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Aesthetic

Relating or pertaining to a sense of beauty and art

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Aloof

Apart, indifferent

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Archaic

Antiquated, old, out of use

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Assuage

To ease, to mitigate, to make less painful or burdensome, to calm

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Belie

To contradict, to give a false impression

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Contentious

Quarrelsome, stirring controversy

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Daunt

To intimidate, to dismay

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Debilitate

To weaken, to enfeeble

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Discord

Lack of agreement, tension, strife

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Dissemination

The act of spreading widely; scattering

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Dogmatic

Strongly opinionated in an unwarranted manner

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Duplicity

Double-dealing, hypocrisy

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Egocentric

Self-centered, selfish

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Euphemism

Substitution of an inoffensive term for one that is offensive.

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Gluttonous

Greedy for food and drink

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Mundane

Ordinary, commonplace

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Ominous

Threatening

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Petulance

Unreasonable touchiness or irritability

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Pompous

Exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance, bombastic

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Precocious

Exceptionally early in development or occurrence

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Slothful

Lazy, indolent

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Trivia

Insignificant matters

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Verbose

Wordy, very talkative

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Virulent

Extremely poisonous, hateful

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Volatile

Quickly changeable, easily vaporized