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Circumspect

(adj.) Careful, cautious, wary, watchful, carefully considering all circumstances before acting or making a judgment.

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Invective

(n.) Vehement or abusive language involving bitter, scathing accusations or denunciations.

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Insouciant

(adj.) Free from concern, worry, or anxiety; carefree; nonchalant.

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Obtuse

(adj.) Not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull. Not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form

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Commensurate

(adj.) Having the same measure; of equal extent or duration. Corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree: Your paycheck should be commensurate with the amount of time worked. Proportionate; adequate.

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Admonish

(v.) To warn or notify of a fault or error, especially in conduct or attitude; to criticize or reprove gently but earnestly.

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Deleterious

(adj.) Injurious to health: deleterious chemicals. Harmful; injurious: deleterious influences.

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Puerile

(adj.) Childish, immature; hence, foolish or silly.

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Lugubrious

(adj.) Mournful or gloomy; expressing sadness or sorrow, often in an exaggerated, affected or ridiculous way

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Adduce

(v.) To bring forward in argument or as evidence.

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Mellifluous

(adj) Sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding: a mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones. Flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey.

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Pontificate

(v.) To perform the office or duties of a pontiff. To speak in a pompous or dogmatic manner: Did he pontificate about the responsibilities of a good citizen?

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Intractable

adj.) Not easily controlled or directed; not docile or manageable; stubborn; obstinate: an intractable disposition. (Of things) hard to shape or work with: an intractable metal. Hard to treat, relieve, or cure: the intractable pain in his leg.

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Aberrant

(ad.) Departing from the right, normal, or usual course. Deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; exceptional; abnormal. (n.) an aberrant person, thing, etc.

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EC: Ruminate

(v.) To turn over in the mind, think about again and again, consider carefully or at length.