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Mundane

(adj.) something everyday or ordinary

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Mediocre

(adj.) moderate to inferior in quality

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Deleterious

(adj.) harmful or injurious

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Heinous

(adj.) grossly wicked or reprehensible

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Condescending

(adj.) to talk down to; displaying a patronizing manner

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Feral

(adj.) savage or like a wild animal

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Incontrovertible

(adj.) unquestionable or impossible to argue with

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Inherent

(adj.) natural or intrinsic part of something

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Innate

(adj.) essential characteristic of something

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Penitent

(adj.) expressing remorse for something you did wrong

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Melancholy

(noun) feeling of thoughtful sadness

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Lament

(verb) to express grief or sorrow

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Poignant

(adj.) emotionally moving; causing a sense of regret or sadness

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Didactic

(adj.) intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive

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Pedantic

(adj.) a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning

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Jurisprudence

(noun) the science or philosophy of law; the course of court decisions

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Pundit

(noun) an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions to the public

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Rhetoric

(noun) the art of effective/persuasive speaking or writing, esp. the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques; language designed to persuade or impress, but not often regarded as sincere

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Brusque

(adj.) rude or blunt, discourteous

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Pugnacious

(adj.) combative; eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight

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Ingrate

(noun) ungrateful person

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Malevolent

(adj.) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others

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Enmity

(noun) deep-seated, often mutual hate

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Rancorous

(adj.) full of bitterness or resentment

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Perpetuated

(noun) make something (generally an undesired situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely

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Eclectic

(adj.) deriving ideas, style or tastes from a broad or diverse range of sources

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Despotic

(adj.) absolute ruler, tyrannical

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Hypocrisy

(noun) proclaim beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold

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Reprehensible

(adj.) deserving of criticism; blameworthy; malicious

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Egregious

(adj.) noticeably bad or offensive; almost lewd

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Opulent

(adj.) deluxe; rich and superior

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Ostentatious

(adj.) intended to attract notice and impress others; flashy

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Aesthetic

(adj.) having to do with beauty

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Austere

(adj.) having no adornment; bare

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Lucid

(adj.) expressed clearly, easy to understand

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Conception

(noun) the ability to understand or form a thought

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Cogent

(adj.) convincing, persuasive

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Adroit

(adj.) skillful, adept

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Wily

(adj.) skilled in the art of deception

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Pragmatic

(adj.) concerned with practical matters

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Dilettante

(noun) an amateur without serious intentions or knowledge

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Facile

(adj.) done or achieved easily

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Plausible

(adj.) apparently reasonable or valid

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Torpur

(noun) state of inactivity

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Indolent

(adj.) not inclined to physical activity or difficult work; lazy

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Atrophy

(noun, verb) to waste away through lack of use