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fortuitous

(adj.) accidental, happening by chance

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covert

(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place

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bedlam

(n.)  a state or scene of uproar and confusion

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debonair

(adj.)  pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished (in manners and appearance)

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annotation

(n.)  a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work

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gist

(n.)  the essential part, main point, or essence

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efficacious

(adj.) effective, producing results

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accrue

(v.)  to grow or accumulate in the course of time; to happen as a natural result

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dun

(v.)  to demand insistently, especially payment of a debt; (n.)  a creditor; (adj.)  dark, dull, drab, dingy, blackish

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equanimity

(n.)  calmness, composure, refusal to panic

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antediluvian

(adj.)  relating to or typical of ancient times; antiquated

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provocative

(adj.)  tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying; (n.) something that provokes or stimulates

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sedentary

(adj.)  characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place

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imperious

(adj.)  overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling

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gratuitous

(adj.)  freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted

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procrastinate

(v.)  to delay, put off until later

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recondite

(adj.)  exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding, profound, abstruse

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munificent

(adj.)  extremely generous, lavish

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inimical

(adj.)  unfriendly, hostile; harmful, unfavorable

20.

motley

(adj.)  Showing great diversity or variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.)  a multicolored woolen fabric; a jesterís costume;  a jester; a mixture of odd elements

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invective

(n.)   a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.)  abusive, vituperative

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reprobate

(n.)  a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapproved of, condemn