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Acumen

- keen
- accurate judgment

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Adulterate

To reduce purity by adding inferior ingredients

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Amalgamate

To combine several elements into a whole

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Aver

To state or declare as a fact

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Bolster

To provide support or reinforcement

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Diatribe

A harsh denunciation

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Eccentric

Departing from norms

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Endemic

Characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people

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Evanescent

Tending to disappear or vanish like vapor

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Exacerbate

To make worse or more severe

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Fervent

Greatly emotional or zealous

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Germane

Relevant or appropriate in subject matter

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Grandiloquence

Pompous or bombastic speech

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Hackneyed

Rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage

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Halcyon

Calm and peaceful

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Hedonism

Devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp pleasure to the senses

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Hegemony

The consistent dominance of one state or group over others

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Idolatrous

Given to intense or excessive devotion to something

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Impassive

Revealing no emotion

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Implacable

Not capable of being appeased or significantly changed

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Impunity

Immunity from punishment

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Inchoate

- in an initial stage
- not fully formed

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Infelicitous

Unfortunate; inappropriate

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Insipid

Lacks qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge

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Loquacious

Extremely talkative (garrulous)

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Malevolent

Having vicious ill will, spite, or hatred (invidious

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Mendacity

Dishonest

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Meticulous

Characterized by extreme care and precision

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Misanthrope

One who hates all other humans

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Mitigate

To become less severe or intense
- abate
- allay