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Abate
subside or moderate
Welter
Confusion; turmoil, bewildering jumble
Assuage
ease or lessen(pain), satisfy (hunger), soothe (anger)
diatribe
A bitter, abusive denunciation, thunderous verbal attack
Diffidence
shyness or timidity
Abstemious
eating and drinking in moderation and sparingly
Aver
To justify or prove, state confidently
Caustic
Capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action, sarcastically biting
Belie
misrepresent, give a false impression, To be counter to; contradict,
Arduous
hard, strenous, demanding great effort or labor; difficult
Assiduous
diligent, marked by care and persistent effort
distend
To swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure, dilate.
Banal
hackneyed, commonplace, trite, lacking originality
Disabuse
To free from a falsehood or misconception or to correct a false impression
Austere
Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave, Strict or severe in discipline
Approbation
Approval, An expression of warm approval; praise
Artless
Having or displaying no guile, cunning, or deceit
without guile; open and honest
Ascetic
Leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, especially for spiritual improvement.
divest
To strip (To strip, as of clothes) To deprive as of rights or property; dispossess
ebullient
showing excitement, overflowing with enthusiasm
eclectic
Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems

Made up of or combining elements from a variety of sources
vituperative
abusive, scolding, marked by harshly abusive censure.
torpor
lethargy, sluggishness, dormancy
efficacy
Power or capacity to produce a desired effect; effectiveness
enervate
weaken, To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality
elegy
peom or song expressing lamentation
disinterested
Free of bias and self-interest; impartial, unprejudiced
equanimity
calmness of temperant, compusre, The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.
effrontery
insolent boldness, Brazen boldness; presumptuousness
equivocate
To be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information, intentionally mislead, attempt to conceal the truth