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Acrimonious

Angry and bitter (speech)

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Acute

Perceptive understanding or insight

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Atrophy

Waste away
(Degeneration of cells)

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Concede

Admit that something is true or valid; GIVE IN

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Convoluted

Complex and difficult to follow

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Corpulent

Fat

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Courteous

Polite

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Cursory

Hasty causing speech to be not detailed

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Expedite

Make something occur sooner or faster

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Incognito

Hidden identity

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Languid

Slow and relaxed

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Munificent

Larger or more generous than usual or is necessary

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Paucity

Presence is small or in insufficient amounts

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Satiate

Satisfied

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Trite

Overused; Lacking originality (opinion, remark, or idea)

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Abate

Become less intense

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Appease

Satisfy

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Cognizant

Having knowledge or be aware of

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Cordial

Warm and friendly

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Cosmopolitan

Familiar with many cultures

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Discrepancy

A lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts

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Equilibrium

Balance

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Frugal

Economical

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Burgeon

Flourish

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Indignant

Resentful; Anger at unfair treatment

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Miserly

Mean; Cheap

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Mitigate

Make less severe, serious, or painful

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Pacify

Quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of

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Placate

Make someone less angry or hostile

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Pugnacious

Combative

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Abridge

Shorten without losing the sense

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Admonish

Warm or reprimand someone firmly; Scold

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Amity

A friendly relationship

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Anarchy

Disorder due to an absence of authority; Lawlessness

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Astute

An ability to assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage; Clever

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Baffle

Bewilder; Confuse

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Capricious

Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior; Variable

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Diatribe

A forceful and bitter verbal attack; Denunciation; Criticism

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Dystopian

An imagined place or state in which everything is bad

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Emphemeral

Lasting for a short time; Short-lived

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Extol

Praise enthusiastically; Acclaim

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Laud

Praise highly

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Malign

Evil in nature or effect; Bad; Malevolent

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Obscure

Not discovered or unknown about; Unclear; Uncertain

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Tout

Attempt to sell something

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Alleviate

Make problem less severe (relieve)

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Ambivalent

Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone

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Animosity

Strong hostility

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Benefactor

A person who gives money or other help to a person or cause

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Castigate

To scold severely

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Celestial

Heavenly; Relating to sky or outer space

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Debase

Reduce in quality or value

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Denounce

Publicly declare to be wrong or evil

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Disparage

Regard or represent as being of little worth

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Eulogize

Praise highly in speech or writing

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Fickle

Changing frequently

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Philanthropy

The desire to promote the welfare of others (especially the donation of money)

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Upbraid

Find fault with (someone); Scold

You upbraid someone

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Versatile

Able to adapt

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Vilify

Speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner; Criticize; Denounce

To speak ill of