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mellifluous

pleasant to hear; (of voice or words) sweet or musical

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espouse

to adopt or support a cause, belief, or way of life

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vilify

to speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner

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boon

a thing that is helpful or beneficial

The navigation system will be a boon to both civilian and military users

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immutable

unchanging over time or unable to be changed

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profundity

deep insight; great depth of knowledge or thought

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quiddity

a distinctive feature; a peculiarity; the inherent nature or essence of something or someone

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maunder

to talk in a rambling manner; to move or act in a dreamy or idle manner

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meander

(of a river or road) to follow a winding course; a winding curve or bend of a river or road

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estivate

to spend a hot or dry period in a prolonged state of torpor or dormancy

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sycophantic

behaving or done in an obsequious way in order to gain advantage

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jocular

humorous or playful; fond of or characterized by joking

13

culmination

the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time

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rebut

to claim or prove that evidence or an accusation is false

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parity

the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay

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bedlam

a scene of uproar and confusion

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pertubation

anxiety; mental uneasiness

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epithet

an adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned

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enrapture

to give intense pleasure or joy to

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quixotic

exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical

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effusive

expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner

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terse

sparing in the use of words; abrupt

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recititude

righteousness; morally correct behavior or thinking

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impropriety

improper lanauge, behavior, or character; a failure to observe standards or show due honesty or modesty

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assiduous

showing great care and perserverance

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indolent

wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy

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avuncular

of or relating to an uncle

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propitious

giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable

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jejune

naive, simplistic, and superficial; (of ideas or writings) dry and uninteresting

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coeval

having the same age or date of origin; contemporary; a person of roughly the same age as oneself