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Innocuous

describes behavior or actions that are harmless and inoffensive; harmless; having no adverse effects

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Insidious

proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects; SURREPTITIOUS; stealthy/secret; working or spreading in a hidden/not easily noticed and harmful way

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Aplomb

poise(self confidence) under pressure; coolness under strain; equanimity(mental calmness/composure)

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Eclectic

composed of elements drawn from various sources and styles/wide-ranging/extensive; diverse; heterogeneous(diverse/varied); MULTIFARIOUS( many and of various types/very diverse); multifaceted

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Bombastic

marked by pretentious( people who try to act like they are more important or knowledgeable than they really are.) writing or speech that is stilted or unnatural; using impressive but meaningless language; OSTENTATIOUS(only serving to attract notice/attention)

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Credulous

disposed to believe reports and stories based upon little evidence; disposed to be overly gullible; unquestioning/naive

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Nuance

a very small difference/variation in color, meaning, or feeling/tone; a subtle hint of feeling; a very small difference in color, tone, meaning; subtle distinction/difference;; a lot of tiny distinctions that make him different from everyone else.

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Dichotomy(di-chot-omy)

a division into two parts; contrast/difference

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Vituperative(viy- tuper-ative)

marked by harshly abusive criticism; scathing;(very negative connotation); to scold; to critisize

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Innuendo

an indirect and usually negative reference; an insinuation(an unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad/the act of saying something bad or insulting in an indirect way);an indirect or devious hint or suggestion(TO HINT OR SUGGEST)

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Effusive

gushing with unrestrained enthusiasm; lacking reserve; extremely verbose

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Venal

marked by corrupt dealings; open to bribery; corruptible; UNSCRUPULOUS(having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair/dishonest, unethical, immoral).

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Chicanery

deception by artful trickery; subterfuge(deceit used in order to achieve one's goal); actions that are dishonest and tricky; trickery/deception; DUPLICITY

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Anachronism

an error in chronology that occurs when a person, event, or object, is chronologically out of place; something out of place or time

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Idiosyncrasy

a behavior that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual; an eccentricity(an oddity or peculiarity, as of conduct); an unusual way in which a particular person behaves or thinks; a peculiar personality trait

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Obstreperous

characterized by loud, unruly behavior and noisy, stubborn defiance; uncontrollable, rowdy, disruptive; noisy and difficult to control; BOISTEROUS; REFRACTORY

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Copious

large in quantity; plentiful; abundant; VOLUMINOUS

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Watershed

a historic turning point that marks a momentous change of course

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Ubiquitous

characterized by being everywhere at the same time; PERVASIVE; present everywhere/prevelant/

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Licentious

characterized by a lack of moral discipline, especially in sexual conduct; DISSOLUTE; immoral/lawless; sexually unrestrained

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Vanguard

a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas; or forefront/front line/ those who lead the way

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Incredulous

disbelieving; skeptical; in a state of disbelief

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Voluminous

CAPACIOUS; occupying or containing much space; abundant; plentiful

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Pervasive

prevalent; widespread; omnipresent; ubiquitous

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Dissolute

used to describe someone (such as a person who often gets drunk) whose way of living is considered morally wrong

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Nebulous

vague; uncertain; unclear; hazy