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adj. able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property - greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive
acquisitive
v. to claim or take without right - expropriate, usurp, commandeer
arrogate
adj. hackneyed, trite, commonplace - stale, insipid
banal
v. to work on excessively; to thrash soundly; overwork
belabor
adj. tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; n. petty, nagging criticism - adj. nit-picking, caviling
carping
adj. holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful - connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
coherent
v. to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid - harden, jell, coagulate, solidify
congeal
v. to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model - copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to
emulate
n. a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute - panegyric, eulogy, commendation
encomium
v. to avoid, shun, keep away from - abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
eschew
adj. relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting - pertinent
germane
adj. so great or demanding as not to be satisfied - unquenchable, revenous, voracious
insatiable
adj. refusing to compromise, irreconcilable - uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
intransigent
adj. offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment - malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
invidious
n. generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions - liberality, munificence, bounty
largesse
n. a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination - scouting expedition
reconnaissance
v. to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to - verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
substantiate
adj. habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little - tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic
taciturn
v. to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise - hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
temporize
adj. capable of being held or defended - defensible, justifiable, maintainable
tenable