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relevant
pertinent or important
candid
frank or honest
discernment
ability to see thing crisply, clearly, having insight
disdain
contempt, arrogant, scorn
abstract
lacking substance, theoretical
temperate
moderate, restrained, cautious
enigma
mystery
inevitable
bound to happen
eccentric
irregular, not conventional, off center
provincial
limited to outlook, narrow view
futile
without impact, hopeless
indifferent
lacking preference, neutral
apathy
lack of interest, or emotion
obscure
foggy, unclear
impartial
unbiased, neutral
objective
not having bias
revere
to worship and honor
discriminate
differentiate and make clear distinctions
denounce
condemn, speak out against strongly
innovate
create, introduce something new, originality
diverse
varied
benevolent
generous
pious
devoted, reverent
reverent
deep respect
conciliate
to make peace
resignation
acceptance
reticent
restrained speech, uncommunicative
anarchy
disorder, no central control
virulent
full of extreme hate
scrutinize
examine closely
discord
disagreement
resolute
firm determination
servile
submissive
acute
sharp, crisp
repudiate
to deny, reject
diligent
hard-working
superficial
only on the surface
lucid
clear, easy to understand
contempt
disdainful, scornful
aesthetic
artistic beauty
prodigal
extravagant and wasteful
augment
to increase
complacent
smug, self-centered
gravity
serious with a touch of solemn
solemn
sober delivery of something important
banal
ordinary
extoll
praise
deride
laugh at ridicule
euphony
pleasant sound
insipid
dull, bland
expedite
to make faster and easier
austere
stern, forbidding
heresy
opinion violently opposed by the establishment
guile
duplicitous, cunning, shrewd
shrewd-duplicitous
deceiving
squander
waste or lose
incessant
never ending
laudable
worthy of praise and support
deter
stop from happening
redundant
unnecessary repetition
provocative
attracting attention
depravity
moral corruption
infamous
wicked and disgraceful
deference
submission to another
tentative
not sure, temporary, experimental
novel
new and original
vacillate
indecisive and wavering
fervor
passion of commitment
pragmatic
practical, based on experience
rigorous
strict and severe
advocate
favor and support
alleviate
reduce and relieve
negligence
carelessness
conspicuous
standout, obvious
ascetic
self denying, alone
profound
insightful and deep
ironic
unexpected, satiric
dogmatic
arrogant proclaim (official announcement)
condone
pardon, overlook, permit to happen
dissent
disagreement
didactic
constructive, trying to help
disparate
different and incompatible
disparage
uncomplimentary attack
ephemeral
short lived, momentary
compliant
submissive, helpful
prosaic
dull and unimaginative
expedient
provide advantage in ones self interest
reprehensible
blameworthy
mitigate
to lessen the damage
stagnation
inactive, decay
censure
condemn severely
fastidious
careful and meticulous
belligerent
combative, quarrelsome
astute
intelligent and perceptive
exemplary
outstanding example
languish
depressed, soft, weak
indolent
lazy
reproach
expression of dissaproval
relegate
banish, send away, ostracize
anecdote
brief story
fallacious
false
acclaim
applause, admiration
onerous
difficult
repress
keep down
preclude
prevent
apprehensive
concerned and anxious
scanty
minimal and inadequate
volition
ones own choice
solemn
serious and grave
indolence
lazy
elusive
evasive, hard to pin down
efface
erase
taciturn
quiet, uncommunicative
ameliorate
improve and make more tolerable
acquiesce
agree by giving in
atrophy
waste away
dubious
doubtful
immutable
permanent forever
static
stationary not changing
credulous
gullible, naive
blasphemous
irreverent (disrespectful), ungodly
coalesce
bring things together
lax
relaxed, careless
cryptic
mysterious
levity
frivolous, lightness
ambivalent
not sure
exhaustive
thorough and complete
caustic
rough corrosive burning
inadvertent
unintentional
extraneous
not relevant and unnecessary
esoteric
obscure, not easily understood
amiable
friendly and agreeable
sycophant
suck up
innate
inborn, inherent
incongruous
out of place
unprecedented
never happened before
digress
to get off subject
appease
to pacify and soothe, influence peace
frivolous
not serious and flighty
sage
wise and experienced
tangible
touchable
indulgent
easy going, lenient
scrupulous
careful ethical and strict
refute
disprove
respite
rest
stoic
suffer for benefit
hedonistic
pleasure seeker
benefactor
donor
idiom
term that is in vernacular, applies to certain group of people
apocryphal
doubtful origin
virtuoso
masterful person
animosity
anger
furtive
sly, secretive
torpor
sluggish, lethargy
prodigious
extraordinarily enormous
vehemence
strong passion
assuage`
relieve
fortuitous
positive accident, occurring by chance,
trepidation
fear and worry
desecrate
violate something holy, profane
bastion
stronghold, fortress
amass
accumulate valuable things
hackneyed
overused, trite
fickle
unpredictable, frequent changing of interests
lethargy
laziness
auspicious
favorable, promising
voluminous
roomy, capacious
amity
old ties of love and friendship
stringent
strict, restrictive
supercilious
above it all, patronizing
prudent
careful and thouhgtful
pedestrian
common ordinary
innocuous
not harmful
augment
enhance
ambiguous
