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Didactic
Intended to instruct
Discourse
Verbal expression or exchange; conversation
Eloquence
The ability to speak vividly or persuasively
Lucid
Easily understood; clear
Pundit
An authority who expresses his/her opinions
Rhetoric
The art of using language effectively and persuasively
Exculpate
To free from guilt or blame[; acquit; vindicate]
Incontrovertible
Indisputable; not open to question
Integrity
Trustworthiness; completeness
Jurispudence
The philosophy or science of law
Penitent
Expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
Substantiated
Supported with proof or evidence; verified
Vindicated
Freed from blame[;acquitted; exculpated]
Despotic
Exercising absolute power; tyrannical
Patronizing
Treating in a condescending manner
Convoluted
Intricate; complex
Cryptic
Difficult to understand[; mystifying or hidden]
Quandary
A state of uncertainty or perplexity
Dilatory
Habitually late
Indolent
Lazy
Insipid
Uninteresting; unchallenging
Listless
Lacking energy
Torpor
Laziness; inactivity; dullness
Disparity
Inequality in age, rank, or degree; difference
Florid
Describing flowery or elaborate speech
Opulent
Exhibiting a display of great wealth
Ornate
Elaborately decorated[; embellished]
Ostentatious
Describing a showy or pretentious display
Ebullience
Intense enthusiasm
Effusive
Emotionally unrestrained; gushy
Egregious
Conspicuously [or outrageously] bad or offensive[; flagrant]
Flagrant
Exteremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable[; egregious]
Frenetic
Wildly excited or active
Gratuitous
Given freely; unearned; unwarranted
Asylum
A place of retreat or security
Emollient
Softening and soothing OR something that softens or soothes
Mollify
To calm or soothe
Reclamation
The act of making somethign useful again
Dubious
Doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
Spurious
Not genuine; false; counterfeit
Astute
Shrewd; clever
Coup
A brilliantly executed plan
Disingenuous
Not straightforward; crafty
Ruse
A crafty trick[; an artifice]
Stratagem
A clever trick used to deceive or outwit
Ambivalent
Simultaneously having opposite feelings; uncertain
Equivocate
To avoid making a definite statement
Superficial
Concerned only with what is on the surface or obvious; shallow
Tenuous
Having little substance or strength; shaky; unsure, weak
Dogged
Stubbornly persevering
Intrepid
Courageous; fearless
Maverick
One who is independent ard resists adherence to a group
Obdurate
Stubborn; inflexible
Obstinate
Stubbornly adhering to an opinion or a course of action
Proliferate
To grow or increase rapidly
Tenacity
Persistence
Consensus
General agreement
Incumbent
Imposed as a duty; obligatory
Malleable
Easily shaped or formed; easily influenced
Conception
The ability to form or understand an idea