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acumen

(n.) keenness of insight; quickness or accuracy of judgement
syn-perspicacity, acuity

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adjudicate

(v.) to act as a judge in a matter; to settle through the use of a judge or legal tribunal

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anachronism

(n.) a chronological misplacing of events, objects, customs, or persons in regard to each other

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apocryphal

(adj.) of doubtful or questionable authenticity
syn-spurious

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disparity

(n.) a difference or inequality in age, rank, degree, amount, or quality; a dissimilarity, unlikeness
syn-incongruity

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dissimulate

(v.) to hide or disguise one’s true thoughts, feelings, or intentions
syn-dissemble

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empirical

(adj.) derived from, dependent upon, or guided by practical experience, observation, or experiment, rather than be theory; so verifiable

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flamboyant

(adj.) highly elaborate or ornate; vividly colored; strikingly brilliant or bold
syn-ostentatious

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fulsome

(adj.) offensively insincere or excessive; disgusting, sickening

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immolate

(v.) to kill as a sacrifice, especially by fire; to destroy or renounce for the sake of another

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imperceptible

(adj.) extremely slight; incapable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
ant-conspicuous

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lackey

(n.) a uniformed male servant; a servile follower

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liaison

(n.) the contact or means of communication between groups; someone acting as such a contact; any close relationship; a thickening or binding agent used in cooking

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monolithic

(adj.) characterized by massiveness, solidness, and total uniformity

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mot juste

(n.) the most suitable or exact word or expression
ant-misnomer

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nihilism

(n.) a total rejection of existing laws, institutions, and moral values; extreme radicalism

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patrician

(n.) a member of the ruling class; a person of high or noble rank or of prominent social standing; (adj.) belonging to, befitting, or characteristic of such a person
ant-plebian

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propitiate

(v.) to make someone or something favorably inclined toward oneself; to conciliate, satisfy, or appease
syn-placate

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sic

(adv.) thus so; intentionally written so

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sublimate

(v.) to redirect the energy of a biological or instinctual impulse into a higher or more acceptable channel
syn-rechannel