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Salutary

Beneficial

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Ersatz

Fake

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Indignant

Showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair

3

Munificent

Generous

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Malign

Evil in nature OR to speak about someone in a spitefully critical way (slander)

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Mendacious

Not telling the truth, lying

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Nugatory

Of no value of importance, useless

7

Clandestine

Kept secret or done secretly, covert

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Iteration

A new version of software or computer

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Obsolete

Out of date, no longer used

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Solipsistic

The view that the self is all that can be known to exist

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Quixotic

Exceedingly idealistic, unrealistic, impractical

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Sophomoric

Pretentious or juvenile

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Ran the gamut

To encompass the full range or variety possible

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Ape

To imitate the behavior of

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Cogent

Clear, logical, convincing

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Cabal

A secret political clique

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Literati

Well educated people interested in literature

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Hoi-polloi

The masses, the common people

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Incendiary

1. Very exciting
2. A person who starts conflict
3. A person who starts fires

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Dulcet

Sweet and soothing

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Facile

1. Simplistic
2. Easy, effortless

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Stolid

Calm, dependable, showing little emotion or animation

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Outstrip

To move faster than and overtake someone else

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Poultices

A moist mass applied to the body to relieve soreness and inflammation

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Foibles

A minor weakness in someone's character

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Mores

The essential characteristic customs and conventions of a community

Ex. Social mores

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Peccadilloes

A small, relatively unimportant offense or sin

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Plaudit

Praise

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Paean

A thing that expresses enthusiastic praise

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Indefensible

Unjustified

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Untenable

Incapable of being defended or justified

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Unimpeachable

Can't be criticized or called into question

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Petulant

Whining irritably

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Fastidious

Overly concerned with details

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Genteel

Of or relating to people who have high social status. Or pretending or trying to have these qualities

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Pugnacity

Aggressiveness: a natural disposition to be hostile

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Imperiled

Put at risk of being harmed or destroyed

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Haughtiness

The appearance or quality of being arrogantly superior and disdainful

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Truculence

Defiant aggressiveness

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Valor

Great courage

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Zealot

A person fanatical in pursuit of their ideals. Fanatic, extremist

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Austerity

Sternness or severity of manner or attitude.

Extreme plainness and simplicity in style or appearance - lack of worldly pleasures. (Asceticism)

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Censure

To express severe disapproval of someone or something

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Heretic

Belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious

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Ascetic

A person who practices severe self discipline and abstention

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Libertine

A person who behaves without moral principles, especially in sexual matters

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Beleaguered

Surrounded with military forces

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Spuriously

In a way that is not genuine, authentic or true

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Spasmodically

Irregular

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Insatiable

An appetite that cannot be satiated

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Derelict

Neglectful of ones duties

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Inveterate

Habitual

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Untiring

Never losing energy or tiring - positive context

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Jingoism

Excessive patriotism

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Restiveness

Sense of restlessness/difficulty to control. Likely to rebel and have a revolution

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Cupidity

Greed

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Insularity

To be cut off in terms of contact - not cut off in terms of pleasures

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Beatification

Blessedness

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Conciliate

To make peace with

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Remediate

To improve

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Lauds

To praise

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Execrate

To express great loathing for

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Stymies

To prevent

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Plucky

Corageous

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Intractable

Difficult to deal with

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Subvert

To overthrow

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Despondent

In low spirits from loss of hope or courage

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Gamut

Full range

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Dithering

To delay in making a decision

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Obstinacy

Stubbornness

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Volatile

Liable to change rapidly and unpredictably for the worst

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Astute

Having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn to ones advantage

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Inscrutable

Impossible to understand

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Conjecture

A conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information