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Acumen Part of Speech

Noun

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Adulterate Part of Speech

Verb

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Amalgamate Part of Speech

Verb

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Archaic Part of Speech

Adj

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Aver Part of Speech

Verb

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Bolster Part of Speech

Verb

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Bombastic Part of Speech

Adj

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Diatribe Part of Speech

Noun

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Dissemble Part of Speech

Verb

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Eccentric Part of Speech

Adj

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Endemic Part of Speech

Adj

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Evanescent Part of Speech

Adj

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Exacerbate Part of Speech

Verbe

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Fervent Part of Speech

Adj

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Fortuitous Part of Speech

Adj

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Acumen

Keen, accurate judgment or insight

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Adulterate

To reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients

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Amalgamate

To combine several elements into a whole

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Archaic

Outdated
Associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive, time

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Aver

To state as a fact
To declare or assert

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Bolster

To provide support or reinforcement

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Bombastic

Pompous
Grandiloquent

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Diatribe

A harsh denunciation

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Dissemble

To disguise or conceal
To mislead

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Eccentric

Departing from norms or conventions

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Endemic

Characteristic of or often found in particular locality, religion, or people

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Evanescent

Tending to disappear like vapor
Vanishing

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Exacerbate

To make worse or more severe

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Fervent

Greatly emotional or zealous

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Fortuitous

Happening by accident or chance

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Germane Part of Speech

Adj

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Grandiloquence Part of Speech

Noun

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Hackneyed Part of Speech

Adj

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Halcyon Part of Speech

Adj

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Hedonism Part of Speech

Noun

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Hegemony Part of Speech

Noun

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Iconoclast Part of Speech

Noun

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Idolatrous Part of Speech

Adj

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Impassive Part of Speech

Adj

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Imperturbable Part of Speech

Adj

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Implacable Part of Speech

Adj

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Impunity Part of Speech

Noun

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Inchoate Part of Speech

Adj

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Infelicitous Part of Speech

Adj

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Insipid Part of Speech

Adj

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Loquacious Part of Speech

Adj

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Luminous Part of Speech

Adj

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Malevolent Part of Speech

Adj

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Malleable Part of Speech

Adj

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Mendacity Part of Speech

Noun

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Meticulous Part of Speech

Adj

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Misanthrope Part of Speech

Noun

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Mitigate Part of Speech

Verb

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Obdurate Part of Speech

Adj

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Obsequious Part of Speech

Adj

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Occlude Part of Speech

Verb

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Opprobrium Part of Speech

Noun

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Pedagogy Part of Speech

Noun

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Germane

Televant to the subject at hand
Appropriate to subject matter

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Grandiloquence

Pompous speech or expression

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Hackneyed

Tendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage

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Halcyon

Calm and peaceful

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Hedonism

Devotion to pleasurable pursuits especially to the pleasures of the senses

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Hegemony

The consistent dominance of one state or group over others

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Iconoclast

One who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions

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Idolatrous

Given to intense or excessive devotion to something

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Impassive

Revealing no emotion

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Imperturbable

Marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness

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Implacable

Not capable of being appeased or significantly changed

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Impunity

Immunity from punishment or penalty

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Inchoate

In an initial stage
Not fully formed

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Infelicitous

Unfortunate
Inappropriate

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Insipid

Lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge

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Loquacious

Extremely talkative

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Luminous

Characterized by brightness and the emission of light

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Malevolent

Having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred

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Malleable

Capable of being shaped or formed
Tractable
Pliable

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Mendacity

The condition of being untruthful
Dishonesty

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Meticulous

Characterized by extreme care and precision
Attentive to detail

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Misanthrope

One who hates all other humans

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Mitigate

To make or become less severe or intense
To moderate

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Obdurate

Unyielding
Hardhearted
Intractable

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Obsequious

Exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

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Occlude

To obstruct or block

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Opprobrium

Disgrace
Contempt
Scorn

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Pedagogy

The profession or principles of teaching, or instructing

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Pedantic Part of Speech

Adj

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Penury Part of Speech

Noun

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Pervasive Part of Speech

Adj

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Pine Part of Speech

Verb

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Pirate Part of Speech

Verb

92

Pith Part of Speech

Noun

93

Pithy Part of Speech

Adj

94

Placate Part of Speech

Verb

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Platitude Part of Speech

Noun

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Plummet Part of Speech

Verb

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Polemical Part of Speech

Adj

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Prodigal Part of Speech

Adj

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Profuse Part of Speech

Adj

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Proliferate Part of Speech

Verb

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Queries Part of Speech

Noun

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Querulous Part of Speech

Adj

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Rancorous Part of Speech

Adj

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Recalcitrant Part of Speech

Adj

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Repudiate Part of Speech

Verb

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Rescind Part of Speech

Verb

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Reverent Part of Speech

Adj

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Rhetoric Part of Speech

Noun

109

Salubrious Part of Speech

Adj

110

Solvent Part of Speech

Adj

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Specious Part of Speech

Adj

112

Spurious Part of Speech

Adj

113

Subpoena Part of Speech

Noun

114

Succinct Part of Speech

Adj

115

Superfluous Part of Speech

Adj

116

Surfeit Part of Speech

Verb

117

Tenacity Part of Speech

Noun

118

Pedantic

Overly concerned with the trivial details of learning or education
Show-offish about one's knowledge

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Penury

Poverty
Destitution

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Pervasive

Having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout

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Pine

To yearn intensely
To languish
To lose vigor

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Pirate

To illegally use or reproduce

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Pith

The essential or central part

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Pithy

Precise and brief

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Placate

To appease
To calm by making concessions

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Platitude

A superficial remark especially one offered as meaningful

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Plummet

To plunge or drop straight down

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Polemical

Controversial
Argumentative

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Prodigal

Recklessly wasteful
Extravagant
Profuse
Lavish

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Profuse

Given or coming forth abundantly
Extravagant

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Proliferate

To grow or increase swiftly and abundantly

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Queries

Questions
Inquiries
Doubts in the mind
Reservations

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Querulous

Prone to complaining or grumbling
Peevish

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Rancorous

Characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment

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Recalcitrant

Obstinately defiant of authority
Difficult to manage

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Repudiate

To refuse to have anything to do with
To disown

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Rescind

To invalidate
To repeal
To retract

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Reverent

Marked by, feeling, or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect

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Rhetoric

The art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion

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Salubrious

Promoting health or well-being

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Solvent

Able to meet financial obligations
Able to dissolve another substance

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Specious

Seeming true, but actually being fallacious
Misleadingly attractive
Plausible but false

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Spurious

Lacking authenticity or validity
False
Counterfeit

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Subpoena

A court order requiring appearance and/or testimony

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Succinct

Brief
Concise

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Superfluous

Exceeding what is sufficient or necessary

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Surfeit

An overabundant supply
Excess
To feed or supply to excess

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Tenacity

The quality of adherence or persistence to something valued
Persistent determination

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Tenuous Part of Speech

Adj

150

Tirade Part of Speech

Noun

151

Transient Part of Speech

Adj

152

Zealous Part of Speech

Adj

153

Tenuous

Having little substance or strength
Flimsy
Weak

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Tirade

A long and extremely critical speech
A harsh denunciation

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Transient

Fleeting
Passing quickly
Brief

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Zealous

Fervent
Ardent
Impassioned
Devoted to a cause