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Ingenuous
artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
Inured
Accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
Easily angered; prone to tempermental out bursts
Laud
To praise highly
Lucid
Clear; easily understood
Magnanimity
The quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving
Martial
Associated with war and the armed forces
Mundane
Of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
Nascent
Coming into being; in early developmental stages
Nebulous
Vague; cloudy; lacking clearly defined form
Neologism
a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
Noxious
Harmful; injurious
Obtuse
Lacking shrpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
Obviate
To anticipate and make unnecessary
Onerous
Troubling; burdensome
Paen
A song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
Parody
A humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
Perennial
Recurrent throught the year or many years; happening repeatedly
Perfidy
Intentional breach of faith; treachery
Perfunctory
Cursory; done wihtout care or interest
Perspicacious
Acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
Prattle
To babble meantinglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
Precipitate (adj)
Acting with excessive haste or impulse
Precipitate (verb)
to cause or happen before anticipated or required
predilection
a disposition in favor of something ; preference
Prescience
Foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring
Prevaricate
To deliberately avoid the truty; to mislead
Qualms
Misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
Recant
To retract, esp. a previously held belief
Refute
To disprove; to successfully argue against
Relegate
To forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or poisition
Reticent
quiet; reserved; reluctant ot express thoughts and feelings
Solicitous
Concerned and attentive; eager
Sordid
Characterized by filth, grime, or squalor; foul
Sporadic
Occurring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
Squander
To waste by spending or using irresponsibly
Static
Not moving, acitvek or in motionp; at rest
Stupefy
To stun, baffle, or amaze
Stymie
To block; thrwart
Synthesis
The combination of parts to make a whole
Torque
A force that causes rotation
Tortuous
Winding;twisting; excessively complicated
Truculent
Fierce and cruel; eager to fight
Veracity
Truthfulness; honesty
Virulent
Extremely hharmful or poisonous;bitterly hostile or antagonistic
Voracious
having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
Waver
To move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion