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abstruse

adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand

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abstract

adj. only existing in the mind, not concrete

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accessible

adj. easy to approach; obtainable

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benevolent

adj. generous; charitable

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brevity

n. conciseness

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candor

n. openness, the quality of being honest

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capricious

adj. unpredictable

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comprehensive

adj. thorough, complete

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dubious

adj. questionable; filled with doubt

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dogmatic

adj. stating a unsupported principle as a fact

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esoteric

adj. known only to the chosen few

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implausible

adj. unlikely; unbelievable

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impede

v. hinder; block; delay

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hypocritical

adj. claiming feelings or moral goodness(virtues) one does not have, deceiving

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ironic

adj. resulting in an unexpected and contrary outcome

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mundane

adj. everyday, boring, dull

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morose

adj. ill-humored; sullen; melancholy

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pacificist

n. one opposed to force; antimilitarist

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restraint

n.self-control,restriction

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resolve

n. determination; firmness of purpose

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skeptic

n. doubter; person who suspends judgment until the evidence supporting a point of view has been examined

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servile

adj. slavish; cringing

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tentative

adj. hesitant; done without confidence

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sustain

v. experience; support; nourish

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susceptible

adj. easily influenced; having little resistance, as to a disease

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volatile

adj. changeable; explosive; evaporating rapidly

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virtuoso

n. highly skilled artist

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ominous

adj. threatening, suggests that something bad is going to happen

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austere

adj. forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented

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augment

v. increase; add to

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acclaim

v. applaud; announce with great approval,praise

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acknowledge

v. recognize; admit

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censorious

adj. critical

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censure

v. blame; criticize

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criterion

n. standard used in judging

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devise

v. think up; invent; plan

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devious

adj. roundabout; erratic; not straightforward

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endorse

v. approve; support

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ephemeral

adj. lasting for a short time

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exuberance

n. overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness

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gregarious

adj. sociable

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homogenous

adj. of the same kind

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proximity

n. nearness

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scanty

adj. small, insufficient in quantity or amount

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squander

v. waste

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aversion

n. firm dislike

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autonomous

adj. self-governing

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analogous

adj. comparable

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anarchist

n. person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority

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anecdote

n. short account of an amusing or interesting event

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contend

v. struggle; compete; assert earnestly

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detrimental

adj. harmful; damaging

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erudite

adj. learned; scholarly

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frugality

n. thrift; economy

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derivative

adj. unoriginal; derived from another souce

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aspire

v. seek to attain; long for

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ascetic

adj. practicing self-denial; austere

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innate

adj. inborn

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frivolous

adj. lacking in seriousness; self-indulgently carefree; relatively unimportant