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Acerbic Part of Speech

Adj

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Aggrandize Part of Speech

Verb

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Alchemy Part of Speech

Noun

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Amenable Part of Speech

Adj

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Anachronism Part of Speech

Noun

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Astringent Part of Speech

Adj

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Contiguous Part of Speech

Adj

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Convention Part of Speech

Noun

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Credulous Part of Speech

Adj

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Acerbic

Having a sour or bitter taste or character
Sharp
Biting

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Aggrandize

To increase in intensity, power, influence, or prestige

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Alchemy

A medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals especially base metals into gold

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Amenable

Agreeable
Responsive to suggestion

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Anachronism

Something or someone out of place in terms of historical or chronological context

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Astringent

Having a tightening effect on living tissue
Harsh
Severe
Something with a tightening effect on tissue

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Contiguous

Sharing a border
Touching
Adjacent

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Convention

A generally agreed-upon practice or attitude

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Credulous

Tending to believe too readily
Gullible

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Cynicism Part of Speech

Noun

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Decorum Part of Speech

Noun

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Derision Part of Speech

Noun

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Desiccate Part of Speech

Verb

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Dilettante Part of Speech

Noun

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Disparage Part of Speech

Verb

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Divulge Part of Speech

Verb

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Fawn Part of Speech

Verb

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Flout Part of Speech

Verb

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Garrulous Part of Speech

Adj

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Glib Part of Speech

Adj

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Hubris Part of Speech

Noun

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Imminent Part of Speech

Adj

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Immutable Part of Speech

Adj

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Impetuous Part of Speech

Adj

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Indifferent Part of Speech

Adj

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Inimical Part of Speech

Adj

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Intractable Part of Speech

Adj

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Intrepid Part of Speech

Adj

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Laconic Part of Speech

Adj

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Maverick Part of Speech

Noun

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Mercurial Part of Speech

Adj

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Mollify Part of Speech

Verb

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Neophyte Part of Speech

Noun

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Obfuscate Part of Speech

Verb

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Obstinate Part of Speech

Adj

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Ostentatious Part of Speech

Adj

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Pervade Part of Speech

Verb

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Phlegmatic Part of Speech

Adj

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Plethora Part of Speech

Noun

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Pragmatic Part of Speech

Adj

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Cynicism

An attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness

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Decorum

Polite or appropriate conduct or behavior

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Derision

Scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment

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Desiccate

To dry out or dehydrate
To make dry or dull

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Dilettante

One with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge

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Disparage

To slight or belittle

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Divulge

To disclose something secret

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Fawn

To flatter or praise excessively

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Flout

To show contempt for, as in a rule or convention

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Garrulous

Pointlessly talkative
Talking too much

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Glib

Marked by ease or informality
Nonchalant
Lacking in depth
Superficial

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Hubris

Overbearing presumption or pride
Arrogance

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Imminent

About to happen
Impending

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Immutable

Not capable of change

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Impetuous

Hastily or rashly energetic
Impulsive and vehement

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Indifferent

Having no interest or concern
Showing no bias or prejudice

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Inimical

Damaging
Harmful
Injurious

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Intractable

Not easily managed or directed
Stubborn
Obstinate

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Intrepid

Steadfast and courageous

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Laconic

Using few words
Terse

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Maverick

An independent individual who does not go along with a group or party

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Mercurial

Characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood

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Mollify

To calm or soothe
To reduce in emotional intensity

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Neophyte

A recent convert
A beginner
Novice

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Obfuscate

To deliberately obscure
To make confusing

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Obstinate

Stubborn
Hard-headed
Uncompromising

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Ostentatious

Characterized by or given to pretentious display
Showy

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Pervade

To permeate throughout

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Phlegmatic

Calm
Sluggish
Unemotional

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Plethora

An overabundance
A surplus

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Pragmatic

Practical rather than idealistic

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Presumptuous Part of Speech

Adj

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Pristine Part of Speech

Adj

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Probity Part of Speech

Noun

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Proclivity Part of Speech

Noun

85

Profligate Part of Speech

Adj

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Propensity Part of Speech

Noun

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Prosaic Part of Speech

Adj

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Pungent Part of Speech

Adj

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Quixotic Part of Speech

Adj

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Quotidian Part of Speech

Adj

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Rarefy Part of Speech

Verb

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Recondite Part of Speech

Adj

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Refulgent Part of Speech

Adj

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Renege Part of Speech

Verb

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Sedulous Part of Speech

Adj

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Shard Part of Speech

Noun

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Soporific Part of Speech

Adj

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Sparse Part of Speech

Adj

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Spendthrift Part of Speech

Noun

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Subtle Part of Speech

Adj

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Tacit Part of Speech

Adj

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Terse Part of Speech

Adj

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Tout Part of Speech

Verb

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Trenchant Part of Speech

Adj

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Unfeigned Part of Speech

Adj

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Untenable Part of Speech

Adj

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Vacillate Part of Speech

Verb

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Variegated Part of Speech

Adj

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Vexation Part of Speech

Noun

110

Vigilant Part of Speech

Adj

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Vituperate Part of Speech

Verb

112

Volatile Part of Speech

Adj

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Presumptuous

Overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy)
Taking liberties

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Pristine

Pure
Uncorrupted
Clean

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Probity

Adherence to highest principles
Complete and confirmed integrity
Uprightness

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Proclivity

A natural predisposition or inclination

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Profligate

Excessively wasteful
Recklessly extravagant

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Propensity

A natural inclination or tendency
Penchant

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Prosaic

Dull
Lacking in spirit or imagination

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Pungent

Characterized by a strong, sharp smell or taste

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Quixotic

Foolishly impractical
Marked by lofty romantic ideals

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Quotidian

Occurring or recurring daily
Commonplace

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Rarefy

To make or become thin, less dense
To refine

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Recondite

Hidden
Concealed
Difficult to understand
Obscure

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Refulgent

Radiant
Shiny
Brilliant

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Renege

To fail to honor a commitment
To go back on a promise

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Sedulous

Diligent
Persistent
Hard-working

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Shard

A piece of broken pottery or glass

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Soporific

Causing drowsiness
Tending to induce sleep

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Sparse

Thin
Not dense
Arranged at widely spaced intervals

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Spendthrift

One who spends money wastefully

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Subtle

Not obvious
Elusive
Difficult to discern

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Tacit

Implied
Not explicitly stated

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Terse

Brief and concise in wording

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Tout

To publicly praise or promote

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Trenchant

Sharply perceptive
Keen
Penetrating

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Unfeigned

Genuin
Not false or hypocritical

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Untenable

Indefensible
Not viable
Uninhabitable

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Vacillate

To waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and another

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Variegated

Multicolored
Characterized by a variety of patches of different color

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Vexation

Annoyance
Irritation

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Vigilant

Alertly watchful

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Vituperate

To use harsh condemnatory language
To abuse or censure severely or abusively
To berate

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Volatile

Readily changing to a vapor
Changeable
Fickle
Explosive