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Arable

Fit for plowing, tillable

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Ascendancy

Domination; growing power

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Blasphemous

Irreverent, profane

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Ephemeral

Lasting a short period of time, fleeting

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Ethereal

Heavenly, usually delicate, light, lacking material substance

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Extraneous

Not essential or vital

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Fallow

Inactive, plowed but not sowed

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Harangue

A scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe

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Impervious

Incapable of being entered or penetrated, not capable of being damaged

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Implausible

Not believable

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Incongruity

Nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility

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Incontrovertible

Indisputable

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Indolence

Laziness

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Levity

Excessive frivolity, flippancy

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Magnanimity

Having a lofty, generous, and courageous spirit

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Perjury

False testimony under oath

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Pretentious

Making an extravagant show, self-important, ostentatious, pompous

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Provincial

Lacking sophistication, narrow-minded

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Spontaneous

Having no external cause, acting on impulse

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Zeal

Enthusiasm, fervor