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Rancorous

Long-lasting resentment

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Querulous

Prone to complaining or grumbling

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Queries

Questions

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Hackneyed

Over-used

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Grandiloquence

Pompous speech or expression

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Germane

Relevant to the subject at hand

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Proliferate

To grow or spread

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Fortuitous

Happening by accident or chance

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Tenuous

Flimsy, weak

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Impunity

Exemption

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Implacable

Unappeasable

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Imperturbable

Extreme calm

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Profuse

Given or coming forth abundantly, sincere

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Fervent

Passionate

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Prodigal

Extravagant, extreme

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Impassive

Showing no emotion

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Idolatrous

Given to intense or excessive devotion to something

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Exacerbate

To make worse or more severe

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Polemical

Argumentative

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Spurious

Fake or false

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Plummet

To plunge or drop straight down

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Subpoena

Court order

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Evanescence

Vanishing

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Succinct

Brief, concise

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Zealous

Passionate

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Superfluous

Unnecessary, redundant

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Platitude

Cliche

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Transient

Short-lived, short-term

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Surfeit

An over-abundant

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Placate

To appease

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Pith

The essential or central part

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Inchoate

In an initial stage

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Rhetoric

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

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Pithy

Precise and brief

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Salubrious

Healthy and beneficial

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Acerbic

Sarcastic

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Specious

Seemingly true lie

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Iconoclast

Protestor; one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions

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Tirade

A long and extremely critical speech

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Tenacity

Persistence

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Pirate

To illegally use or reproduce

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Hegemony

The consistent dominance of one state or group over others

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Solvent

Debt-free

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Reverent

Respectful

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Rescind

Revoke

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Pine

To yearn for

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Repudiate

To disown, to refuse to have anything to do with

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Recalcitrant

Uncooperative

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Hedonism

Someone who pursues pleasure

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Halcyon

Calm and peaceful