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content
claim; thesis
contentious
quarrelsome
contrite
penitent
conundrum
riddle; difficult problem
craven
cowardly
daunt
intimidate; frigthen
default
failure to act
delineate
portray; depict; sketch
denigrate
blacken
deterrent
something that discourages; hinderance
dichotomy
split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
diffuse
wordy; rambling; spread out (like a gas)
discordand
not harmonious; conflicting
disingenuous
lacking genuine candor; insincere
disinterested
unprejudiced
disparage
belittle
dissolution
disintegration; looseness in morals
distend
expand; swell out
divest
strip; deprive
ebullient
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
effrontery
impudence; shameless boldness; sheer nerve; presumptuousness
elicit
draw out by discussion
endemic
prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
equanimity
calmness of temperament; composure
equivocate
lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
extrapolation
projection; conjecture
facetious
joking (often inappropriately); humorous
fallacious
false; misleading
fatuous
brainless; inane; foolish, yet smug
felicitous
apt; suitably expressed; well chosen