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ameliorate
to make better
ascetic
one who practices rigid self denial, esp as act of religious devotion
austere
bare, simple, without adornment
axiom
a universally recognized principle
axiomatic
taken as a given
bucolic
rustic and pastoral
canonical
following or in agreement with accepted traditional standards
contentious
argumentative
culpable
deserving blame
disabuse
to set right
effrontery
extreme boldness
ephemeral
brief, fleeting
erudite
very learned
extemporaneous
improvised
facetious
playful
fulminate
to loudly attack or denounce
hyperbole
an exaggerated statement
lucid
clear
oscillation
the act or state of swinging back and forth
paean
a song or hymn of praise
penurious
thrifty
perfidy
intentional breach of faith, treachery
pernicious
extremely harmful
perspicacious
actutely perceptive
precipitate
acting with haste or impulse
predilection
preference
prolific
productive
qualms
misgivings
quiescence
stillness
recant
to retract
redoubtable
awe-inspiring
reticent
quiet
sordid
foul, characterized by filth
squalid
sordid, foul
stoic
indifferent, unaffected
stymie
to block, thwart
supplant
take place of
torpid
lethargic, sluggish
torque
foce that causes rotation
ubiquitous
existing everywhere
veracity
truthfulness, honesty
vilify
to defame, characterize harshly
virulent
extremely harmful