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Aesthetic
Dealing with, or appreciative of art or the beautiful
Canon
an established set of principles or laws often religious
Catalyst
a substance that accelerates a reaction; a person or thing that causes change
Discretion
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
Disinterested
Free of bias; impartial
Dogmatic
expression of rigid opinion based on unproved principles
Empirical
based on observation or experiment
Gregarious
Social; outgoing; enjoying the company of others (extrovert)
Heretical
Violating accepted dogma
Hyperbole
an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
Inert
unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
Morose
sad; sullen
Opaque
impenetrable or not reflective to light
Oscillation
state of swinging back and forth with a steady rhythm
Peruse
to examine with great care
Precursor
one that precedes and indicates or announces another
Preen
to groom oneself with elaborate care; to dress up; to primp
Prodigious
abundant in size, force, or extent; extraordinary
Prolific
producing in large volumes or amounts; productive
Sanction
authoritative permission; a penalty intended to enforce compliance
Satire
a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor
Stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain; steadfast
Torpid
lethargic; sluggish; dormant
Ubiquitous
existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; widespread
Viscous
thick; sticky