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acumen
keen, accurate judgment or insight
adulterate
to reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients
aver
to state as a fact, to declare or assert
bombastic
pompous, grandiloquent
dissemble
to disguise or conceal, to mislead
endemic
characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
evanescent
tending to disappear like vapor, vanishing
fortuitous
happening by accident or chance, lucky/fortunate
None
germane
relevant to the subject at hand, appropriate in subject matter
hackneyed
rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
halcyon
calm and peaceful
hedonism
devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp to the pleasures of the senses
hegemony
the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
iconoclast
one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
impassive
revealing no emotion
impunity
immunity from punishment or penalty
inchoate
in an initial state, not fully formed
insipid
without taste or flavor, lacking in spirit, bland
mendacity
the condition of being untruthful, dishonesty
mitigate
to make or become less severe or intense, to moderate
obdurate
unyielding, hardhearted, intractable
obsequious
exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
occlude
to obstruct or block
opprobrium
disgrace, contempt, scorn
pedantic
overly concerned with the trivial details of learning or education, show-offish about one’s knowledge
penury
poverty, destitution
pith
the essential or central part
pithy
precise and brief
platitude
a superficial remark, esp one offered as meaningful
polemical
controversial, argumentative
prodigal
recklessly wasteful, extravagant, profuse, lavish
querulous
prone to complaining or grumbling, peevish
rancorous
characterized by bitter, long lasting resentment
recalcitrant
obstinately defiant of authority, difficult to manage
repudiate
to refuse to have anything to do with, to disown
rescind
to invalidate, to repeal, to retract
salubrious
promoting health or wellbeing
solvent
able to meet financial obligations, able to dissolve another substance
specious
seeming true but actually being fallacious, misleadingly attractive, plausible but false
spurious
lacking authenticity or validity, false, counterfeit
surfeit
an overabundant supply, excess, to feed or supply to excess
tenuous
having little substance or strength, flimsy, weak