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legerdemain
sleight of hand, cleveryly executed trick
puerile
childish, immature
complicity
conspiracy, partnership in wrong doing
transmute
to transform to a higher state
abstruse
difficult to understand
edify
to instruct, improve
supercilious
haughty, proud
dissemble
to disguise, conceal under a false appearance
vacuous
empty, vacant
capacious
roomy spacious
mnemonic
helping or pertaining to the memory
sonorous
resonant, deep, full, and rich in sound
admonish
to warn or notify of a fault or error
paradigm
an example
circuitous
roundabout, not straightforward
vindicate
to clear from blame
bucolic
rural, rustic
ostracize
to banish, send into exile
plethora
an excess, surplus
proclivity
an inclination, liking
commensurate
proportionate, corresponding in amount
incessant
constant, uninterrupted
sycophant
a flatterer, a parasite
tangential
not closely related
tenable
defensible, reasonable
impalpable
incapable of being felt or understood
odious
hateful, detestable
ubiquitous
existing or seeming to exist everywhere
ruminate
to turn over in the mind, think about again and again
remuneration
payment, compensation
peccadillo
a small sin, slight offense
cacophony
a harsh, jarring sound
refractory
stubborn and disobedient
supine
lying down on the back
iconoclast
a person who attacks cherished or popular beliefs
banal
common, ordinary
heterodox
having or expressing an opinion different from the accepted oppinion
enervate
to weaken, drain of energy
grandiloquent
characterized by lofty, high flown language
levity
lightness or gaiety of manner or expression
lugubrious
mournful and gloomy
equanimity
composure, calmness
stricture
a criticism, critical comment
infinitesimal
too small to be measured or calculated
opulent
rich, wealthy
goad
to prod or urge to action
disparage
to belittle, depreciate
malinger
to pretend to be sick to avoid work or duty
discursive
rambling, wandering from one subject to another
aver
to state positively