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Parsimonious

Cheap; Unwilling to spend money or use resources

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Pellucid

Transparent, easy to understand

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Peroration

The concluding part of a speech

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Plangent

Pounding, Thundering, Resounding

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Prolix

Using or containing too many words

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Propitiate

To appease

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Puerile

Childish, immature

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Puissance

Power, Strength

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Pusillanimous

Cowardly, Craven; Timid

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Remonstrate

To protest or object

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Sagacious

Having sound judgement; Perceptive, wise

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Salacious

Obscene, lustful, crude, vulgar

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Salutary

beneficial

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Sanguine

Cheerful, confident, optimistic

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Saturnine

Gloomy, dark, sullen

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Sententious

Given to moralizing in a pompous manner

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Stentorian

Extremely loud and powerful

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Stygian

Gloomy and dark

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Sycophant

Suck-up

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Tendentious

Biased

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Timorous

Timid, fearful, lack of confidence

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Tyro

A beginner, novice

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Vitiate

To corrupt, to debase, to spoil

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Voluble

Fluent, verbal, having easy use of spoken language

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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

constricting or tightening effect on living tissue

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Contiguous

Sharing a border; touching

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Infelicitous

Unfortunate; inappropriate

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Insipid

Lacking in qualities that interest, simulate 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

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Mendacity

Dishonesty

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Meticulous

Characterized by extreme care and precision

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Misanthrope

One who hates all other humans

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Mitigate

To make or become less severe or more intense; to moderate

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Obdurate

Stubborn

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Obsequious

Exhibiting a fawning attractiveness

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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

Show-off of ones knowledge

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Penury

Poverty; destitution

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Pervasive

Having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout