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Acquisitive

Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property

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Arrogate

To claim or take without right

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Banal

Hackneyed, trite, commonplace

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Belabor

To work on excessively; to thrash soundly

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Carping

Tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; petty, nagging criticism

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Coherent

Holding o sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful

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Congeal

To change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid

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Emulate

To imitate with the intent of equalling or surpassing the model

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Encomium

A formal expression of praise, lavish tribute

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Eschew

To avoid, to shun, keep away from

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Germane

Relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting

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Insatiable

So great or demanding as not t be satisfied

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Intransigent

Refusing to compromise; irreconcilable

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Invidious

Offensive, hateful, tending to cause bitterness and resentment

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Largesse

Generosity in giving, lavish or bountiful contributions

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Reconnoissance

A survey made for military purpose, any kind of preliminary inspection or examination

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Substantiate

To establish by evidence, prove, to give concrete or substantial form to

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Taciturn

Habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

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Temporize

To stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid confrontation or postpone a decision, to compromise

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Tenable

Capable of being held or defended