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Deft

Skillful, clever, dexterous

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Invulnerable

Immune to attack, damage, pain.
Not open to denial or disproof.

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Inscrutable

Impossible to investigate, analyze, understand, penetrate, see through.
(Figuratively & literally/physically)

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Venal

Easily bribed or corrupted

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Impudent

Impertinent, rude

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Nettle

To annoy or provoke

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Exposition

Explanation

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Objurgate

To berate or scold harshly

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Prescient

Having foresight, seeing events coming before they occur

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Nascent

Newly in existence

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Happenstance

A chance happening or event

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Beholden

Indebted, obligated

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Disinterested

Unbiased, indifferent

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Omniscience

Infinite knowledge, awareness, understanding

14

Partisanship

Membership, loyalty, or support of a group or cause

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Pan

To criticize harshly

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Interminable

Unending, limitless, annoyingly persisting

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Galvanize

To stimulate into activity

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Beguile

To mislead, trick.
To pass (time) pleasantly

19

Prickly

Full of difficulties.
Bad tempered, irritable.

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Solicitous

Anxious or concerned.
Eager (to do something).
Careful or particular.

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Phlegmatic

Hard to excite.
Not showing emotion.

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Portentous

Momentous.
Ominously significant or indicative.

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Banal

Overused, trite, trivial

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Posturing

To adopt an attitude or official stance on an issue

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Expatiate

To discuss or write about at great length.

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Boon

A blessing to be grateful for.
A favor being sought.

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Forestall

To deal with ahead of time, to prevent.

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Apologist

A person offering a defense by argument.

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Natty

Neat and dapper

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Epigram

Witty statement.
Short, satirical, witty poem.

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Expostulation

Earnest protest, reasoning

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Hummock

Small hill

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Perspicacious

Discerning, insightful

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Sinecure

Job that requires little work or responsibility

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Labile

Likely to change

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Obloquy

Harsh criticism, blame.
Disgrace after public denunciation.

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Belie

Contradict, refute.
Misrepresent.
Act inappropriately.

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Cupidity

Excessive desire, greed

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Gallimaufry

A confused mess

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Cynosure

Attracts attention.
Giving direction, guidance.

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Apprise

To inform, give notice

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Insidious

Deceitful, sneaky.
Seemingly harmless but actually with grave effect.

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Foil

Noun: opposite.
Verb: prevent (someone's) success.

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Staid

Boring, dull

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Garrulous

Full of small- talk, trivial conversation

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Forlorn

Showing hopelessness

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Bumbling

Lacking physical skill

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Derision

Ridicule, mockery, contempt

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Philistine

Treats arts with contempt/ mockingly

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Prevaricate

To deviate/avoid the truth.
To be intentionally vague.

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Pastoral

Relating to rural life

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Intimation

Suggestion/ vague understanding

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Impasse

dilemma

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Purport

meaning/connotation

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Imperilment

danger

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Craven

cowardly, recreant

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Reprobate

shameless/corrupt

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Covetous

greedy

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Lambast

verbally abuse/ attack

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Incisive

perceptive

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Veritable

genuine, true

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Ineffable

indescribable

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Consummate

ultimate, best

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Cavalier

arrogant

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Imperious

bossy/arrogant

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Magisterial

superior or authoritative

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Stringent

strict

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Retiring

quiet, shy

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Salutary

helpful

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Prurient

perverted

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Salubrious

wholesome, respectable

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Macabre

gruesome

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Recalcitrant

stubborn

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Meager

inadequate

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Despondent

sad

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Lugubrious

excessively sad/mournful

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Abject

hopeless, downtrodden

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Disconsolate

sad

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Lachrymose

tearful

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Subservient

submissive

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Obsequious

submissive

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Jocundity

joyfulness

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Steadfast

committed

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Perverse

uncooperative

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Pundit

expert

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Stalwart

strong, sturdy

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Insouciant

nonchalant, carefree

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Lackadaisical

lazy, laid-back

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*Feckless

lazy, irresponsible, incompetent

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Indolence

laziness

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Middling

adequate

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Dearth

lack

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Acquittal

exonerate

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Incongruous

out of place

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Parochial

narrow-minded

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Insular

isolated, narrow-minded

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Caginess

caution, evasiveness

99

Amalgamate

merge

100

Puerile

immature

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Ersatz

synthetic, artificial

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Garish

excessive ornamentation, gaudy

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Robustious

boisterous

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Resplendent

excellent

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Elucidation

explanation

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Intelligible

understandable, clear

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Obfuscation

confusion

108

Imbroglio

confusion/ predicament

109

Bemuse

to confuse

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Malapropism

absurd misuse of words

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Resurgence

renewal

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Prodigious

great in size

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Tepid

lacking enthusiasm

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Flippant

lacking respect or seriousness

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*Sententious

Self-righteous, moralizing others pompously.
Containing many pithy aphorisms.

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*Undermine

To destroy, attack, or weaken something by underhand means/ by eroding the foundation.

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*Propitiate

To appease, placate.
To make favorably inclined.

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*Tendentious

Having a certain bias or tendency, especially a controversial bias.

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*Limpid

Clear, calm

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*Betray

To reveal, often a secret one would prefer to conceal.

