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To be indecisive; to waver
Vacillate
To accumulate
Amass
To come together as one; fuse; unite
Coalesce
To spread the seeds of something; scatter; to make widely known
Disseminate
To moderate the effect of something
Mitigate
Violent breakdown; sudden overthrow; overwhelming defeat
Debacle
Scarcity
Paucity
An award; an honor
Accolade
Humuliation; embarrassed siappointment
Chagrin
A ludicrous, mocking, orexaggerated imitation
Burlesque
Intended to teach; morally instructive; pedantic
Didactic
Wastefully extravagant
Prodigal
Stubbornly defiant of authority or control; disobedient
Recalcitrant
False; fake
Spurious
Having to do with artistic beauty; artistic
Aesthetic
Original; unspoiled; pure
Pristine
Hard to understand; understood by only a select few; peculiar
Esoteric
Harmless; producing no injury; unlikely to give offense
Innocuous
Sneaky; secret
Surreptitious
Unadorned; stern; forbidding; without excess
Austere
To free completely from blame; to exculpate
Exonerate
to publicly take back and deny; to openly confess error
Recant
To break up into opposing factions or groupings
Polarize
To subdue and dominate; to enslave
Subjugate
To darken; to confuse; to make confusing
Obfuscate
One who decides; a judge
Arbiter
Will; conscious choice
Volition
Environment; surroundings
Milieu
Irreverence; an insult to soemthing held sacred; profanity
Blasphemy
Properness; good manners
Propriety
Uncompromising; stubborn
Intransigent
Frantic; frenzied
Frenetic
Relating to land; relating to the management or farming of land
Agrarian
Scholarly; deeply leanred
Erudite
Fragrant
Redolent
Not controlled by conscience; unscrupulous
Unconscionable
Dull; bland; banal
Insipid
Abundantly productice; fruitful or fertile
Prolific
Passionate
Ardent
Cutting right to the heart of hte matter
Incisive