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amiss (adj.) faulty, imperfect, not as it should be;(adv.) in a mistaken or improper way, wrongly Synonyms: awry
brawl (n.) a noisy quarrel or fight; (v.) to quarrel or fight noisily Synonyms: scuffle, donnybrook, spar, scrap
detest (v.) to hate, dislike very much, loathe Synonyms: despise, abhor
domestic (adj.) native to a country, not foreign; relating to the life or affairs of a household; (n.) a household servant Synonyms: household, native, servant
flagrant (adj.) extremely bad, glaring; scandalous, notorious Synonyms: blatant, gross, outrageous
flaw (n.) a slight fault, defect, crack Synonyms: imperfection, blemish
fledgling (n.) an inexperienced person, beginner, a young bird about to leave the nest; (adj.) inexperienced, budding Synonyms: novice, tyro, neophyte
fluster (v.) to make or become confused, agitated, or nervous; (n.) a state of confusion or agitation Synonyms: agitate, rattle, disconcert
foremost (adj.) chief, most important, primary; (adv.) in the first place Synonyms: leading, principal, paramount
momentum (n.) the force or speed with which something moves Synonyms: drive, thrust, impetus
notable (adj.) striking, remarkable; (n.) a person who is well known, distinguished, or outstanding in some way Synonyms: noteworthy, impressive
nurture (v.) to bring up, care for, train, nourish;(n.) rearing, training, upbringing Synonyms: raise, rear, foster
paradox (n.) a self-contradictory statement that on closer examination proves true; a person or thing with seemingly contradictory qualities Synonyms: riddle, enigma, anomaly, absurdity
perjury (n.) the act of swearing to a lie Synonyms: false, witness
persume (v.) to take for granted, assume or suppose; to dare; take upon oneself, take liberties Synonyms: surmise, trespass, infringe
prior (adj.) earlier, former Synonyms: previous, anterior
proficient (adj.) skilled, expert, or capable in any field or activity Synonyms: competent, adept, able
salvo (n.) a burst of gunfire or cannon shot, often as a tribute or salute; a sudden burst of anything; a spirited verbal attack Synonyms: barrage, volley
vigilant (adj.) wide-awake, alert, watchful Synonyms: attentive, on one's toes
wrath (n.) intense anger Synonyms: rage, fury, ire, choler, indignation
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