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a trite remark or statement
platitude
careless; irresponsible
feckless
something false or empty that is supposed to be genuine
sham
required, compulsory
mandatory
troublesome; oppressive
onerous
a conquerer
conquistador
losing foliage after the growing season
deciduous
a combination of independent businesses
cartel
required; essential
requisite
to pretend to be ill to avoid work
malinger
being or taking a roundabout course
circuitous
the musical interval or eight full tones
octave
to conclude without sufficient evidence
surmise
the close imitation of the speech of another
mimicry
failure to fulfill an obligation
default
an interpretation of a musical score
rendition
the act or instance of seeking or pursuing something
quest
the process of gaining possession
acquisition
sparing; moderate
abstemious
the act of escaping or avoiding by cleverness
evasion
to strive to equal or excel
emulate
exceeding what is necessary or natural
redundant
of the art of cultivation
horticultural
repeated significant phrase that indentifies an idea
motif
emotional or intellectual obligation
commitment
to examine, verify, or correct
audit
done or made in good faith; sincere
bona fide
to give a false appearance of
feign
to abolish or annul by authority
abrogate
pertaining to or resembling a tree
arboreal
to increase or grow; accumulate
accrue
to indicate or warn of in advance
presage
the process of beginning to grow
germination
a corporation
conglomerate
the condition of being temporarily set aside
abeyance
to repeat in concise form
recapitualte
difficult to understand
abstruse
condition of being legally responsible
liability
a payment receieved in addition to a regular wage
perquisite
to avoid habitually; shun
eschew
an article of trade that can be transported
commodity
something that takes the place of another
surrogate
green with vegetation
verdant
written evidence of ownership
security
to escape from, as if by cunning or daring
elude
the text of an opera or other dramatic musical work
libretto
any of the powers possessed by the human mind
faculty
a harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds
dissonance
perhaps, possibly
perchance
having pertinence or relevance
relative
relative lacking freshness or originality; trite
banal
to neglect, put off, or avoid discharging (a duty)
shirk
of conclusions reached through logic
theoretical
an original type or form that serves as a model
prototype
required to answer for one's actions
accountable
imposed as an obligation or duty
incumbent
lax in attending to duty
remiss
decpetion by trickery
chicanery
unquestionable; true
veritable
profitable; producing wealth
lucrative
eager to learn; curious
inquistive
animals of a certain region, period, or environment
fauna
abounding in trees; wooded
sylvan
keenness of perception; wisdom
sagacity
to avoid by or as if passing around
circumvent
indirect; not straightforward
oblique
to have an influence on
affect
to command slemnly, as under oath
adjure
to reach the highest point or degree
culminate
most favorable or advantageous; best
optimum
a man engaged to be married
fiancé
the most complete instance
quintessence
the typical or perfect example of an entire class or type
epitome
to go free of bias or self-interest
disinterested
one who does not accept a particular faith
infidel
a person to whom secrets are confided
confidant
without equal; unmatched
peerless
to obscure or overshadow the importance of
eclipse
to come before in time
precede
to take revenge or get satisfaction for
avenge
faithfulness to obligations or duties
fidelity
written statement sworn before an official
affidavit
the highest point; peak
zenith
impossible to imitate or copy
inimitable
not paying attention; indifferent
uninterested
to say or express indirectly
imply
to give false testimony under oath
perjure
the loyalty of a vassal to his feudal lord
fealty
not to be excelled; supreme
sublime
without flaw; perfect
impeccable
vengeance; retaliation
revenge
something brought about by a cause or agent
effect
authority, power, or control
jurisdiction
to produce as if by magic
conjure