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Circumscribe

to limit; restrict; or confine

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Provisional

temporary; not permanent; short term; INTERIM;

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Pastoral

an idealized portrayal of country life; RUSTIC; BUCOLIC; rural; country life;

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Convivial

characterized by being full of life and good company; JOVIAL and festive; cheerful, friendly, jovial(cheerful and friendly), lively; AFFABLE; AMIABLE; AMICABLE: GREGARIOUS; CORDIAL; CONGENIAL

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Burgeon

to grow quickly and multiply rapidly; to FLOURISH; thrive; prosper; improve

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Confound

to perplex and confuse; to leave baffled, BEWILDERED(perplexed/puzzled), and NONPLUSSED(surprised/amazed and confused); BEMUSE(puzzle, confuse, or bewilder (someone); DISCONCERT; DISCOMFIT; to amaze, astonish; puzzle, confuse, perplex

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Bemoan

to moan and groan; to express great regret; to LAMENT; (to express discontent or sorrow over); to grieve; to cry/sob over

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Quiescent

marked by inactivity and quiet; a state of tranquility; to be INACTIVE(idle, lazy, lifeless, slothful); INDOLENT(wanting to avoid activity or exertion/motionless); LANGUID; TORPID; LETHARGIC; SOMNOLENT; PHLEGMATIC; to be dormant and inactive

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Reaffirm

to make a renewed commitment to something; to confirm; to assert again strongly;

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Acrimonious

marked by feelings of ill will and hostility; great resentment; RANCOROUS(bitter and resentful) in tone; angry, bitter, scathing, sharp; ACERBIC; VIRULENT; VITRIOLIC; CAUSTIC; typically refers to speech or debate

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Rancid

having a rotten taste or smell; sour; foul; FETID(smelling extremely unpleasant); MALODOROUS; GAMY; foul smelling

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Largesse

generous giving; a LIBERAL/generous bestowing of gifts; MUNIFICENCE(the quality or action of being lavishly generous); ALTRUISM: MAGNANIMITY; to give aid, gifts, presents; BOUNTY(generosity); LIBERALITY(the quality of giving or spending freely); generous bestowal of gifts

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Epiphany

an unexpected moment of sudden inspiration; a moment of sudden revelation or insight; a moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way

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Vindicate

to justify or prove somethings's worth; justify, substantiate, prove, verify, confirm,; to assert, maintain, or defend.

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Ambiguous

open to more than one interpretation; unclear; vague, EQUIVOCAL(indefinite, vague, hazy, NEBULOUS); arguable, debatable

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Enthrall

fascinating and spellbinding; captivating; captivate, charm, fascinate; BEGUILE; ENRAPTURE

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Vivacious

full of life and spirit; animated; EBULLIENT(cheerful and full of energy.); BUOYANT(cheerful and optimistic); energetic, jolly, upbeat.

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Impulsive

acting with a lack of forethought or deliberation; rash; acting without forethought; IMPETUOUS(acting or done quickly and without thought or care); reckless, careless, EXTEMPORANEOUS(spoken or done without preparation.); IMPRUDENT(not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash.) UNWISE

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Audacious

fearlessly and often recklessly bold and daring; having a willingness to take risks; bold, daring, fearless, INTREPID(fearless, undaunted), VENTURESOME

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Bellwether

a person, group, or statistic that serves as a leading indicator of future events; HARBINGER; PREDICTOR; HERALD; INDICATOR

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Gratuitious

uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted; unjustified; INDISCRIMINATE; needless

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Openhanded

giving freely; generous; magnanimous, charitable, BENEVOLENT; BENEFICENT; BOUNTIFUL; MUNIFICENT; LIBERAL; UNSTINTING( giving or being given freely or generously)/; unsparing,unselfish, big hearted, generous