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presumptuous

too bold or forward

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taciturn

almost always silent

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apathy

lack of emotion

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penchant

strong liking or fondness

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philanthropist

a person who desires to help mankind

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prodigal

adj- excessively wasteful
noun- a person who wastes his means

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slander

the utterance in the presence of another person of a false statement, damaging to a third person's character or reputation

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succumb

to give way, yield, submit

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miser

a greedy, stingy person who hoards money

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deliberate

done on purpose, to carefully think out and form

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conventional

growing out of custom or usage

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detrimental

causing trouble or harm

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mitigate

to make or become milder

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heir

a person who gains money from deceased relatives

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impudence

shameless or disrespectful speech or behavior

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indelible

that which cannot be erased, blotted out, or eliminated

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satiate

having enough or more than enough

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debunk

to expose false or exaggerated claims

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elusive

hard to grasp or retain mentally

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strident

harsh-sounding, shrill, vociferous

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verbose

using or containing too many words

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trite

worn out by constant use (language)

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paradox

a statement contrary to common belief

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synopsis

a statement giving a brief, general review or condensation

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esoteric

intended for or understood by only a chosen few, confidential

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morose

ill-tempered, gloomy, sullen

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mundane

commonplace, boring routine, ordinary

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obsolete

no longer in use or in practice

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negate

to deny the existence or truth

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premonition

a feeling that something bad will happen

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tactful

having or showing sensitivity in what to say or do

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unheralded

not previously announced or publicized

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rectify

to put or set right

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tantamount

having equal force, value, effect

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extraneous

coming from the outside, foreign

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indomitable

not easily discouraged, defeated, or subdued

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vitality

mental or physical vigor, energy

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utilitarian

stressing usefulness over beauty

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tumultuous

tending to cause chaos or upheaval

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sanction

to authorize approval or permission

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novel

new

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ingenuity

creativity

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succinct

clearly and briefly stated

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magnate

a person of rank, power, or influence

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ubiquitous

being everywhere at the same time

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usurp

to seize or hold possession by force

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pious

having or showing religious devotion

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tenet

a principle, belief, or doctrine generally held to be true

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jargon

the specialized vocabulary of those in the same profession

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residual

what is left at the end of a process, resulting