce.
    • The King abdicated when he married a divorcee

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enthrone

  • verb provide with power and authority
    invest; vest.
    • They vested the council with special rights
  • verb put a monarch on the throne
    throne.
    • The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago

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militate

  • verb have force or influence; bring about an effect or change
    • Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed

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cogent

  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; weighty.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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apprehend

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • verb take into custody
    nab; cop; pick up; nail; arrest; collar.
    • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

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nonarbitrary

  • adjective not subject to individual determination
    unarbitrary.

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usurp

  • verb seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    assume; arrogate; take over; seize.
    • He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town
    • he usurped my rights
    • She seized control of the throne after her husband died
  • verb take the place of
    • gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke

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discernable

  • adjective perceptible by the senses or intellect
    discernible.
    • things happen in the earth and sky with no discernible cause
    • the newspaper reports no discernible progress in the negotiations
    • the skyline is easily discernible even at a distance of several miles

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therefor

  • adverb (in formal usage, especially legal usage) for that or for it
    • ordering goods and enclosing payment therefor
    • a refund therefor

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unfathomable

  • adjective of depth; not capable of being sounded or measured
  • adjective satellite resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable
    abyssal; abysmal.
    • the abyssal depths of the ocean

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unshackled

  • adjective satellite not bound by shackles and chains
    untied; unchained; unfettered.

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unassisted

  • adjective satellite unsupported by other people
    single-handed; unbacked.
  • adjective lacking help

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forward

  • noun the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • noun a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

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whatsoever

  • adjective satellite one or some or every or all without specification
    any; whatever.
    • give me any peaches you don't want
    • not any milk is left
    • any child would know that
    • pick any card
    • any day now
    • cars can be rented at almost any airport
    • at twilight or any other time
    • beyond any doubt
    • need any help we can get
    • give me whatever peaches you don't want
    • no milk whatsoever is left

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unaccountable

  • adjective satellite not to be accounted for or explained
    unexplainable.
    • perceptible only as unaccountable influences that hinder progress
    • an unexplainable fear
  • adjective satellite free from control or responsibility

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demonstratively

  • adverb in a demonstrative manner
    • he greeted her demonstratively

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anamnestic

  • adjective of or relating to anamnesis; aiding the memory

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assent

  • noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    acquiescence.
    • he gave his assent eagerly
    • a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly
  • verb to agree or express agreement
    accede; acquiesce.
    • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

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enthrone

  • verb provide with power and authority
    invest; vest.
    • They vested the council with special rights
  • verb put a monarch on the throne
    throne.
    • The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago

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unbeknownst

  • adjective satellite (usually used with `to') occurring or existing without the knowledge of
    unbeknown.
    • a crisis unbeknown to me
    • she had been ill for months, unbeknownst to the family
  • adverb without someone's knowledge
    unbeknown.
    • unbeknownst to me, she made all the arrangements

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unstated

  • adjective satellite not made explicit
    unexpressed; unverbalised; unvoiced; unuttered; unverbalized; unspoken; unsaid.
    • the unexpressed terms of the agreement
    • things left unsaid
    • some kind of unspoken agreement
    • his action is clear but his reason remains unstated

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whereof

Of which; of whom; formerly, also, with which; -- used relatively.
I do not find the certain numbers whereof their armies did consist. Sir J. Davies.
Let it work like Borgias' wine, Whereof his sire, the pope, was poisoned. Marlowe.
Edward's seven sons, whereof thyself art one. Shak.

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weighty

  • adjective having relatively great weight; heavy
    • a weighty load
    • a weighty package
  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; cogent.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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falter

  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    faltering; hesitation; waver.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech
  • verb be unsure or weak
    waver.
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering

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inexplicable

  • adjective incapable of being explained or accounted for
    incomprehensible.
    • inexplicable errors
    • left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons

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deduce

  • verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    derive; deduct; infer.
  • verb conclude by reasoning; in logic
    infer.

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unexplained

  • adjective satellite not explained
    • accomplished by some unexplained process
  • adjective satellite having the reason or cause not made clear
    • an unexplained error

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cognize

  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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sovran

A variant of Sovereign. Poetic
On thy bald, awful head, O sovran Blanc. Coleridge.

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revisit

  • verb visit again
    • We revisited Rome after 25 years

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compelling

  • adjective satellite driving or forcing
    • compelling ambition
  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; obligate; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form

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convince

  • verb make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
    convert; win over.
    • He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product

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weighty

  • adjective having relatively great weight; heavy
    • a weighty load
    • a weighty package
  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; cogent.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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discern

  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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principled

  • adjective based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
    • principled pragmatism and unprincipled expediency
    • a principled person

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prescribe

  • verb issue commands or orders for
    order; dictate.

