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emollient
(adj) soothing, esp. to skin; making less harsh; mollifying; (n) an agent that softens or smoothes skin
banal
trite
promulgate
proclaim
tepid
lukewarm
belie
contradict
countenance
to approve, to tolerate
catholic
generalized
maladroit
clumsy
taciturn
silent
refulgent
(adj) radiant; shiny; brilliant
scour
to remove dirt and debris from; to rub and purge to clean
turpitude
depravity
inter
to bury; to deposit into earth or tomb
hedge
a calculatedly noncommittal or evasive statement
countermand
to revoke (a command) by a contrary order
abrogate
to abolish by authoritative action; ANNUL; NULLIFY
admonish
to give friendly earnest advice or encouragement to; to counsel
remunerate
to pay an equivalent for; to recompense
puissance
strength, power
officious
obliging; meddlesome
effervescent
to bubble; to show liveliness or exhilaration
vapid
lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force : FLAT, DULL, INSIPID
apostate
one who renounces a religious faith; one who defects from a previous loyalty
potentate
one who wields great power or sway
affectation
artificiality