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abstract
general, not concrete
aesthetic
having to do with the appreciation of beauty
alleviate
to ease pain or a burden
ambivalent
simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
apathetic
feeling or showing little emotion
auspicious
favorable; promising
benevolent
well-meaning; generous
candor
sincerity ; openness
cogent
convincing; reasonable
comprehensive
large in scope of content
contemporary
current, modern, from the same time
conviction
a fixed or strong belief
diligent
marked by painstaking effort, hard-working
dubious
doubtful, of unlikely authenticity
eclectic
made up of a variety of sources or styles
egregious
conspicously bad or offensive
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
florid
descibing flowery or elaborate speech
gratuitous
given freely; unearned; unwarranted
hackneyed
worn-out through overuse; trite
idealize
to consider perfect
impartial
not in favor of one side or the other; unbiased
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
inherent
inborn; built-in
innovative
introducing something new
inveterate
long established; deep-rooted; habitual
laudatory
giving praise
maverick
one who resists adherence to a group
mollify
to calm or to soothe
novel
strikingly new or unusual
obdurate
stubborn, inflexible
objectivity
treating facts uninfluenced by emotion
obstinate
stubbornly adhering to an opinion
ornate
elaborately decorated
ostentatious
describing a showy or pretentious display
paramount
a chief concern or importance
penitent
expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
pervasive
dispersed throughout
plausible
seemingly valid or acceptable; credible
profound
having great depth or seriousness
prosaic
unimaginative; dull
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
rancorous
hateful; marked by deep-seated ill will
spurious
not genuine;false'counterfeit
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive
superfluous
extra;unnecessary
tenuous
having little substance or strength;unsure;weak
timorous
timid, fearful about the future
transitory
short-lived; temporary
vindicated
freed from blame
nefarious
extremely wicked, corrupt, treacherous
disingenuous
cunning, deceitful, two-faced
lament
grieve, regret, mourn
piety
devotion,loyalty
dissipate
consume, deplete, dissolve
nihilist (nihilism)
rebel, terrorist, insurgent, revolter
iniquity
evil, injustice, unfairness, cruelness
predilection
bias, preference, weakness, mind-set
ascertain
ensure, confirm, discover, verify
appease
satisfy, pacify, soothe
loathsome
hateful, revolting
incense
anger, enrage, infuriate
ascribe
charge, assign, accredit, entrust, empower
afflicted
altered, moved, impressed, influenced
contentious
aggressive, threatening, hostile
effrontery
arrogance, impudence
unintelligible
not understandable, unclear
inaudibly
silently, unclearly
indictment
accusation, presecution, incrimination