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unarguable

  • adjective satellite against which no argument can be made
    inarguable.

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illogically

  • adverb in an illogical manner
    • she acted illogically under the pressure

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houyhnhnm

One of the race of horses described by Swift in his imaginary travels of Lemuel Gulliver. The Houyhnhnms were endowed with reason and noble qualities; subject to them were Yahoos, a race of brutes having the form and all the worst vices of men.

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connected

  • adjective satellite being joined in close association
    affiliated; attached.
    • affiliated clubs
    • all art schools whether independent or attached to universities
  • verb connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    tie; link; connect; link up.
    • Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
    • Tie the ropes together
    • Link arms

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likely

  • adjective has a good chance of being the case or of coming about
    • these services are likely to be available to us all before long
    • she is likely to forget
    • a likely place for a restaurant
    • the broken limb is likely to fall
    • rain is likely
    • a likely topic for investigation
    • likely candidates for the job
  • adjective likely but not certain to be or become true or real
    probable.
    • a likely result
    • he foresaw a probable loss

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officiously

  • adverb in an officious manner
    • nothing so fatal as to strive too officiously for an abstract quality like beauty

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deify

  • verb consider as a god or godlike
    • These young men deify financial success
  • verb exalt to the position of a God
    • the people deified their King

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totter

  • verb move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table
  • verb walk unsteadily
    waddle; paddle; coggle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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postcolonial

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rationalize

  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    apologise; rationalise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success
  • verb weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    rationalise; cut; prune.
    • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

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undiscoverable

  • adjective satellite not able to be ascertained; resisting discovery
    unascertainable.

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entail

  • noun land received by fee tail
  • noun the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple

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juristic

  • adjective satellite of or relating to law or to legal rights and obligations
    jural.

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assignable

  • adjective satellite legally transferable to the ownership of another
    transferrable; conveyable; negotiable; transferable.
    • negotiable bonds

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persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • Carry all before one
    • His speech did not sway the voters
  • verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

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explainable

  • adjective satellite capable of being understood
    interpretable.
    • explainable phenomena

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unbeknown

  • adjective satellite (usually used with `to') occurring or existing without the knowledge of
    unbeknownst.
    • a crisis unbeknown to me
    • she had been ill for months, unbeknownst to the family
  • adverb without someone's knowledge
    unbeknownst.
    • unbeknownst to me, she made all the arrangements

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undisclosed

  • adjective satellite not made known
    unrevealed.

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reassert

  • verb strengthen or make more firm
    confirm.
    • The witnesses confirmed the victim's account

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unaided

  • adjective satellite carried out without aid or assistance
    • his first unaided walk through the park

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dictate

  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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passional

Of or pertaining to passion or the passions; exciting, influenced by, or ministering to, the passions. -- n. A passionary.

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disavow

  • verb refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with
    • Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children

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godforsaken

  • adjective satellite located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
    wild; waste.
    • a desert island
    • a godforsaken wilderness crossroads
    • a wild stretch of land
    • waste places

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instrumental

  • adjective relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments
    • instrumental compositions
    • an instrumental ensemble
  • adjective satellite serving or acting as a means or aid
    subservient; implemental.
    • instrumental in solving the crime

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unreclaimed

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discursively

  • adverb in a rambling manner
    ramblingly.

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just

  • adjective used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
    • a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln
    • a kind and just man
    • a just reward
    • his just inheritance
  • adjective fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
    equitable.
    • equitable treatment of all citizens
    • an equitable distribution of gifts among the children

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thusly

  • adverb in the way indicated; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)
    so; thus.
    • hold the brush so
    • set up the pieces thus

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suffice

  • verb be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    answer; do; serve.
    • A few words would answer
    • This car suits my purpose well
    • Will $100 do?
    • A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school
    • Nothing else will serve

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contentious

  • adjective satellite inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    disputatious; combative; litigious; disputative.
    • a style described as abrasive and contentious
    • a disputatious lawyer
    • a litigious and acrimonious spirit
  • adjective satellite involving or likely to cause controversy
    • a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson

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inscrutable

  • adjective satellite of an obscure nature
    cryptical; cryptic; deep; mystifying; mysterious.
    • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
    • a deep dark secret
    • the inscrutable workings of Providence
    • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
    • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands

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justify

  • verb show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    warrant.
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate.
    • vindicate a claim

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