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arbitrary

determined by whim or caprice; based on individual judgement; dictatorial

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arrogance

haughtiness and pride; feeling self important

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concise

expressing much in few words; succinct

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diminution

process of making small; decrease

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discerning

being able to see fine distinctions; astute

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discordant

not in agreement or accord; conflicting; harsh or dissonant

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equivocal

capable of two interpretations; cryptic; evasive; uncertain

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erratic

without a fixed or regular course; straying; wandering

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frivolity

lack of seriousness; triviality

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minute

extremely small; beneath notice

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pedantic

spending too much attention to book learning and rules without having an understanding of practical affairs

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peripheral

pertaining to or located on the outermost boundary

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scrutinize

to examine with great care

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tedious

tiresome, boring, monotonous

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venerate

to regard with respect or reverence