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Fastidious

- excessively particular, critical or demanding
- painstaking

2

Consonance

Accord or agreement

3

Semblance

Outward aspect, aura, or appearance

4

Duplicity

Deceitfulness in speech or conduct

5

Revel

Take great pleasure or delight

6

Synergy

The interaction of elements when combined provide a total effect that is greater than the sum of individual elements

7

Dense

- crowded or compact
- stupid and slow-witted

8

Attest

- to bear witness to
- to declare to be correct, true or genuine

9

Adamant

Utterly unyielding in attitude/opinion in spite of all appeals

10

Cerebral

Characterized by use of intellect

11

Disingenuous

- lacking candor or frankness
- insincere

12

Ostensible

Apparent, evident or conspicuous

13

Proverbial

Referring to a wise saying or didactic sentence

14

Ingratiate

To establish (oneself or someone else) in the good graces of someone, especially by a deliberate effort

15

Impose

- to set as something to be obeyed or fulfilled
- to pass off fraudulently or deceptively

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Revelation

The act of revealing or disclosing

17

Fable

A short tale to teach a moral lesson

18

Propriety

Conformity to established standards of proper behavior/manner

19

Draconian

- rigorous
- unusually severe or cruel

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Flagrant

- shockingly evident
- notorious

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Assiduous

Constant, unremitting

22

Adage

A traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation (proverb)

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Temperance

Moderation or self-restraint, esp in eating and drinking