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Motley

(adj.) Exhibiting of great diversity, being of different colors combined, multicolored, clashing elements

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Volition

(n.) Power of choosing something freely, power of making descision, exercise of using will

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Sundry

(adj) Diverse, made up of different things, miscellaneous, various

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Depravity

(n.) corrupt act of practice, moral corruption, immoral

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Unadulterated

(Adj.) Pure, not diluted with different things, unmixed, absolute and complete

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Punctilious

(adj.) Showing great detail or correct behavior, precise accordance to details

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Fervid

(Adj.)Heated in spirit, intensely enthusiastic, zealous, passionate

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Ascetic

(adj.) Rigorously abstinent, austere, living in simply life (hermit, monk), exceedingly strict or severe in religious exercises, One who practices self-denial, abstaining from physical pleasures

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Cynosure

(n.)One who serves to direct or guide (north star), someone who attracts attention, center of attention

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Pedantic

(adj.) Perfectionist, over emphasizing rules and minor details, Overly stressing learning, showing of learning

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Alacrity

(N.) Cheerful readiness, liveliness, briskness

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Vitiate

(v.) To impair the quality of, to ruin or spoil, lessen the effectiveness of something

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Acquiesce

(v.) To reluctantly accept something without protest, to comply,

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Corpulent

(adj.) fat, bulky body, obese

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Factitious

(Adj.) Artificially made, Unnatural, not real, false

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Iconoclasm

(N.) Act of opposing accepted traditions, action of attacking cherished belief, attacking something that is sacred or traditional

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Recondite

(Adj.) Subject or knowledge that is little known, obscure, beyond ordinary knowledge, esoteric(known by small group), concealed or hidden

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Pugnacious

(adj) Inclined to fight, quarrelsome, fond of fighting

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Intrepid

(adj.) Fearless, dauntless, brave, couragous

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Temerity

(n.) Reckless boldness, rash boldness, audacity

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Monomania

(n.) Unhealthy obsession with one thing, obsession with one idea or thing, mental illness where one is limited to one idea