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acerbic

having a sour or bitter taste or character; sharp; biting

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alchemy

a medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals

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amendable

agreeable; responsive to suggestion

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astringent

harsh; severe effect on tissue

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contiguous

sharing a border; touching; neighbor

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convection

generally agreed-upon practice or attitude

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cynicism

an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness

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derision

scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment

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disparage

to slight or belittle

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divulge

to disclose something secret

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fawn

to flatter or praise excessively

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flout

to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention

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hubris

overbearing presumption or pride; arrogance

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imminent

about to happen; impending

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immutable

not capable of change

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inimical

harmful; injurious

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maverick

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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obfuscate

to deliberately obscure; to make confusing

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presumptuous

overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy); taking liberties

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profligate

excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant

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propensity

a natural inclination or tendency; penchant

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prosaic

dull; lacking in spirit or imagination

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quixotic

foolishly impractical; marked by lofty romantic ideals

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recondite

hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure

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refulgent

radiant; shiny; brilliant

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renege

to fail to honor a commitment; to go back on a promise

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sedulous

diligent; persistent; hard-working

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shard

a piece of broken pottery or glass

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sparse

thin; not dense; arranged at widely spaced intervals

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spendthrift

one who spends money wastefully

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tacit

implied; not explicitly stated

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terse

brief and concise in wording

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Tout

to publicly praise or promote

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unfeigned

genuine; not false or hypocritical

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untenable

indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable

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vigilant

alertly watchful