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Assent

1. (Noun) The expression of approval or agreement
I told him my plan, and he nodded in assent.
2. (Verb) To express approval or agreement, typically officially
He assented to the plan that I came up with.

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Banal

1. So lacking in originality that can be considered boring
Math can sometimes be considered banal.

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Capriciousness

1. Changing often or quickly: often changing suddenly in mood or behavior
2. Not logical or reasonable

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Diffident

1. Lacking confidence in one's own abilities.
After his last attempt, which failed, he was diffident about his abilities.
2. Restrained in manner and/or conduct.

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Goad

verb(1) to prick or prod.
Noun(1) a stick used to maneuver cattle.
(2) anything that pricks, or wounds (stick, spear, etc.)

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Manifold

1. Adj. Of many kinds; numerous and varied
2. Noun. Something having many different parts or features of
The manifold of faces was overwhelming.

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Perpetuity

1.The state or quality of lasting forever
2.Something that is perpetual in nature.

The building's perpetuity amazed the archaeologists.

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scintillant

Shining brightly; sparkling.

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Solicitous

adjective from Latin: solus - whole, entire + citus - put into motion
1. manifesting or expressing anxiety, nervous (worried)
Prior to the final exam, the students seemed solicitous about the test.

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Sycophant

1. Someone who acts nice towards someone just to gain something from that person
They thought you were trust worthy, but you are just a sycophant.

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Visage

1. the face, usually with reference to shape, features and expression.
His visage was full of excitement.