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Abrogate

To abolish usually by authority

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Alacrity

Eagerness, speed

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Boon

A gift or blessing

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Burnish

To polish, shine

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Calumny

Attempt to ruin someone's reputation by spreading lies

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Contrite

Penitent, eager to be forgiven (for sins)

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Deleterious

Harmful

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Discursive

Rambling, lacking order

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Effulgent

Radiant, splendorous

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Enervate

To weaken, exhaust

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Fallacious

Incorrect, misleading

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Florid

Flowery, ornate

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Gregarious

Sociable, outgoing

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Harangue

A ranting speech, verbal attack

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Hegemony

Domination over others

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Impassive

Stoic, unemotional

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Imperious

Commanding, domineering

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Impervious

Impenetrable , incapable of being effected

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Implacable

Incapable of being appeased or mitigated

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Inure

To cause someone to become accustomed with a situation

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Jubilant

Extremely joyful, happy

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Laconic

Terse in speech or writing

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Legerdemain

Deception, slight-of-hand

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Maelstrom

A destructive whirlpool, storm, tempest

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Maudlin

Weakly sentimental

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Mawkish

Characterized my sick sentimentality

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Mendacious

Lying, untruthful

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Multifarious

Diverse, varied, motley, sundry

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Nascent

At the beginning stages, not fully formed; inchoate, incipient

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Oblique

Diverging from straight line or course, indirect

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Obsequious

Excessively complaint or submissive, flattering, fawning

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Officious

Offering services when unwanted or unneeded

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Opulent

Rich, abundant, ostentatious

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Palliate

To reduce severity of; alleviate, assuage, mitigate

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Parsimony

Frugality, stinginess

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Paucity

A lack of (in quantity), dearth

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Pellucid

Clear, intelligible, lucid

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Penurious

Miserly, stingy

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Protean

Able to change shape, displaying great variety

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Puerile

Juvenile, immature, sophomoric

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Pugnacious

Hostile, inclined to fight; bellicose, belligerent, truculent

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Quagmire

A difficult situation; swamp, morass

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Querulous

Whiny, complaining

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Quixotic

Idealistic, impractical

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Salient

Significant, conspicuous

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Solipsistic

Believing that ones self is all that exists

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Staid

Sedate, serious, self-restrained

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Tenuous

Weak, having little substance or strength

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Unctuous

Smooth or greasy in texture, appearance, manner

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Verdant

Green in tint or color