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Equivocal

Open to more than one interpretation

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Lucid

Expressed clearly

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Anomaly

Something that deviates from what is normal

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Precipitate

Cause something bad to happen suddenly

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Assuage

To make a less pleasant feeling less intense

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Erudite

Having or showing great knowledge

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Opaque

Not being able to be seen through, difficult to understand

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Prodigal

Spending money or resources freely or recklessly

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Enigma

A person or thing that is mysterious

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Fervid

Intensely enthusiastic or passionate

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Placate

To make someone less angry or hostile

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Zeal

Great energy or enthusiasm

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Abstain

To restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something

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Audacious

Showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks

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Desiccate

Lacking interest, to remove moisture

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Gullible

Easily persuaded to believe something

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Laudable

Deserving praise and commendation

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Pedant

A person concerned with minor details

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Vacillate

To wave between different opinions

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Adulterate

Render poorer in quality by adding another substance

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Capricious

Mercurial, given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior

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Engender

To cause or give rise to

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Homogenous

Made up of the same thing, the same kind, uniform structure

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Loquacious

Tending to talk a great deal

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Pragmatic

Dealing with things sensibly or logically

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Volatile

Liable to change rapidly or unpredictably

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Apathy

Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern

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Corroborate

To confirm or give support to

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Ephemeral

Lasting for a very short time

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Laconic

Habitually reserved in terms of speech or word use

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Mitigate

To make less severe, serious, or painful

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Propriety

Favorable circumstances, condition of being right, conforming to conventionally accepted standards