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Folly

lack of good sense; foolish

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candid

free from bias

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convoluted/ intricate

twisted, complicated

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bombastic

pretentious, showy

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loquacious

talkative

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streamlined

modern, compact

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jingoism

policy of patriotism

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ossified

harden like or into bone

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bureaucratization

government by many bureaus, administrators, and petty officials

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venerable

commanding respect because of age or dignity

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unsubstantiated

unproved

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ancedote

short account of incident or event

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unduly

excessive, inappropiate

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dictum

decree, order,

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concessions

to give into a demand or arguement

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inquires

seek or request knowledge

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equivocate

to use ambiguous or unclear expression

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inept

without skill for a task, foolish, clumsy

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rousing

exciting

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supercilious

arrogant, haughty

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indigence

poverty, need

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aspersion

damaging remark, censure, reproach

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perfidy

disloyalty

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apparition

spiritlike

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eccentric

weird, bizzare

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supposition

assumption

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dismay

scare, intimidate

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ambivalence

uncertainty

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allusion

reference

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endeavor

to try, attempt, effort

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elliptical

oval-shaped

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sparse

thinly scattered, dense, scanty

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palpable

capable of being seen, touched or heard; obvious, plain,

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diaphanous

transparent

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variegated

varied in appearance or color

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anomalous

irregular, abnormal

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dilettante

lover of the arts or science, dabbler

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purveyor

person who provides supplies

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dowager

widow possessing property or title obtained from her husband

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iconoclast

a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions

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apprehension

fear, worry

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unplausible

unlikely, unprobable

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prerequisite

required beforehand