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To attack, expecially the truth or integrity of something
Impugn
To revere; to treat as something holy, excecially because of great age
Venerate
To scold, usually in disappointment; to blame; to disgrace
Reproach
To bring into existance; to create, to cause
Engender
To make better or more tolerable
Ameliorate
Excessive love of ones body or oneself
Narcissism
A strong tast or liking for something
Penchant
One who attacks popular beliefs or instituions
Iconoclast
A dull or trite remark; a cliche
Platitude
The belief that there are no values or morals in the universe
Nihilism
Painfully emotional; extremely moving; sharp or astute
Poignant
Incapable of being reformed
Incorrigible
Humorous; not serious; clumsily humorous
Facetious
Extra; unnecessary; redundant
Superfluous
Arrogantly assertive of unproven ideas; stubbornly claiming that something is beyond dispute
Dogmatic
Hating humankind
Misanthropic
Overly dramatic; theatrical
Histrionic
Native; resticted to particular region or era; indigenous
Endemic
Hardworking; busy; quite diligent
Assiduous
Stressing usefullness or utility aboce all other qualities
Utilitarian
To attack, expecially the truth or integrity of something
Impugn
To revere; to treat as something holy, excecially because of great age
Venerate
To scold, usually in disappointment; to blame; to disgrace
Reproach
To bring into existance; to create, to cause
Engender
To make better or more tolerable
Ameliorate
Excessive love of ones body or oneself
Narcissism
A strong tast or liking for something
Penchant
One who attacks popular beliefs or instituions
Iconoclast
A dull or trite remark; a cliche
Platitude
The belief that there are no values or morals in the universe
Nihilism
To belittle; to say uncomplimentary things about
Disparage
To make worse
Exacerbate
To soothe; to pacify, to ease the pain of; to relieve
Assauge
To dry out
Desiccate
To convert from one religion or doctorine to another; to recruit converts to a religion or doctorine
Proselytize
Wild living; excessive intemperance
Debauchery
Something not typical; a deviation from the standard
Aberration
Substitute
Surrogate
Surplus; overabundance
Glut
A military action undertaken in revenge for another; an act of taking "an eye for an eye"
Reprisal
In name only; insignificant
Nominal
Charming in a rustic way; natually peaceful
Idyllic
Timid; lacking in self-confidence
Diffident
Unimaginative; banal
Pedestrian
Favorable; promising; pointing to a good result
Auspicious
Rude; cranky; ill-tempered
Petulant
Of doubtful authenticity; fictitious; spurious
Apocryphal
Required; necessary
Requisite
Eage to believe; gullible
Credulous
Lazy
Indolent