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1

Obfuscate

1. Render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible
2. Confuse someone

-Obscure
-Confuse
-Befuddle

2

Hubris

1. Excessive pride or self confidence
2. (In Greek tragedy) Excessive pride or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis

-Arrogance
-Conceit
-Haughtiness

3

Culpable

1. Deserving blame

-Guilty
-Impeachable
-Liable

4

Peeve

1. To annoy or irritate
2. Something that annoys or bothers a person very much
3. A frequent subject of complaint

-Irk
-Chafe
-Ruffle

5

Rhetoric

1. The art or skill of speaking and writing effectively especially as a way to persuade or influence people
2. Language that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable

-Verb lag
-Oratory
-Bombast

6

Vociferous

1. (Especially of a person or speech) vehement or clamorous

-Uproarious
-Boisterous

7

Paradox

1. A statement that seems contradictory or against common sense but may still be true
2. A person or thing having qualities that seem to be opposites

-Oxymoron
-Contradiction
-Incongruity

8

Assuage

1. To make milder or less severe; relieve
2. To satisfy
3. To soothe or calm

-Allay
-Alleviate
-Appease

9

Feckless

1. Lacking initiative or strength of character

-Indolent
-Inept
-Ne'er-do-well

10

Dissident

1. A person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state
2. A person who disagrees whit current political policy, group, or law

-Insurgent
-Subversive
-Revolutionary

11

Jejune

1. Naive, simplistic, and superficial
2. (Of ideas or writings) dry and uninteresting

-Vapid
-Vacuous
-Pedestrian