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antipathy

a feeling of dislike; aversion

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ambivalent

mixed feelings

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anomaly / atypical

a deviation from the norm

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sarcastic / sardonic / snide

derisive mocking comments

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dearth / paucity

a scarcity or shortage

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prattle

to babble incessantly

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wry / droll

dry humor

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unconventional / unorthodox

not ordinary or typical

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painstaking / meticulous / exacting

highly detailed

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fastidious

fussy; very concerned about accuracy or detail

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audacious

very bold; daring

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indifferent / apathetic

lack of interest or concern

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diffident

shy; lacking self-confidence

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pragmatic

practical

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evocative

bringing strong memories or feelings to mind

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presumptuous

overbearing; impertinently bold

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recalcitrant / obdurate

very stubborn; obstinant

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boon

a blessing or benifit

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bane

a source of harm

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clandestine / surreptitious

secretive; not aboveboard; covert

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affable / amiable / genial / gregarious

agreeable; friendly

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austere

bare; not ornate; spartan

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austerity

extreme plainness or simplicity

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altruistic

unselfish concern for others

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ambiguous

unclear; not definitive

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upbraid / reproach / castigate

to scold; rebuke

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nostalgia

sentimental longing for the past

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conjecture / supposition

an inference

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obsolete / archaic / antiquated

no longer in use

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auspicious / propitious

promising good things; favorable

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morose / despondent

very depressed

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dissemble

disguise or conceal

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impasse

failure to reach an agreement

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anachronism

not in the proper time period

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belie

to give a false impression

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mitigate / mollify / assuage / alleviate

to ease; relieve; lessen

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covet

to strongly desire; to crave

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antithesis / antithetical / antipodal

direct opposite

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prototype

an original model

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aloof

detached; reserved

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trite / hackneyed / pedestrian / platitudinous / banal / insipid

commonplace

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antecedent / forerunner / precursor

a preceding event

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plausible

believable

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implausible

not believable

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prudent

careful; cautious

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aesthetic

an appreciation of what is beautiful or attractive

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paradox

a seeming contradiction that expresses a truth

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enigmatic / inscrutable

mysterious; baffling

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acquiesce

to comply

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naive / gullible / credulous

unsophisticated

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autonomous

independent

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futile

doomed to failure

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indigenous / endemic

native to an area