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Acumen (n.)

Accurate judgement/insight

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Adulterate (v.)

To cut with inferior ingredients

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Amalgamate (v.)

To combine several elements into a whole

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Archaic (adj.)

Outdated

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Aver (v.)

To state as a fact, declare

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Bolster (v.)

To provide support or reinforcement

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Bombastic (adj.)

Pompous, grandiloquent

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Diatribe (n.)

A harsh denunciation

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Dissemble (v.)

To disguise, mislead

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Eccentric (adj.)

Departingn from norms/conventions

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Endemic (adj.)

Found in particular locality or people

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Evanescent (adj.)

Tending to disappear, vanishing

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Exacerbate (v.)

To make worse/more severe

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Fervent (adj.)

Greatly emotional or zealous

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Fortuitous (adj.)

Happening by accident/chance

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Germane (adj.)

Relevant to the subject at hand

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Grandiolquence (n.)

Pompous speech or expression

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Hackneyed (adj.)

Rendered commonplace by frequent usage

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Halcyon (adj.)

Calm and peaceful

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Hedonism (n.)

Devotion to pleasureable pursuits

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Hegemony (n.)

Consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others

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Iconoclast (n.)

One who attacks/undermines traditional conventions or institutions

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Idolatrous (adj.)

Given to intense or excessive devotion to something

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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 able to be appeased or significantly changed

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Impunity (n.)

Immunity from punnishment or penalty

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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.)

lacking in spirit, bland

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Loquacious (adj.)

Extremely talkative

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Luminous (adj.)

Characterized by brightness

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Malevolent (adj.)

Having/showing vicious ill will

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Malleable (adj.)

Shapable, pliable

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Mendacity (n.)

Dishonesty

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Meticulous (adj.)

Characterized by extreme care and precision

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Misanthrope (n.)

One who hates all other humans

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Mitigate (v.)

To moderate, make less severe/intense

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Obdurate (adj.)

Unyielding, hardhearted

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Obsequious (adj.)

Showing a fawning attentiveness

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Occlude (v.)

To obstruct/block

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Opprobrium (n.)

disgrace, contempt, scorn

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Pedagogy (n.)

The professsion of principles of teaching/instructing

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Pedantic (adj.)

show offish about knowledge, overly-concerned with trivial details

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Penury (n.)

Poverty, destitution

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Pervasive (adj.)

Spread throughout

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Pine (v.)

To yearn intensely

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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, calm by making concessions

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Platitude (n.)

A superficial remark, esp. 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 wastefull, extravagant

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Profuse (adj.)

done abundantly, extravagant

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Proliferate (v.)

Grow quickly

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Queries (n.)

Inquiries, doubts in the mind, reservations

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Querulous (adj.)

Prome to complaining

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Rancorous (adj.)

Characterized by bitter, long lasting resentment

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Recalcitrant (adj.)

Defiant of authority, difficult to manage

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Repudiate (v.)

To disown, refuse to have anything to do with

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Rescind (v.)

To repeal, retract, invalidate

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Reverent (adj.)

Marked by awe and respect

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Rhetoric (n.)

art/study of use of language for communication/persuasion

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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 substance

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Specious (adj.)

Seemingly true, but false

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Spurious (adj.)

False, lacking authenticity

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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.)

Overabundant supply, to feed or supply to excess

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Tenacity (n.)

Adherence or persistence to something valued

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Tenuous (adj.)

Flimsy, weak

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Tirade (n.)

A long, critical speech

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Transient (n.)

Feeling, passing quickly

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Zealous (adj.)

Impassioned, fervent, ardent