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sagacious
wise; possessing wisdom derived from experience or learning
connoisseur
an expert, particularly in matter of art or taste
precipitate
to cause to happen abruptly
allusion
an indirect reference to something else, especially something in literature; a hint
pervade
to spread throughout
inept
clumsy; incompetent
exposition
expounding or explaining; explanatory treatise
paradox
a true statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems to contradict itself; an untrue statement or phenomenon that nonetheless seems logical
abstinent
abstaining; voluntarily not doing something
polemic
a powerful argument made in refutation of something
comprehensive
covering or including everything
arbiter
one who decides; a judge
levee
an embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river
feasible
able to be done
consensus
unanimity or near unanimity
contentious
argumentative; quarelsome
erratic
unpredictable or wandering
genre
an artistic class or category
exuberant
extremely joyful or vigorous; profuse in growth
manifest
visible; evident
indulgent
lenient; yielding to desire
frenetic
frantic; frenzied
genial
cheerful and pleasant; friendly; helpful
cynic
one who deeply distrusts human nature; one who
believes people are motivated only by selfishness
audacity
boldness; reckless daring; impertinence
squalid
filthy; repulsive; wretched; degraded
permeate
to spread or seep through; to penetrate
partisan
one who supports a particular person, cause, or idea
discourse
to converse; to formally discuss a subject
bereave
to deprive or leave desolate, especially through death
conjure
to summon or bring into being as if by magic
lament
to mourn
sanction
authorize or approve; ratify or confirm
vex
to annoy; to pester; to confuse
luminous
giving off light; glowing; bright
conventional
common; customary; unexceptional
renaissance/renascence
a rebirth or revival
anomaly
an aberration; an irregularity
superfluous
extra; unnecessary
inherent
part of the essential nature of something; intrinsic
litigate
to try in court; to engage in legal proceedings
synthesis
the combining of parts to form a whole
implicit
implied rather than expressly stated
tractable
easily managed or controlled; obedient
indignant
angry, especially as a result of something unjust or unworthy
conciliatory
making peace; attempting to resolve a dispute through goodwill
impede
to hinder; to obstruct; to slow something down
piquant
pungent
placid
pleasantly calm; peaceful
corroborate
to confirm; to back up with evidence
inert
inactive; sluggish; not reacting chemically
flippant
frivolously shallow and disrespectful
forbear
to refrain from; to abstain
substantive
having substance; real; essential; solid; substantial
vindicate
to clear from all blame or suspicion
satiric
using sarcasm or irony
frugal
economical; penny-pinching
subjugate
to subdue and dominate; to enslave
palliate
to hide the seriousness of something with excuses or apologies
idyllic
charming in a rustic way; naturally peacefull
impromptu
without preparation; on the spur of the moment
decorous
in good taste; orderly
surreptitious
sneaky; secret
visionary
a dreamer; someone with impractical goals or ideas about the future
sullen
gloomy or dismal
plumb
to measure the depth of something
reciprocal
mutual; shared; interchangeable
ostentatious
excessively conspicuous; showing off
parallel
a comparison made between two things
antipathy
firm dislike; dislike; hatred
equivocal
ambiguous; intentionally confusing; capable of being interpreted in more than one way
qualify
to modify or restrict
laconic
using few words, especially to the point of being rude
sterile
unimaginative; unfruitful; infertile
prodigy
an extremely talented child; an extraordinary accompishment or occurence
judicious
exercising sound judgment
impervious
not allowing anything to pass through; impenetrable
eclectic
choosing the best from many sources; drawn from many sources
tacit
implied; not spoken
pathology
the science of diseases; any deviation from a healthy, normal condition
pristine
original; unspoiled; pure
mandatory
authoritatively ordered or commanded; necessary
spurious
doubtful; bogus; false
dissonant
inharmonious; in disagreement
infer
to conclude; to deduce
debauchery
corruption by sensuality; intemperance; wild living
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely