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Amiable (adj)

friendly; agreeable; good-natured

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Arboreal (adj)

relating to or resembling a tree or trees

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Belligerent (adj)

eager to fight; hostile or aggressive

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Benign (adj)

Kind and gentle

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Brevity (n)

briefness or conciseness in speech or writing

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Byzantine (adj)

extremely complicated

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Cantankerous (adj)

ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable

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Circumlocution (n)

speaking in circles; roundabout speech

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Colloquial (adj)

pertaining to common everyday speech; conversational

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Concise (adj)

using few words in speaking or writing

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Contentious (adj)

quarrelsome

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Deleterious (adj)

having a harmful effect

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Diffuse (adj)

spread out; wordy

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Digress (v)

to wander off from the subject or topic spoken about

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Eloquence (n)

artful ease with speaking; masterful speech

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Exacerbate (v)

to make worse; aggravate

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Flippant (adj)

disrespectfully humorous or casual; carefree

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Garrulous (adj)

talkative; loquacious

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Insolent (adj)

boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior

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Invocation (n)

a call (usually upon a higher power) for assistance or support

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Laconic (adj)

using few words in speech

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Nefarious (adj)

evil; vicious

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Parody (n)

a work that mocks or imitates the style of another literary work

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Pernicious (adj)

extremely harmful; deadly

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Pithy (adj)

brief but full of meaning and substance; concise

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Quiescent (adj)

quiet, still, or at rest; inactive

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Rancorous (adj)

marked by bitter; deep seated ill-will

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repugnant (adj)

disgusting, offensive or repulsive

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Reticent (adj)

quiet; reserved

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Sanguine (adj)

cheerfully confident; optimistic

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Stratify (v)

to layer or separate into layers

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Succinct (adj)

clearly and briefly stated; concise

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Taciturn (adj)

silent; sparing of words

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Tawdry (adj)

gaudy and cheap

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Terse (adj)

rudely abrupt; short with words

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Variegated (adj)

having streaks, marks, or patches of a different colors

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Verdant (adj)

green with vegetation

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Viable (adj)

able to sustain life, practicality, or effectiveness