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Acerbic

Adj- Expressing harsh or sharp criticism in a clever way

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Aspersion

N- A sprinkling with water especially in religious ceremonies; a false or misleading charge meant to harm someone's reputation

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Cogent

Adj- Very clear and easy for the mind to accept and believe

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Diffident

Adj- Lacking confidence: not feeling comfortable around people: very careful about acting or speaking

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Eschew

Verb- To avoid (something) especially because you do not think it is right, proper, etc.

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Extant

Adj- In existence: still existing: not destroyed or lost

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Harangue

N- A forceful or angry speech

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Ignominious

Adj- causing disgrace or shame

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Ineffable

Adj- Too great, powerful, beautiful, etc., to be described or expressed

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Languid

Adj- Showing or having very little strength, energy, or activity

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Magnanimous

Adj- Having or showing a generous and kind nature

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Multifarious

Adj- of many and various kinds

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Officious

Adj- used to describe an annoying person who tries to tell other people what to do in a way that is not wanted or needed

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Paragon

N- A person or thing that i perfect or excellent in some way and should be considered a model or example to be copied

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Prurient

Adj- Having or showing too much interest in sex

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Quagmire

N- An area of soft, wet ground: a situation that is hard to deal with or get out of: a situation that is full of problems

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Ribald

Adj- referring to sex in a rude but amusing way

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Sagacity

N- The quality of being able to understand difficult ideas and situations and make good decisions

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Transient

Adj- Not lasting long: staying somewhere only a short time

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Trenchant

Adj- Very strong, clear, and effective

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Unctuous

Adj- Used to describe someone who speaks and behaves in a way that is meant to seem friendly and polite but that is unpleasant because it is obviously not sincere

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Variegated

Adj- Having patches, stripes, or marks of different colors: including many different things: full of variety