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banal

Repeating a worn out phrase; commonplace; trite

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candor

frankness; honesty

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decadence

decay; having low moral standards

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defamation

Harming a person's reputation

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eccentric

odd; whimsical; irregular; quirky

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facilitate

To make easier

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instigate

urge; start; provoke

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levity

lightness; having fun, instead of being serious

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miserly

stingy; cheap

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obsolete

outmoded; outdated

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phenomena

observable facts; subjects of scientific investigation

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quandary

dilemma; predicament, uncertainty

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restraint

Controlling force; a rule, principal, or object that limits people's activity or behavior

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subtlety

nicety, cunning, guile; delicacy; skillful hiding of what one really intends to do

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terse

concise; abrupt, short; can be borderline rude

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de-

away, not, down

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in-

into/not

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re-

back, again