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LEVITY
sluggishness; laziness; drowsiness; indifference
PEDANTIC
boringly scholarly or academic
CENSURE
to condemn severely for doing something bad
REPREHENSIBLE
worthy of blame or censured
PEDESTRIAN
unimaginative; banal
PRECEPT
a rule to live by; a principle establishing a certain type of action/behavior
MORSE
gloomy; sullen
MUNDANE
ordinary; pretty boring
SLOTH (SLOTHFUL)
laziness; sluggishness
SOPORIFIC
sleep inducing; extremely boring; very sleepy
UTOPIA
ideal society
VAPID
without inveliness; dull; spiritless
INDIFFERENT
not caring; apathetic
EXTOL
to praise highly; to lent
GLUT
surpluses; an overabundance
COPIOUS
abundant; plentiful
PRECLUDE
to prevent something from ever happening
TANGIBLE
touchable
AMIABLE
friendly and agreeable in disposition; good natured and likeable
BELLIGERENT
- inclined / eager to fight; hostile or aggressive
AQUIESCE
to comply passively; to accept; to assent; to agree
DISPARAGE
to belittle; to say uncomplimentary things about, usually in a somewhat indirect way
BREVITY
briefness
SUPERFICIAL
on the surface only; shallow; not through
INANE
silly, senseless
PROFOUND
deep (as in understanding, intelligence, respect, etc)
DEBAUCHERY
wild living, excessive intemperance
INCORRIGIBLE
incapable of being reformed
TIRADE
prolonged bitter speech
DEFAME
to libel or slander; to ruin the good
DISCRIMINATING
treat others differently becuase of thier looks
PERVASIVE
quality/ability to permeate
EMPHATICALLY
Without doubt, emphasizing
INADVERTENTLY
Lack of care
IMPERMISSIBLE
not allowed
INCOMPETENT
not qualified
CONTEMPORARY
current, modern
LIBERATING
to set free
CURTAIL
to cut short reduce
DEBUNK
to expose or ridicule the falseness
DEVIANCE
different
VIABLE
capable of success or containing effectiveness; practicable
SUBTLETIES
things/qualities/conditions that are not immediately obvious; fine distinctions
SUBURBAN
of, relating to, or characteristics of a residential area outlying a city
MORES
the accepted customs and usages of a particular group
PASSIVITY
the quality of being submissive, of being subjected, to an action without responding (watching TV)
ADAGE
a wise old saying
RAPPORT
a relationship of mutual trust or affinity
COGENT
convincing appealing to the intellect or power of reasoning
DUPLICITY
the act of being two-faced; deception
FURTIVE
secretive sly
FUTILE
useless hopeless
Nebulous
cloudy, misty, hazy
Intangible
something that can’t be touched, sensed, perceived
Compelling
forceful, exerting a great deal of pressure or force
Profuse
plentiful
Plethora
a superabundance: and excess
Convoluted
intricate; complex(usually in a confusing way)
Enigma
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; a difficult problem or riddle
Eccentric
departing from a recognized conventional, or established norm or pattern; strange.
Metropolis
a major city, especially the chief city of a country or region
Gluttonous
indulging in something to excess; voracious
Contemptuous
manifesting or feeling the attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior of worthless; scornful
Opulent
possessing or exhibiting great wealth
Impoverished
reduced to poverty
Amalgam
a combination of diverse elements a mixture
Demeaned
to lower in character, quality or value; debase
Scanty
barely sufficient or adequate
Holistic
concerned with wholes rather that analysis or separation into pares
Sanguine
cheerfully confidence; optimistic
Articulate
expressing one self easily in clear and effective language
Coronation
the act or ceremony of crowning a sovereign
Sovereign
having supreme rank or power
Stellar
of or relating to a star performer
Affluent
generously supplied with money property or possessions; rich and prosperous
Burgeoning
growing or flourishing
Pronounced
strongly marked; distinct
Euphemism
pleasant or inoffensive expression used in place of an unpleasant or offensive one.
Equivocal
intentionally ambiguous intentionally confusing
Egregious
extremely bad
Misanthropic
hating mankind
Mendacious
lying dishonest
Congenial
agreeably suitable; pleasant
Eminent
well known and respected; standing out from all others in quality or accomplishment outstanding
Exhort
to urge strongly; to give a serious warning to