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Acumen (n.)

Keen; accurate judgement or insight

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Adulterate (v.)

To reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredient

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Amalgamate (v.)

To combine several elements into a whole

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Archaic (adj.)

Outdated; associated with primitive time

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Aver (v.)

To state as fact

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Bolster (v.)

To provide support or reinforcement

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Bombastic (adj.)

Pompous; grandiloquent

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Diatribe (v.)

A harsh denunciation

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Dissemble (v.)

To disguise or conceal; to mislead

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Eccentric (adj.)

Departing from norms or conventions

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Endemic (adj.)

Characteristic of particular locality

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Evanescent (adj.)

Tending to disappear like vapor

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Exacerbate (v.)

To make worse

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Fervent (adj.)

Greatly emotional or zealous

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Fortuitous (adj.)

Happening by accident or chance

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Germane (adj.)

Relevant to the subject at hand

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Grandiloquence (n.)

Pompous speech or expression

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Hackneyed (adj.)

Rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage

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Halcyon (adj.)

Calm and peaceful

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Hedonism (n.)

Devotion to pleasurable pursuits

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Hegemony (n.)

The consistent dominance of one ideology over others

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Iconoclast (n.)

One who attacks traditional conventions

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Idolatrous (adj.)

Given to intense or excessive devotion

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Impassive (adj.)

Revealing no emotion

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Imperturbable (adj.)

Marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness

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Implacable (adj.)

Not capable of being appeased or significantly changed

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Impunity (n.)

Immunity from punishment

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Inchoate (adj.)

In an initial stage; not fully formed

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Infelicitous (adj.)

Unfortunate; inappropriate

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Insipid (adj.)

Without taste or flavour; bland

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Loquacious (adj.)

Extremely talkative

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Luminous (adj.)

Characterized by brightness and emission of light

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Malevolent (adj.)

Having or showing ill will, spite, or hatred

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Malleable (adj.)

Capable of being shaped or formed

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Mendacity (n.)

The condition of being untruthful; dishonesty

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Meticulous (v.)

Characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail

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Misanthrope (n.)

One who hates all other humans

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Mitigate (v.)

To make less severe

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Obdurate (adj.)

Unyielding; hardhearted

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Obsequious (adj.)

Exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

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Occlude (v.)

To obstruct or block

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Opprobrium (n.)

Disgrace; contempt; scorn

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Pedagogy (n.)

The profession or principles of teaching

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Pedantic (adj.)

Overly concerned with trivial details of learning; show-offish about one's knowledge

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Penury (n.)

Poverty; destitution

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Pervasive (adj.)

Having the tendency to permeate or spread

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Pine (v.)

To yearn intensely; to languish

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Pirate (v.)

To illegally use or reproduce

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Pith (n.)

The essential or central part

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Pithy (adj.)

Precise and brief

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Placate (v.)

To appease; to calm by making concessions

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Platitude (n.)

A superficial remark, esp. one offered as meaningful

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Plummet (v.)

To plunge or drop straight down

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Polemical (adj.)

Controversial; argumentative

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Prodigal (adj.)

Recklessly wasteful; extravagant

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Profuse (adj.)

Given or coming forth abundantly; extravagant

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Proliferate (v.)

To grow or increase swiftly or abundantly

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Queries (n.)

Questions; inquiries

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Querulous (adj.)

Prone to complaining; peevish

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Rancorous (adj.)

Characterized by bitter, long lasting resentment

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Recalcitrant (adj.)

Obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage

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Repudiate (v.)

To disown; refuse anything to have anything to do with

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Rescind (v.)

To retract; to invalidate

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Reverent (v.)

Marked by profound awe and respect

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Rhetoric (n.)

The art of effective use of language for communication or persuation

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Salubrious (adj.)

Promoting health or well-being

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Solvent (adj.)

Able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another subsance

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Specious (adj.)

Seeming true, but actually fallacious; misleadingly attractive

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Spurious (adj.)

Lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit

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Subpoena (n.)

A court order requiring appearance and/or testimony

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Succint (adj.)

Brief; concise

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Superfluous (adj.)

Exceeding what is sufficient or necessary

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Surfeit (v.)

An over-abundant supply; excess

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Tenacity (n.)

The quality of persistence to something valued; persistent determination

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Tenuous (adj.)

Having little substance or strength; filmsy; weak

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Tirade (n.)

A long and extremely critical speech; a harsh denunciation

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Transient (adj.)

Fleeting; passing quickly; brief

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Zealous (adj.)

Fervent; impassioned, devoted to a cause