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Aesthetic (adj)

having to do with artistic beauty

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Anachronistic (adj)

out of place in time

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Archaic (adj)

old

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Aural (adj)

of or related to the ear or the sense of hearing

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Cacophony (n)

discordant, unpleasant noise

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Dearth (n)

scarce supply; lack

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Debacle (n)

complete disaster; fiasco

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Debilitate (v)

to impair the strength of; weaken

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Dilatory (adj)

Habitually late

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Diligent (adj)

Marked by painstaking effort; hardworking

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Dirge (n)

a funeral hymn or lament

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Eclectic (adj)

made up of a variety of sources of styles

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Ephemeral (adj)

lasting for only a brief time

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Extraneous (adj)

irrelevant; unnecessary

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Jaded (adj)

worn out; wearied

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Juxtapose (v)

to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast

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Incongruous (adj)

lacking in harmony; incompatible

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Ingenuous (adj)

lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness

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Maverick (n)

one who is independent and resists adherence to a group

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Mercenary (adj)

motivated solely by a desire for money or material gain

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Modicum (n)

a small, moderate, or token amount

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Obstinate (adj)

stubbornly attached to an opinion or a course of action

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Paucity (n)

smallness in number; scarcity

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Proliferate (v)

to grow or increase rapidly

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Redolent (adj)

fragrant; aromatic

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Sonorous (adj)

producing a deep or full sound

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Squander (v)

to spend wastefully

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Strident (adj)

loud, harsh, grating, or shrill

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Subterfuge (n)

a deceptive stratagem or device

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Superfluous (adj)

extra; unnecessary

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Surreptitious (adj)

secretive; sneaky

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Synergy (n)

combined action or operation

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Tangential (adj)

merely touching or slightly connected; only superficially relevant

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Temperate (adj)

moderate; restrained

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Tenacity (n)

persistence

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Tenuous (adj)

having little substance or strength; shaky

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Tumultuous (adj)

noisy and disorderly

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Vigilant (adj)

on the alert; watchful