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Prolific
marked by abundant inventiveness or productivity
Caustic
1 : capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action : CORROSIVE
2 : marked by incisive sarcasm
Laconic
using or involving the use of a minimum of words : concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious
synonym see CONCISE
Inexorable
not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped : RELENTLESS
Fulsome
3 : exceeding the bounds of good taste : OVERDONE
4 : excessively complimentary or flattering : EFFUSIVE
Odious
arousing or deserving hatred or repugnance : HATEFUL
Crux
1 : a puzzling or difficult problem : an unsolved question
2 : an essential point requiring resolution or resolving an outcome
3 : a main or central feature (as of an argument)
Desiccate
1 : to dry up
2 : to preserve (a food) by drying : DEHYDRATE
3 : to drain of emotional or intellectual vitality
intransitive verb : to become dried up
Insouciance
lighthearted unconcern : NONCHALANCE
Extraneous
1 : existing on or coming from the outside
2 a : not forming an essential or vital part b : having no relevance
3 : being a number obtained in solving an equation that is not a solution of the equation
Maudlin
1 : drunk enough to be emotionally silly
2 : weakly and effusively sentimental