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blasphemy - noun - an action showing hatred for something sacred

pilfer - verb - to steal (typically things of little value)

ingenious - adj. - showing extreme cleverness and originality

qualm - noun - an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear

delirium - noun - a state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

malicious - adj. - wishing harm on others

cantankerous - adj. - bad-tempered, argumentative, or uncooperative

palatial - adj. - resembling a palace in spaciousness and splendor

forage - verb - to search for food and provisions

pious - adj. - showing reverence for a deity

confer - verb - to talk something over with another person

inconspicuous - adj. - not prominent or easy to notice

retort - noun - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

solicit - verb - to ask for or try to obtain (something desired) from someone

deference - noun - humble submission and respect; a tendency to yield to the will of others

dilapidated - adj. - in decaying or ruined condition due to age, wear, or neglect

gaunt - adj. - very thin and haggard, especially from disease, hunger or cold

caprice - noun - an inclination to change one's mind or behavior impulsively

adversity - noun - a difficulty or misfortune

sporadic - adj. - happening in irregular or unpredictable instances

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