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Phlegmatic

Calm, cool, composed

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Exacerbate

Aggravate; worsen

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Belligerent

Hostile and aggressive

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Mellifluous

Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear

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Redoubtable

Formidable; fearsome; daunting

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Staid

Sedate, respectable and un adventurous; serious

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Magnanimous

Generous; forgiving; benevolent

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Boorish

Rough and bad-mannered; coarse; rude

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Unfetter

Release from restraint or inhibition; liberate

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Encumber

Restrict or burden; hamper; hinder; impede

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Caucus

Meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement

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Remiss

Negligent; irresponsible; careless

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Complacent

Showing sum or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements; self-congratulatory

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Compendious

Succinct; concise

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Grandiloquent

Pompous or extravagant; bombastic; ostentatious

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Sanguine

Optimistic; positive; hopeful

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Torpid

Mentally and physically inactive; lethargic; sluggish

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Rectitude

Morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness

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Perspicacious

Having a ready insight and understanding of things; shrewd; perceptive

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Pertinacity

Persistent determination

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Litigious

Concerned with lawsuits

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Vituperative

Bitter and abusive

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Ingenuous

Innocent and unsuspecting; naive; unwary

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Idolatrous

Worshiping idols

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Polemical

Involving controversial writing or speech

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Iconoclast

Person challenges the status quo

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Unequivocal

Incontrovertible; unambiguous; indisputable

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Adjunct

Add-on; supplementary; extra

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Mushroom

Increase, spread or develop rapidly; burgeon, proliferate

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Convoke

Convene; summon

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Sublime

Exalted; noble; elevated

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Piquant

Having a pleasantly sharp taste and appetizing flavor

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Paltry

Small or meager

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Vouchsafing

Give or grant something to someone in a gracious or condescending manner; reveal or disclose

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Inexplicable

Unexplainable

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Morose

Sullen; ill-tempered; melancholy

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Prosaic

Lacking poetic beauty; ordinary; common

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Penchant

Preference; liking; fondness

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Predilection

Fondness; penchant

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Proclivity

Inclination; tendency

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Amalgam

Mixture or blend

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Harbinger

Sign; portent; omen

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Arbiter

A person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a matter

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Cosmopolitan

Worldly

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Embezzle

Steal or misappropriate money

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Sequester

Isolate or hide away
Take legal possession

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Masticate

Chew food

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Opaque

Non transparent

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Multifarious

Diverse; various

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Stymie

Prevent or hinder progress

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Bilk

Cheat or defraud

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Proscribe

Forbid; prohibit

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Attenuate

Reduce; weaken

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Deluge

Inundate; overwhelm

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Profuse

Abundant; copious

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Euphemism

Mild or indirect word substituted for one considered to be too harsh

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Veritable

Genuine; authentic

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Venerable

Respected; distinguished; eminent

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Specious

Misleading; deceptive

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Duplicitous

Deceitful

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Cantankerous

Bad-tempered; argumentative; uncooperative

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Placate

Calm; appease; mollify

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Rile

Make someone annoyed or irritated

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Equanimity

Mental calmness or composure especially in a difficult situation

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Choleric

Irascible; bad-tempered

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Bluster

Rant; rave

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Eschew

Abstain from; refrain from

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Impudent

Not showing due respect for another person; impertinent; insolent