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florid

showy/elaborate

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opacity

lack of transparency

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brevity

concise

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negligent

failing to take proper care in doing something

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dearth

paucity/scarcity

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erratic

irregular/unpredictable

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devoid

lacking form/nothingness

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infelicity

inappropriate remark

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boorishness

bad manners/sloppy appearance

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pragmatism

practicality

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fastidious

concerned with accuracy/detail

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petulant

bad-tempered/testy

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mercenary

concerned with making money at the cost of ethics

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vindictive

desire for revenge

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cursory

hasty

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consecrate

declared sacred

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meticulous

fastidious/concerned with accuracy and detail

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prosaic

prose-like, lacking poetic beauty

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ineffable

too great to be described in words

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consummate

having a high degree of skill/flair

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vacillate

wavering

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discern

perceive/recognize

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holistic

connection of parts/something

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equitable

fair and impartial

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equable

even-tempered/calm

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formidable

inspiring fear through greatness/size/etc

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propensity

inclination to behave in a particular way

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opportunism

taking opportunities when they arise

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console

to comfort

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condone

to allow