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inane

silly; nonsensical

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sophistry

deceptive reasoning; faulty but plausible logic

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receptivity

open to ideas

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debunk

to expose as false

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acumen

keen perception; insight

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constituent

an element; voters

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magnanimity

noble generosity

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corollary

something that naturally follows

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consecration

declared sacred; inducted into religious rite

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seditious

resistance to lawful authority

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ingrate

ungrateful person

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peccadillo

minor weakness; trivial offense

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soporific

inducing sleep

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veneer

surface coating

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capricious

impulsive; unpredictable

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interminable

never-ending

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banal

lacking originality

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serendipity

finding things not sought out for

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platitude

dull; insipid

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disseminate

to disperse; to spread (ideas)

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austerity

stern in manners; lacking luxury

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profligacy

wildly extravagant

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extol

to praise highly

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propriety

being proper/polite

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reverent

showing respect/honor

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mirthful

gladness/gaiety accompanied by laughter

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racounter

excel at storytelling

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collude

to plot against

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vicariously

through imaginative participation

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venerate

to revere; to worship

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artifice

deception; trickery

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provincial

unsophisticated; narrow-minded

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specious

false

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venial

minor; unimportant

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fortitude

bravery

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innocuous

harmless; inoffensive

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peerless

without equal; incomparable

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diurnal

active in daytime

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verbose

talkative; rambling

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assiduous

thorough; diligent

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cogent

lucid; well-argued

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fractious

irritable; difficult to control

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inscrutable

mysterious; impenetrable

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pellucid

transparently clear

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spurious

false

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assuage

to calm

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cogitate

to think over something; to ponder

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insentient

unfeeling

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purloin

to steal

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vertigo

dizziness

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dogmatic

stubbornly held opinions

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mire

swamp; muddy ground

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pusillanimous

cowardly

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staid

sober; serious; dull

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vestigial

not developed

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collate

to arrange in order

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dolt

stupid person

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turgid

bombastic/pompous; swollen

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strident

harsh/insistent sound

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morose

gloomy

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inordinate

disorderly; unregulated

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itinerant

travelling from place to place

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opulent

wealthy

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abstention

practice of refraining from doing something

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malfeasance`

wrongdoing, especially by a public official

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extemporize

to improvise

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incantatory

use of verbal charms in magic; or a formula of words designed to produce certain effect

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unstinting

not restricting

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litigious

disputatious; prone to engage in lawsuits