foggy, vague
paucity
scarcity
rescind
repeal cancel revoke
zealous
devoted to cause, fervor
benign
gentle and mild
compliant
helpful and submissive
emulate
follow an example
contrite
apologetic and remorseful
facilitate
make easier and functional
recalcitrant
stubborn and defiant
ambulatory
able to move
diffident
lack of confidence, timid
drone
carry on in dull manner
mar
spoil, disfigure
nullify
cancel
enthrall
to thrill
heed
pay attention
hindrance
obstacle interference
irascible
anger and irritability
nostalgia
sentimental longing
pretentious
pompous, self important
saccharine
too sweet
stanza
section of poem or verse
dearth
lack of
blithe
casual
forebear
refrain from and abstain
tenacious
tough, hard to defeat
parsimony
stingy and cheap
propriety
proper with good manners
vex
annoy and irritate
manifest
evident, visible
contentious
quarrelsome, argumentative
lament
to mourn
arbiter
one who decides, authority
allusion
indirect reference
inherent
essential nature of something
paradox
seems true but CONTRADICTORY
cynic
one that thinks people are motivated purely by self interest
consensus
general agreement, unanimity
exposition
explaining, expounding or stating
sagacious
wise
pervade
to spread throughout
precipitous
dangerously high, abrupt
discourse
to converse, talk and discuss
sanction
authorize, approve, ratify
genial
cheerful and pleasant
indulgent
lenient, want to desire, goodwill
inert
inactive, sluggish
erratic
unpredictable
luminous
giving off light
placid
calm and peaceful
exuberant
joyful, vigorous, excited
impede
stop, hinder
audacity
boldness, reckless daring,
impertinence
rudeness
indignant
upset resistance
implicit
implied rather than stated
superfluous
unnecessary, not important
litigate
legal proceeding
bereft
deprive of and leave desolate
corroborate
confirm, support
frenetic
frantic frenzy
feasible
something that can be done
forebear
restrain
vindicate
clear from blame and suspicion, exonerate
squalid
filthy, retched
inept
clumsy and incompetent
disseminate
spread across
eclectic
separate but drawn from many sources
decorous
good taste and orderly
infer
deduce
ostentatious
conspicuous consumption, showing off
plumb
measure depth
spurious
false and bogus
subjugate
subdue and dominate
antipathy
opposition to something
dissonant
lacking harmony
palliate
hide seriousness of something
substantive
meaningful
surreptitious
sly and sneaky
equivocal
open to more than one interpretation, ambiguous
impervious
not penetrable or affected by
laconic
using very few words
sullen
sulky, gloomy
tacit
implied without speaking
tractable
easy to control
impromptu
done without planning
debauchery
corrupt sensuality
cacophony
harsh mix of sounds
implement
carryout execute
ingenuous
naive, innocent due to lack of wisdom
pungent
strong taste or smell
facetious
humor by not being serious
petulant
rude and pushy
deleterious
causing harm or damage
fecund
fertile and productive
hermetic
sealed and closed off
salubrious
promoting good health
foster
promote growth and development
rampant
constant
rampart
fortification of defense, wall
temerity
boldness, recklessness, audacity
truculent
brutal, hostile
incisive
cutting to the point
aberrant
not typcal
fecund
fertile and productive
hermetic
sealed and closed off
salubrious
promoting good health
foster
promote growth and development
rampant
constant
rampart
fortification of defense, wall
temerity
boldness, recklessness, audacity
truculent
brutal, hostile
incisive
cutting to the point
aberrant
not typical
alacrity
cheerful readiness
allocate
to divide
beget
cause or produce
conundrum
puzzle
debacle
disaster
exorbitant
excessively high priced
garrulous
talkative
intransigent
unwilling to change, uncompromising
turpitude
wickedness, depravity, evil
axiom
widely accepted saying
beneficent
doing good
circumlocution
wordy and vague
impugn
attack ones integrity
incursion
hostile invasion
placate
make someone less angry, pacify, appease
invective
abusive insults
temperament
ones nature, character, disposition
antiseptic
free from germs and clean
accolade
award as a honor
assiduous
showing great care, diligent and hard working
brook
tolerate something
desiccate
dried out
erudite
showing great knowledge
flag (verb)
slow down and weaken
impudent
not showing proper respect, impertinent, insolent
baleful
menacing, threat harm
exigent
demanding
exonerate
release from blame
improvident
lacking foresight, thoughtless
ineluctable
unavoidable
ossify
turn into bone
probity
strong moral principles
proselytize
convert formally
pundit
expert
recondite
hard to understand, abstruse
vacuous
not smart
Coda
last passage of music, end of song
gainsay
deny
abstruse
hard to understand
cognizant
aware and observant
garner
gather and store
obdurate
inflexible and stubborn
ribald
vulgar
sinuous
curvy
repugnant
distasteful or offensive
taut
pulled tight
cajole
persuade
discomfit
embarrass
accretion
add by growth or addition
contentious
stubbornly rebellious
hone
sharpen
insolvent
unable to pay bills
ligneous
woodlike
motility
spontaneous movement
munificent
overly generous
neophyte
beginner
saturnine
sluggish gloomy temperament
veracity
truthfulness
panegyric
praise through speech
pedagogue
meticulous teacher
welter
confused group
disavow
deny
pious
reverent but with false sincerity