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vindicated
freed from blame
transitory
short lived; temporary
timorous
timid; fearful about the future
tenuous
having little substance or strength;unsure; weak
superfluous
extra; unnecessary
stoic
indifferent to pain or pleasure; impassive
spurious
not genuine; false; counterfeit
rancorous
hateful; marked by deep-seated ill will
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
prosaic
unimaginative; dull
profound
having great depth; seriousness
plausible
seemingly valid or acceptible; credible
pervasive
dispersed throughout
penitent
expressing remorse to one's misdeeds
paramount
of chief concern or importance
ostentatious
describing a showy or pretentious display
ornate
elaborately decorative
obstinate
stubbornly adhering to an opinion
objectivity
treating facts uninfluenced by emotion
obdurate
stubborn; inflexible
novel
strikingly new or unusual
mollify
to calm or soothe
maverick
one who resists adherance to a group
laudatory
giving praise
inveterate
long established; deep-rooted; habitual
innovative
introducing something new
inherent
in born; built-in
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
impartial
not in favor one side or the other; unbiased
idealize
to consider perfect
hackneyed
worn out from over use; trite
gratuitious
given freely; unearned; unwarranted
florid
expressing flowery or elaborate speech
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
egregious
conspiciously bad or offensive
eclectic
made up of varieties of different sources or styles
dubious
doubtful; of unlikely
authenticity
diligent
marked by painstaking effort; hard working
contemporary
current, modern; from the same time
comprehensive
large in scope or content
cogent
convincing; reasonable
candor
sincerity;openness
benevolent
well meaning; generous
auspicious
favorable; promising
apathetic
feeling or showing little emothion
ambivalent
simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
alleviate
to ease a pain or a burden
aesthetic
having to do with the appreciation of beauty
abstract
general; not concrete