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*Punctilious

Meticulous

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*Desultory

Aimless, haphazard, wandering

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*Pecuniary

Relating to money

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*Inculcate

To teach through repetition

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*Ascetic

Self denying

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*Lugubrious

Excessively sad/mournful

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*Machination

Scheming, plotting

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*Sedition

Arousing resistance/rebellion

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Ostentatious

pretentious, show-offy

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Grandiloquence

pretentious, flowery speech

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Aplomb

self-assurance

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Furtive

secret

133

Stentorian

loud

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Sonorous

loud, resounding

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Felicitous

expressed appropriately & pleasingly

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Imperturbation

calmness

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Ochlocracy

mob rule

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Scintillation

sparkly

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Quittance

discharge from debt

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Censure

official reprimand

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Irascible

easily angered

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Innocuous

harmless

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Eclipse

to exceed

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Commensurate

about the same

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Elucidate

explain

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Petulant

cranky

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Disquietude

anxiety

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Toil

difficult work

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Destitution

poverty

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Intemperate

excessive

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Consummate

ideal

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Affable

sociable

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Probity

integrity

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Unctuous

oily or sleazy

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Impinge

impose

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Abnegate

renounce

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Excogitate

consider thoughtfully

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Quotidian

commonplace

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*Prosaic

common, dull

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Insipid

bland, dull

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Recondite

obscure, esoteric

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Abstruse

obscure

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Iconoclast

nonconformist

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Protracted

drawn out

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Pellucid

clear

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Licentious

immoral

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Prolific

fruitful

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Fecundity

fruitful

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Chicanery

deception

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Stratagem

trick

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Complacency

simple satisfaction

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Conflation

mixing cultures

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Poise

confidence

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Calumny

slander

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Ebullient

cheerful

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Diffidence

timidity

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Approbation

approval

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Trepidation

apprehension

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Timorous

fearful

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Catalyst

means

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*Paucity

lack

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Surfeit

surplus

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Apex

peak

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Indemnify

assure

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Liquidate

pay a debt, eliminate

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Underwrite

guarantee

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Cipher

code/ nothing

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Memorandum

message

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Contrite

remorseful

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Contrition

remorse, apology

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Delude

deceive

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Gull

cheat

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Implicate

involve

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Chary

cautious

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Entrenched

deep rooted

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Pervasive

omnipresent

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Hermetic

enclosed

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Sardonic

verbally abusive

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Rarefied

obscure

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Nebulous

vague

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Oblique

implicit, indirect

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Collude

conspire, scheme

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Machinate

conspire, plot

204

Prattle

chatter

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Arrant

extreme

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Ancillary

supplementary

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Untenable

unsound, unsustainable

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Usury

exploitation

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Mendacity

dishonesty

210

Coda

conclusion

211

Opprobrium

disgrace

212

Deference

respect, admiration

213

Complaisant

eager to please, agreeable

214

Gentrify

start over

215

Prodigal

wasteful

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Droll

amusing

217

Genteel

well-mannered

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Enigma

mystery, puzzle

219

Candor

honesty, straightforwardness

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Deportment

demeanor, carriage

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Dogma

beliefs

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Vehemence

intensity, forcefulness

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Debonair

suave, sophisticated

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Embroiled

in a fight/ predicament

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Imbroglio

in a fight/ predicament

226

Idiosyncrasy

peculiarity, quirk

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Anachronistic

Out of place in time

228

To foreground

To emphasize

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Caprice

Sudden, unpredictable change.
A tendency to change one's mind without motive.

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Capricious

Erratic, tending to make unpredictable changes.

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Demur

Objection.
To object.

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Sartorial

Relating to clothing

233

Frivolous

Carefree, not serious

234

Panache

a grand or flamboyant manner

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Quixotic

Visionary, Impractical, Unpredictable, Chivalrous.

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Brandish

To flaunt or wave around

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Flout

To treat with disdain

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Thoroughgoing

Done thoroughly.

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Innocuous

Harmless

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Remedial

Correcting or fixing something

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Lurid

Gruesome, glaringly vivid

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Deferential

Respectful

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*Probity

Honesty

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Profligate

Shamelessly immoral, extravagant

245

Fractious

Unruly, irritable

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Immutable

Unchangeable

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Pedantic

Showing off knowledge.
Overly concerned with details/rules.

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Torpid/ Torpor

Lacking energy

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Reprise

Repeat

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*Sardonic

Cynical, mocking

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Subterfuge

Evade a consequence

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Axiom

Self-evident truth, universally accepted rule

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Erudite

Knowledgeable, wise

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Vicissitude

Change

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Glib

Unconstrained

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Gratuitous

Done without reason/ justification

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Intractable

Not easily controlled

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Virulent

Harmful, malicious

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Confound

Confuse

260

Recapitulate

Summarize and repeat main points

261

Repudiate

Reject

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Facetious

Joking

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Patent

Obvious

264

Arcane

obscure, esoteric

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Laudable

praiseworthy

266

Painstaking

careful and diligent

267

Munificent

very generous

268

Fastidious

extremely particular, meticulous, hard to please

269

Baseness

immorality

270

Doctrinaire

impractical theorist

271

Eclectic

selecting from different sources

272

Normative

pertaining to a norm/standard

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Pedestrian

commonplace, dull

274

Jettison

throw away

275

Distill

purify, refine

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Modish

stylish

277

Pernicious

harmful

278

Injudicious

unwise, imprudent

279

Florid

flowery, showy

280

Inveigling

to persuade, flatter someone into doing something

281

Recrudescence

revival

282

Transitory

temporary

283

Precarious

uncertain, unstable, risky

284

Forgo

give up

285

Shirk

evade

286

Politic

shrewd, tactful

287

Capitulate

surrender under agreed conditions