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Affable (adj)

Easy-going; friendly

ex. the new girl in school is very affable.

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Alacrity (n)

Cheerful readiness; eagerness

ex. She opened her birthday gifts with alacrity

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Augment (v)

To make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity; to supplement

ex. When the president decided to augment taxes, the citizens were furious.

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Austere (adj)

Strict or harsh; without decoration

ex. his austere manner made it hard for Tom to meet new people and make friends

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Averse (adj)

Strongly disinclined

ex. my father is averse to people smoking in the house.

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Banal (adj)

Drearily commonplace; predictable; trite

ex. Her storyline was banal. She used cliché and dull topics.

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Bolster (v)

To support or prop up

ex. She bolster Lisa when she failed her major test.

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Brevity (n)

Briefness or conciseness in speech or writing

ex. The speech was notable more for its brevity than for its clarit

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Burgeon (v)

To grow and flourish

ex. The town burgeoned into a city

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Concord (n)

Agreement

ex. the two countries came to a concord regarding trade.

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Concur (v)

To agree

ex. her mother did not concur with her opinion.

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Conspicuous (adj)

Easy to notice; obvious

ex. you have conspicuous errors in your homework.

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Copious (adj)

Plentiful; having a large quantity

ex. there are copious amount of apples in the basket

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Delusion (n)

A false opinion or belief

ex. Mary's delusion was that Tom still loved her.

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Demur (adj)

Modest and reserved

ex. he demurred at my suggestion to work on sunday

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Diffidence (n)

Timidity and shyness

ex. the new teacher was diffidence and could not conduct a lesson without hiding behind her computer

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Distend (v)

To swell out or expand from internal pressure, as when overly full

ex. the abdomen distended rapidly

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Docile (adj)

Submissive to instruction; willing to be taught

ex. after many hours of training, the wild horse became more docile.

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Dogmatic (adj)

Stubbornly attached to one's beliefs

ex. the old professor was dogmatic in his views and would not admit error even when his mistakes were clear.

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Expedient (adj)

Speedy

ex. I could have travelled by car, but found it more expedient to take the train.

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Fastidious (adj)

Carefully attentive to detail; difficult to please

ex. she was very fastidious about her personal appearance

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Grandiose (adj)

Great in scope or intent; grand

ex. he never reached his goals because they are so grandiose

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Hackneyed (adj)

Overused; unimaginative

ex. the ad campaign used the same old tired hackneyed slogans.

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Innocuous (adj)

Having no adverse effect; harmless

ex. Mary was scared that the dog was going to hurt her baby, but after a while she found that the dog was innucuous.

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Insipid (adj)

Uninteresting; unchallenging; lacking taste or savor

ex. My cat that i bought from the pet shop is getting insipid and just not interested on anything around him.

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Intransigence (n)

Refusal to moderate a position or to compromise

ex. Little will get accomplished if the legislators of both parties maintain their intransigent attitude

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Jocular (adj)

Joking

ex. the neighbors were jocular, they kept other neighbors laughing.

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Meticulous (adj)

Extremely careful and precise

ex. those students who are meticulous in their studies make the best of their education.

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Placid (adj)

Calm or quiet; undisturbed

ex. Her expression was placid and peaceful whenever she painted - it gave her a feeling of peace

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Prodigious (adj)

Enormous

ex. my mother's library was prodigious. There were thousands of books just for one section.

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Profundity (n)

Great depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning

ex. the professors' lectures aren't known for their profundity, but the students find them very entertaining.

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Prosaic (adj)

Unimaginative; dull

ex. Prosaic finds are not the type of people who will entertain you.

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Quiescent (adj)

Quiet, still, or at rest; inactive

ex. she became passive and quiescent after she took her dose of medicine.

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Redouble (v)

To make twice as great; to double

ex. I redoubled my amount of money

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Scintillating (adj)

Brilliant; stimulating

ex. Her scintillating personality made her a great actress.

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Soporific (adj)

Inducing or tending to induce sleep

ex. the soporific lecture given by the professor caused everyone to yawn.

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Transient (adj)

Passing quickly in time or space

ex. It was a transient phase, her being interested in him; we knew it wouldn't last.