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acumen
keen, accurate insight
adulterate
reduce purity by combining with ingredients
amalgamate
combine several elements into a whole
archaic
outdated, associated with an earlier, more primitive time
aver
to state as a fact
bolster
to provide support, reenforcement
bombastic
pompous
diatribe
harsh denunciation
dissemble
to disguise, mislead
eccentric
departing from the norm or convention
endemic
characteristic of a particular locality, region or people
evanescent
tending to disappear like vapor, vanishing
exacerbate
the make worse or more severe
fervent
greatly emotional or zealous
fortuitous
happpening by accident or chance
germance
relevant to the subject at hand
grandiloquence
pompous speech or expression
hackneyed
common by frequent usage
halcyon
calm, peaceful
hedonism
devotion to pleasurable pursuits
hegemony
consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
iconoclast
one who attacks traditional convention
idolatrous
devotion to something
impassive
revealing no emotion
imperturbable
marked by extremely calm, steadiness
implacable
not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
impunity
immunity from punishment or penalty
inchoate
in an initial stage, not fully formed
infelicitous
unfortunate, inappropriate
insipid
without taste or flavor
loquacious
extremely talkative
luminous
charactered by brightness or emission of light
malevolent
having or showing often vicious ill will, hatred
malleable
capable of being shaped or formed
mendacity
the condition of being untruthfil, dishonesty
meticulous
charactered by extreme care and precision
misanthrope
one who hates all other human
mitigate
to make or become less intense, to moderate
obdurate
headhearted, unyielding
obsequious
exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
occlude
obstruct or block
opprobrium
disgrace, scorn
pedagogy
to profession of principle of teaching
pedantic
overly concern with detail of learning
penury
poverty
pervasive
spread throughout
pine
to languish, to lose vigor
pirate
illegally use or reproduce
pith
essential or central part
pithy
precise of brief
placete
to appease, to calm
platitude
a superficial remark, meaningful
plummet
to plung or drop straight down
polemical
controversial, argumentative
prodigal
recklessly wasteful
profuse
given abundantly, prodigal
proliferate
to grow or inc. swiftly and abundantly
queries
question, inquiries
querulous
prone to complaining
rancorous
charactered by bitter, long lasting resentment
recalcitrant
difficult to manage
repudiate
to refuse to have anything to do with
rescind
to invalidate , to repeal
rhetoric
art or study of effective use of language or communication
salubrious
promoting health and well being
solvent
able to meet financial obligation
specious
seeming true, but actually being fallacious, misleading attractive,
spurious
lacking validity, counterfeit
subpoena
a court order requiring appearance
succinct
brief, concise
superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient
tenacity
quality of adherence or persistence to something valued
tenuous
having little strength, weak
tirade
long and extremely critical speech
trasient
fleeting, brief
zealous
fervent, devoted to a cause, zealot