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salient
projecting or jutting beyond a line or surface, protruding, conspicuous
antediluvian
very old or antiquated
providential
happening as if through divine intervention, opportune
extraneous
not constituting a vital element or part, inessential, enrelated, irrelevant
recondite
not easily understood, abtruse
onus
something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility), a stigma, blame
expostulate
to reason earnestly with someone in as effort to dissuade or correct
elicit
to draw out or entice forth, to deduce bu reason or argument
pernicious
tending to cause death or serious injury, deadly
prate
talk idly and at length, chatter, empty foolish, or trivial talk, idle chatter
insular
relating to or characteristeic of and island, narrowly restricted (outlook or scope)
heinous
grossly wicked or reprehensible, abominable
aplomb
self confident, assurance, poise
intrinsic
of or relating to the essential nature of a thing, inherent
anathema
detested person, imprecation, curse, malediction
permeate
to spread or flow throughout, pervade
nebulous
cloudy, misty, ot hazy, lacking definite form or limits, vague
affable
easy & pleasant to speak to, approachable, gentle & gracious
acrimonious
sharp, bitter in language, or tone
requisite
required, essential, something that is indispensible
choleric
easily angered, bad tempered
elan
enthusiastic vigor and liveliness, distinctive style or flair
prolific
having the quality of generating, producing young or fruit, productive
paragon
model of excellence or perfection of a kind, a peerless example
ameliorate
make or become better ,improve
denizen
inhabitant, resident
deleterious
having harmful effects or injurious
assuage
to make (something burdensome or painful) less intense or severe
herculean
of unusual size power or difficulty
carnage
great destruction of life, as in battle, bloodshed, slaughter, massacre
ennui
listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest, boredom
ignoble
not noble in quality, character, or purpose.. base or mean
equivocate
deliberately ambiguous or unclear (on order to mislead)
perfidy
deliberate breach of faith, calculated violation of trust, treachery
surreptitious
obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means
odium
strong dislike contempt or aversion
curtail
cut short or reduce
extenuate
to make thin or slender, to draw out, to lessen or weaken the force of
erudite
characterized by extensive reading or knowledge, well instructed, learned
gauche
lacking social polish, tactless
mitigate
to moderate (a quality o condition) in force or intensity, alleviate
exhort
to urge by strong often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal
resilient
marked by the ability to recover readily, able to return to an original shape
foment
promote the growth of, incite
bulwark
something serving as a defense or safeguard
torpid
deprived of the power of motion or feeling, dormant, lethargic, apathetic
adamant
not capable of being diverted from a course, unsusceptible to persuasion
ostentatious
intended to attract notice and impress others, showy
abstemious
eat drink in moderation, sparingly used/consumed
enigmatic
not easily explained oraccounted for, obscure, puzzling
novice
a person new to a field or activity , a beginner
munificent
very liberal in giving, showing great generosity
archetype
original model, typical or perfect example
efficacious
producing or capable of producing a desired effect
epitome
a representitive or example of a class or type , a brief summary
cajole
to urge with gentle and repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery, wheedle
innuendo
an indirect or subtle (derogatory) implication in expression, an insinuation
contiguous
sharing an edge or boundry, touching, connected in time, uninterrupted
specious
presenting a pleasing appearance, deceptively attractive
stalwart
having or marked by imposing physical strength, firm and resolute, stout
impugn
attack as false or questionable, challenge in argument
vicarious
felt as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another
obdurate
hardened in feelings, unyielding, hard-hearted, stubbornly wicked
corpulent
obese, very fat
abet
approve, encourage, urge on & help
winsome
charming, often in a childlike or naive way
connoisseur
person with expert knowledge or training, especially in fine arts
transcend
to pass beyond the limits of, surpass, excel
blatant
conspicuously and offensively loud
florid
flushed with rosy color, ruddy , very ornate, flowery
mollify
to calm in temper or feeling , soothe
callow
lacking adult maturity or experience, immature
propensity
an innate inclination, a tendency
sartorial
of or relating to a tailor, tailoring, or tailored clothing
remonstrate
to say or plead in protest, objection, or reproof