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Phlegmatic

sluggish, lethargic and thus not easily aroused into action; unemotional; not easily excited; calm and composed...placid/serene

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Seminal

highly influential in an original way; groundbreaking; major/important

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Ruminate

to think deeply about a subject/something; to reflect; to contemplate; to consider carefully;

4

Harbinger

a precursor or forerunner(a person or thing that precedes the coming or development of someone or something else.) ; an indicator that someone or something is approaching; a sign

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Truncate

to cut short; to abbreviate

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Indefatigable

tireless; filled with an inexhaustible supply of energy; relentless; unwearied(cannot tire)

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Circumvent

to cleverly go around or bypass a rule, to evade and thus avoid; to avoid, bypass, or dodge. To get past or around.

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Acquisce

to accept passively; to give your assent to a plan or action without protest; to agree or consent; accept something reluctantly but without protest.

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Urbane

characterized by elegant manners, DISCRIMINATING taste, and a broad education; SUAVE or DEBONAIR(charming, confident, and elegant/stylish); very sophisticated/civilized

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Salutary

beneficial and thus tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial, good, useful, helpful; health giving

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Volatile

subject to sudden and violent changes in temperament; unstable;erratic; mercurial; capricious(given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.)

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Dilatory

inclined to waste time and be habitually late; PRONE to tardiness; slow; lazy; tending to delay or procrastinate

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Artifice

a deceptive maneuver; a crafty RUSE; a clever stratagem; trickery, deceit, CHICANERY; clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others.

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Forbearance

to show great patience or tolerance; patient self-control; restraint and tolerance;

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Enervate

to feel mentally and physically weakened; to lack strength and energy; to exhaust, tire, or weaken. to debilitate(hinder)

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Squalid

run down and foul; very dirty and wretched; an extremely dirty and unpleasant place or person

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Juxtaposition

two or more contrasting people or things placed next to each other; a side by side comparison; to place side by side for comparison or contrast

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Unequivocal

having only one meaning and interpretation; clear; unambiguous.

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Scourge

something that causes misery, affliction, or destruction; a BANE( a person or thing that ruins or spoils); an AFFLICTION(something that causes pain or suffering); causing trouble, misery, hardship

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Impunity

freedom from punishment, harm, loss, or pain
EX:"she mistakenly believed that she could insult people with impunity"

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Indomitable

cannot be tamed or subdued; unconquerable; unbeatable/invincible; resolute and determined;

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Ruse

an action intended to deceive someone; a trick; a STRATAGEM(a plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end.); a plan or scheme or ploy

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Semblance

an outward appearance that is deliberately misleading; a show of something; 2nd meaning is similarity or resemblance

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Invective

insulting, abusive, or highly critical language; verbally abusive language; VITUPERATION(bitter and abusive language)

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Excise

to remove

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Assail

to attack, assault, or criticize