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Acquisitive
1. Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess.
2. Tending to acquire and retain ideas or information: an acquisitive mind
Arrogate
1. To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate: Presidents who have arrogated the power of Congress to declare war.
2. To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner.
Banal
Drearily commonplace and often predictable; trite
Belabor
1. To attack with blows; hit, beat, or whip
2. To assail verbally.
3. To discuss repeatedly or at length; harp on: Don't belabor the point
Carping
1.To find fault in a disagreeable way; complain fretfully.
2.A fretful complaint
Coherent
1. Sticking together; cohering.
2.Marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts: a coherent essay.
Congeal
To solidify by or as if by freezing:
Emulate
1. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation: an older pupil whose accomplishments and style I emulated.
2.To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with
Encomium
Warm, glowing praise.
Eschew
To avoid; shun
Germane
Being both pertinent and fitting
Insatiable
Impossible to satiate or satisfy: an insatiable appetite; an insatiable hunger for knowledge
Intransigent
Refusing to moderate a position, especially an extreme position; uncompromising
invidious
1.Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment:
2. Containing or implying a slight; discriminatory
3.Envious.
largesse
1. Generosity of spirit or attitude.
2.Liberality in bestowing gifts, especially in a lofty or condescending manner
Reconnaissance
An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information
Substantiate
To support with proof or evidence; verify:
Taciturn
Habitually untalkative
Temporize
To engage in discussions or negotiations, especially so as to achieve a compromise or gain time
Tenable
Capable of being maintained in argument; rationally defensible