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  1. abhor
    hate
  2. bigot
    narrow-minded, prejudiced person
  3. hamper
    hinder, obstruct
  4. placid
    calm, peaceful
  5. remuneration
    payment for work done
  6. abrasive
    rough, course, harsh
  7. engender
    cause
  8. knotty
    complex, difficult to solve
  9. nuance
    something subtle, a fine shade of meaning
  10. renown
    fame
  11. tangent
    going off the main subject
  12. arbitrary
     [more arbitrary; most arbitrary] : not planned or chosen for a particular reason • An arbitrary number has been assigned to each district. : not based on reason or evidence • I don’t know why I chose that one; it was a completely arbitrary decision.

    2 : done without concern for what is fair or right • Although arbitrary arrests are illegal, they continue to occur in many parts of the country.
  13. gritty   GRIT-ee   adjective
  14. 1 : containing or resembling grit
    • 2 : courageously persistent : plucky
    • 3 : having strong qualities of tough uncompromising realism
  15. laissez-faire   \less-ay-FAIR\   noun
  16. 1 : a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights
    2 : a philosophy or practice characterized by a usually deliberate abstention from direction or interference especially with individual freedom of choice and action

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