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Bohemian

a person who is known for unconventional behavior; a nonconformist; to be irregular

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Proscribe

to forbid or prohibit an activity or ban;OR to denounce; to exile/condemn/criticize.

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Facetious

cleverly amusing in tone/amusing/humorous; not meant to be taken seriously; joking; sarcastic; JOCOSE; FLIPPANT(not serious or respectful)

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Punctilious

strictly attentive to minute details of conduct; very precise and METICULOUS; very exact; precise; PAINSTAKING/SCRUPULOUS(thorough/diligent/attentive to details)

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Auspicious

favorable and promising; accompanied by good omens and therefore PROPITIOUS(favorable);favorable; FELICITOUS(favorable/good/pleasing/promising); advantageous

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Evocative

bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind; to produce or call forth; REMINISCENT(tending to remind one of something.); REDOLENT(reminiscent of suggestive of something); poignant/graphic/powerful

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Enigma

a riddle shrouded in mystery and thus something that is puzzling and INSCRUTABLE; a puzzling situation; a dilemma; ORACULAR; ELLIPTICAL(refers to speech/writing that is hard to grasp)

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Superficial

shallow; lacking intellectual or emotional depth

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Precocious

characterized by the exceptionally early development or maturity of a talent; prematurely developed; intelligent; gifted; talented

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Stigmatize

to brand or mark as inferior; a mark of disgrace(stigma);DISPARAGE(regard or represent as being of little worth.); DENIGRATE; DEPRECATE(to disapprove of/frown on); to ABHOR/DEPLORE/DETEST/LOATHE(intense dislike and disgust)EXECRATE

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Infinitesimal

very/incalculably small; MINUSCULE; minute; exceedingly small

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Vitriolic

characterized by a harsh and nasty tone; SCATHING; biting, sharp, bitter; MORDANT; TRENCHANT; ACRIMONIOUS; ACERBIC; bitterly hostile; bitter criticism; ;CAUSTIC

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Profliferate

to grow rapidly; to multiply quickly; to BURGEON(thrive/prosper/flourish/grow); to expand, to increase(in number)

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Resplendent

characterized by great beauty, splendor, and dazzling jewel-like colors; shining brightly, dazzling; magnificent; gorgeous; impressive; sumptuous; splendid

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Exhort

to spur on; to encourage; to warn; to advise; to urge or influence

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Ameliorate

to improve; to make better; enhance; make something more satisfactory

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Compunction

a feeling of deep regret caused by a sense of guilt; great remorse and CONTRITION(shame or guilt); uneasiness/remorse; regret/guilt/doubt/ shame

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Mendacity( Mendacious)

the trait of being deliberately untruthful; DUPLICITOUS(deceitful); lying or false;PERFIDIOUS; lying/untruthful/dishonest/deceitful

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Fortuitous

an accidental but lucky chance; filled with good fortune; lucky, by chance; happening by lucky chance; fortunate;SERENDIPITOUS(occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way); ADVENTITIOUS; PROVIDENTIAL; accidental;unplanned; unintended

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Debacle

a complete disaster/failure; a FIASCO;catastrophe/mess/ruin/disaster

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Omen

an event regarded as a portent of good or evil;a sign/ signal; a harbinger(a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.

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Resonate

evoke a shared feeling; to evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief:

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Inane

Absurd, silly; VACUOUS(having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless)FATUOUS; dumb; idiotic

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Befuddled

confused; perplexed

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PROPITOUS

favorable;opportune; PROVIDENTIAL; advantageous; fortunate

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Inauspicious

not (un)favorable; ominous; discouraging; bleak; infelicitous; unpromising; unpropitious

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Inscrutable

mysterious;difficult to understand

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Indiscriminate

not selective; done at random or without careful judgment; HAPHAZARD( random/unplanned/unsystematic);non-selective/random

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Acclaim

praise

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Burgeon

to flourish; to grow rapidly

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Contrition

sorrowful; PENITENCE(sorrow/regret/remorse(guilt/shame)); REPENTANCE(sincere regret or remorse) ; COMPUNCTION

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Impoverished

very poor

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Perfunctory

2 meanings; quick/hurried/rapid or performing in a routine manner; to be/do indifferent and apathetic(lack interest/care/enthusiasm.

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Assidious

Diligent; dedicated; committed; SEDULOUS; hardworking/industrious; TENACIOUS(tireless/untiring; careful/thorough/PAINSTAKING/PUNCTILIOUS/METICULOUS

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Perturb

DISCOMFIT(embarrass or unsettle); to worry/upset/or unsettle/agitate/unsettle; DISCONCERT(unsettle/unnerve)