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Acclaim

Praise, approval; to salute; to hail

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Amass

To collect, to gather, to accumulate

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Anarchist

One who believes in the absence of government or law

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Banter

To speak in a witty or teasing manner

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Blithe

Lighthearted, joyous, glad, cheerful, free of spirit

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Cacophonous

Harsh sounding, having dissonance

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Commensurate

Equal

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Complacency

The state of being self-satisfied

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Desiccate

To dry up

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Diminuition

Diminishment, reduction

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Elicit

To bring out a response, to evoke

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Incessant

Uninterrupted

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Jollity

Merriment, state of being jolly

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Kindle

To start a fire, to stir up

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Parsimony

Stinginess, frugality; excessive economy

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Penury

Extreme poverty

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Perspicacious

Having a clear insight, shrewd, very perceptive

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Pliable

Easily manipulated or able to be bent freely without breaking

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Quell

To quiet or to put down a disturbance

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Rectify

To set right or correct

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Rue

To be sorry for, to regret

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Sluggard

A person who is lazy

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Stealthy

Acting in a secret and sneaky way--this is a negative term

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Succinct

Brief, compact

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Voluminous

Marked by great volume or size