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Acquisitive

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

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Arrogate

To claim or take without right. Expropriate

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Banal

Commonplace. Stale

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Belabor

To work on excessively. Overwork

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Carping

Tending to find a fault, especially in a petty nasty or a hairsplitting way. Caviling

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Coherent

Holding or sticking together; Making a logical whole. Unified

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Congeal

To change from liquid to solid. Coagulate Solidify

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Emulate

To imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model. Copy

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Encomium

A formal expression of praise. Commendation

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Eschew

To avoid, keep away from. Abstain from

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Germane

Relevant, appropriate,fitting. Pertinent

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Insatiable

So great or demanding as not to be satisfied. Unquenchable

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Intransigent

Refusing to compromise. Uncompromising

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Invidious

Offensive, hateful. Malicious

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Largesse

Generosity in giving. Munificence

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Ceconaissance

A survey made for military purpose; Any kind of preliminary inspection or examination.

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Substantiate

To establish by evidence, prove. Verify

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Taciturn

Habitually silent or quiet. Uncommunicative

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Temporize

To stall or act evasively in order to gain time. Procrastinate

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Tenable

Capable of being held or defended. Defensible