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Acerbic

Having a sour/bitter taste or character

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Aggrandize

An increase in intensity, power, influence, or prestige

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Alchemy

A medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals
- base metals => gold

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Amenable

Agreeable

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Astringent

- harsh, severe
- having a tightening effect on skin tissue

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Contiguous

- touching
- adjacent

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Convention

A generally agreed upon practice or attitude

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Credulous

Tending to believe too readily (gullible)

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Cynicism

An attitude or belief that all people are motivated by selfishness

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Desiccate

To dry out or dehydrate or make dull

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Dilettante

One with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts/branch of knowledge

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Disparage

To slight or belittle

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Divulge

To disclose something secret

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Fawn (verb)

- To flatter or praise precisely
- to ingratiate one's self

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Flout

To shown contempt for, as in rule or convention

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Glib (adj.)

- nonchalant - marked by ease or formality
- superficial - lack in depth

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Imminent

- impending
- about to happen

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Immutable

Not capable of change

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Indifferent

- having no interest or concern
- showing no bias or prejudice

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Inimical

Damaging; harmful; injurious

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Intractable

- not easily managed or directed
- stubborn

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Intrepid

Steadfast and courageous

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Maverick

An independent individual who does not go along with a group or party

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Mercurial

Characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood

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Mollify

- to calm or soothe
- to reduce in emotional intensity

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Neophyte

- a recent convert
- novice

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Obstinate

Stubborn, uncompromising

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Ostentatious

Characterized by or given to pretentious display

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Pervade (verb)

To permeate throughout

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Phlegmatic

Calm, sluggish, unemotional