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  • Eluded

    evaded or escaped

    Resignedly

    accept as inevitable; to submit passively

    Circumspect

    careful; mindful or rules and consequences

    Vigil

    a watch

    Malevolent

    wishing harm towards; hostile

    Premonition

    hinting or predicting beforehand

    Tenacious

    stubbornly persistent

    Obstinate

    stubborn

    Caricature

    a picture, cartoony description, etc. that ridiculously exaggerates the peculiarities or defects of a person or object

    Magnanimous

    generous in spirit

    Indignant

    angry over some injustice

    Proactive

    seeking to solve a problem before it occurs

    Incredulous

    full of disbelief

    Bewildered

    confused or befuddled

    Philanthropy

    charitable donation to public causes

    Nonchalant

    carefree

    Voluminous

    of great size; very bulky

    Monolithic

    exactly the same throughout; lacking any diversity

    Aloof

    distant, especially in one's relations with other people

    Elucidate

    to make clean by explaining

    Sullen

    brooding; sulky

    Adept

    skilled; expert at

    Dispel

    to scatter about; break up

    Affable

    easy to converse with; friendly

    Dissonance

    unpleasant or unharmonious sound

    Antebellum

    occurring before a war

    Benign

    gentle; kindly

    Travesty

    a bad imitation of; a perversion of

    Replete

    filled up with

    Homonym

    a word spelled exactly like another word but having a different meaning

    Provocative

    causing disturbance or excitement

    Effigy

    a figure constructed in mockery

    Vaguely

    not clearly expressed

    Ruefully

    to feel regret, remorse, or sorrow

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