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  1. con·temp·tu·ous
    adjective /kənˈtem(p)CHo͞oəs/ Showing contempt; scornful- she was intolerant and contemptuous of the majority of the human race
  2. regurgitating is a form of:re·gur·gi·tate
    verb /riˈgərjəˌtāt/ regurgitated, past participle; regurgitated, past tense; regurgitates, 3rd person singular present; regurgitating, present participleBring (swallowed food) up again to the mouth- gulls regurgitate food for the chicksRepeat (information) without analyzing or comprehending it- facts that can then be regurgitated at examinations
  3. eulogized is a form of:eu·lo·gize
    verb /ˈyo͞oləˌjīz/ eulogised, past participle; eulogised, past tense; eulogises, 3rd person singular present; eulogising, present participle; eulogized, past participle; eulogized, past tense; eulogizes, 3rd person singular present; eulogizing, present participlePraise highly in speech or writing- contemporaries eulogized him as a great U.S. Senator- a plaque that eulogizes the workers
  4. im·mi·nent
    adjective /ˈimənənt/ About to happen- they were in imminent danger of being swept awayOverhanging
  5. besieged is a form of:be·siege
    verb /biˈsēj/ besieged, past participle; besieged, past tense; besieges, 3rd person singular present; besieging, present participleSurround (a place) with armed forces in order to capture it or force its surrender; lay siege to- the guerrillas continued to besiege other major cities to the north- the besieged cityCrowd around oppressively; surround and harass- she spent the whole day besieged by newsmenBe inundated by large numbers of requests or complaints- the television station was besieged with calls
  6. mud·dle
    verb /ˈmədl/ muddled, past participle; muddled, past tense; muddles, 3rd person singular present; muddling, present participleBring into a disordered or confusing state- they were muddling up the cards
  7. mud·dle
    mud·dleverb /ˈmədl/ muddled, past participle; muddled, past tense; muddles, 3rd person singular present; muddling, present participleBring into a disordered or confusing state- they were muddling up the cardsConfuse (a person or their thoughts)- I do not wish to muddle him by making him read more booksBusy oneself in a confused and ineffective way- he was muddling about in the kitchenMix (a drink) or stir (an ingredient) into a drinknoun /ˈmədl/ muddles, pluralAn untidy and disorganized state or collection- a muddle of French, English, Ojibwa, and a dash of Gaelic- the finances were in a muddle- an admirable chairman, she cut through the confusion and muddleA mistake arising from or resulting in confusion- a bureaucratic muddle

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