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sagacious
having a keen sense of perception; wise or discerning
debonair
gentle; courteous; charming; of good upbringing.
defunct
having ceased to exist or live
facilitate
to assist or make easier
obstinate
sticking to an opinion or course of action despite reason; stubborn
virtuoso
one who is a master in the art of something
cantankerous
ill-natured and quarrelsome
malleable
bendable or able to be formed by pressure
macabre
having death as the subject; dwelling on the grotesque
acumen
keeness of insight; quickness and accuracy of judgement
insidious
alluring but harmful, attempting to work evil in a stealthy manner
sedition
conduct or language inciting rebellion against authority
tenacity
the condition or quality of persistence
juxtapose
to place side by dside for comparison or effect
jocular
inclined to joking; meant in jest
ostentatious
showy, boastful, attempting to impress
nefarious
extremely wicked or infamous; evil
coalesce
to grow together or come together as a whole
austere
harsh, strict, or severe in discipline
euphoria
happy feeling, strong feeling of bell-being, elation.
dearth
shortage, scarcity
tyranny
a government where absolute power is vested in a single controlling person
oblivious
unaware, unnoticing
provincial
narrow-minded, unsophisticated, rustic
precarious
unstable, uncertain, dangerous
servile
overly submissive, without strong will, like a servant
capricious
fickle, unpredictable, whimsical
corroborate
to confirm or to substantiate
acquiesce
to agree or consent to an opinion
augment
to increase or add to; make larger
caustic
burning; sarcastic; harsh
depravity
moral corruption; badness
avert
to prevent, turn away, to avoid
altruistic
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness
divisive
causing dissent, discord
expunge
to obliterate, eradicate. to erase or strike out
hegemony
domination over others
heinous
wicked, repugnant
mercurial
tempermental, quick to change
quixotic
idealistic without regard to practicality
serendipity
good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
viscous
syrupy, resistant to free flowing
grandiose
unnecessary or feigned greatness of scope or intent
incendiary
causing or capable of causing fire. inflammatory, causing action or rebellion
blithe
carefree and lighthearted; lacking or showing a lack of due concern; casual
ruminate
to contemplate or reflect on over and over again in the mind
debunk
to expose or ridicule the falseness or exxagerated claims of a source
elucidate
to clarify, explain; to make more comprehensible
obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect. blunt (as in an object)