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assuage
To make (something burdensome or painful) less intense or severe;
relieve, satisfy, appease, pacify, calm
equivocal
Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous;
of uncertain significance;
of a doubtful or uncertain nature
erudite
learned
fervid
Marked by great passion or zeal;
extremely hot; burning
placate
To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease; pacify
precipitate
To throw from or as if from a great height; hurl downward;
To cause to happen, especially suddenly or prematurely; speed

impetuous; reckless
prodigal
Rashly or wastefully extravagant;
Giving or given in abundance; lavish or profuse
adulterate
Spurious; adulterated; adulterous
capricious
Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable; arbitrary
corroborate
To strengthen or support with other evidence; make more certain; confirm
desiccate
To dry out thoroughly; To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture; To make dry, dull, or lifeless

Lacking spirit or animation; arid
engender
To bring into existence; give rise to; to procreate; propagate
To come into existence; originate
ephemeral
Lasting for a markedly brief time; Living or lasting only for a day, as certain plants or insects do
laconic
Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise; silent
loquacious
Very talkative; garrulous
mitigate
To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate; relieve; to become milder
pedant
One who pays undue attention to book learning and formal rules; One who exhibits one's learning or scholarship ostentatiously
pragmatic
Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical;

Relating to or being the study of cause and effect in historical or political events with emphasis on the practical lessons to be learned from them
propriety
The quality of being proper; appropriateness; Conformity to prevailing customs and usages
vacillate
To sway from one side to the other; oscillate; To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another; hesitate
volatile
Tending to vary often or widely, as in price; Inconstant; fickle; Lighthearted; flighty; ephemeral; fleeting

Tending to violence; explosive

Flying or capable of flying; volant
antipathy
A strong feeling of aversion or repugnance; enmity; an object of aversion
bolster
To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion; to buoy up or hearten
deride
To speak of or treat with contemptuous mirth; ridicule
enervate
To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of; deplete

Deprived of strength; debilitated
eulogy
A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died

High praise or commendation
garrulous
Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk; tiresomely talkative; wordy and rambling
ingenuous
Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; artless; Openly straightforward or frank; candid; naive
misanthrope
One who hates or mistrusts humankind
obdurate
Hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; stubbornly impenitent; Hardened against feeling; hardhearted; Not giving in to persuasion; intractable; inflexible
ostentation
Pretentious display meant to impress others; boastful showiness
prevaricate
To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate; lie
venerate
To regard with respect, reverence, or heartfelt deference; revere
waver
To move unsteadily back and forth; swing

To exhibit irresolution or indecision; vacillate; hesitate; To become unsteady or unsure; falter

To tremble or quaver in sound, as of the voice or a musical note.

To flicker or glimmer, as light.