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Insipid

lacking interest or flavor

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Inter

to bury

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Intransigent

uncompromizing, refusing to be reconciled

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Intrepid

fearless

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Inundate

to overwhelm

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Inure

to harden

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Invective

abusive language

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Investiture

ceremony conferring authority

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Invidious

envious, obnoxious, or offensive

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Irascible

easily made angry

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Itinerant

wandering from place to place

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knell

sound of a funeral bell

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lachrymose

tearful

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languid

lacking energy, indifferent

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lapidary

relating to precious stones

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largess

generous giving of money to inferior others

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lassitude

state of diminished energy

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limpid

clear, transparent

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listless

lacking energy and enthusiasm

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lumber

to move slowely and awkwardly

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machination

plot or scheme

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mannered

artificial or stilted in character

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maudlin

overly sentimental

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mendicant

beggar

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meretricious

gaudy, falsely attractive

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mores

fixed customs or manners, moral attitudes

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multifarious

diverse

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neophyte

novice, beginner

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obdurate

hardened in feeling, resistant to persuasion

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oblique

indirect or evasive, mesleading

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obsequious

overly submissive and eager to please

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obstinate

stubborn, unyielding

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obviate

to prevent, make unnecessary

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Occlude

to stop up, prevent the passage of

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officious

too helpful, meddlesome

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opine

to express an opinion

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orotund

pompous

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palatial

relating to a palace, magnificent

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palliate

to make less serious, to ease

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panache

flamboyance or dash in stale and action

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panegyric

elaborate praise, formal hymn of praise

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pare

to trim off excess

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pathogenic

causing disease

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peccadillo

a minor sin or offense

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pejorative

having bad connotations, disparaging

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perficious

will to betray one's trust

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perfunctory

done in a routine way, indifferent

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peripatetic

wandering from place to place

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perspicacious

shrewd, astute, keen-witted

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philistine

person who Is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectic values

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pithy

profound or substantial yet concise, succinct, and to the point

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plucky

courageous

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precipitate

o throw violently or bring about abruptly

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precis

short summary of facts