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temerity

audacity, recklessness

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prudence

cautious, circumspect

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heterogeneous

varied, diverse in character

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rectitude

uprightness, extreme morality

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foster

to stimulate, promote, encourage

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collateral

1. secondary 2. security for a debt

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oblique

diverging from a straight line or course, not straightforward

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maverick

an independent, nonconformist person

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vilify

to lower in importance, defame

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torrid

giving off intense heat, passionate

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calamity

an event with disastrous consequences

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aversion

a particular dislike for something

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potentate

one who has great power, a ruler

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aesthetic

artistic, related to the appreciation of beauty

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contentious

having a tendency to quarrel or dispute

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incumbent

1. one who holds an office 2. obligatory

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veracity

truthfulness, accuracy

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vacuous

lack of content or ideas, stupid

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congruity

the quality of being in agreement

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hegemony

domination over others

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juxtaposition

the act of placing two things next to each other for implicit comparison

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confidant

a person entrusted with secrets

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demure

quiet, modest, reserved

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exhort

to urge, prod, spur

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gregarious

drawn to the company of others, sociable

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ecstatic

intensely and overpoweringly happy

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edict

an order, decree

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deliberate

intentional, reflecting careful consideration

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surreptitious

stealthy

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ballad

a love song

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fractious

troublesome or irritable

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colossus

a gigantic statue or thing

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pretense

an appearance or action intended to deceive

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sobriety

sedate, calm

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adept

extremely skilled

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putrid

rotten, foul

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divulge

to reveal something secret

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predilection

a preference or inclination for something

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espouse

to take up as a cause, support

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multifarious

having great diversity or variety 

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despondent

feeling depressed, discouraged, hopeless

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anomaly

something that does not fit into the normal order

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compliment

an expression of esteem or approval

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incessant

unending

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novice

a beginner, someone without training or experience

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nonchalant

having a lack of concern, indifference

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irrevocable

incapable of being taken back 

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manifest 

1. easily understandable, obvious 

2. to show plainly 

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catalyze

to charge, inspire

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salient

significant, conspicuous

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derivative

taken directly from a source, unoriginal

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diaphanous

light, airy, transparent

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sophomoric

immature, uninformed

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presage

an omen

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modicum

a small amount of something

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extol

to praise, revere

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complicit

being an accomplice in a wrongful act

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diffident

shy, quiet, modest

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incontrovertible

indisputable

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archaic

of or relating to an earlier period in time, outdated

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expedient

advisable, advantageous, serving one's self-interest

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canvas

1. a piece of cloth on which an artist paints 

2. to cover, inspect