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ENERVATE
To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality
EPHEMERAL
Lasting for a markedly brief time, Short-lived; fleeting
ERUDITE
learned, scholarly
HARANGUE
1) Long, passionate, and vehement speech
2)A long pompous speech, especially one delivered before a gathering.
3)A speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling or expression; a tirade.
GULLIBLE
Easily deceived or duped
GUILELESS
Free of deceit, without deceit
EXCULPATE
To clear of guilt or blame.
FACETIOUS
Playfully joking (often inappropriately); humorous
FATUOUS
unconsciously foolish, inane
FAWNING
To seek favor or attention by flattery and obsequious behavior (cringing)
ESOTERIC
Intended for or understood by only a particular group, hard to understand; known only to the chosen few.
EUPHEMISM
Mild expression in place of an unpleasant one.

mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive

Hint: the expression "he passed away" is euphemism for "he died"
FELICITOUS
Admirably suited, or suitably expressed; well chosen
FLAG
To decline in vigor or strength, droop, grow feeble
FLEDGLING
Inexperienced
FLOUT
To show contempt for; scorn, reject, mock.

Hint: to flout a law
FRUGALITY
Cautious about how to spend, thrift, economy
HYPERBOLE
extravagant exaggeration, overstatement
IMPLACABLE
Impossible to placate or appease or incapable of being pacified
IMMUTABLE
Unchangeable
IMPERVIOUS
Impenetrable, incapable of being damaged or distressed
INCHOATE
recently begun, rudimentary, elementary
INDIGENCE
Poverty
INDOLENT
Lazy
INERT
Inactive, lacking power to move
INGENUOUS
Naive and trusting
INNOCUOUS
Harmless
INSINUATE
imply, creep in
INADVERTENTLY
Unintentionally, by oversight, carelessly
IMPASSE
Without feeling, imperturbable, stoical