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tangential
only slightly connected; peripheral
emulate
to imitate or copy
complaisance
agreeable and eager to please
discrete
individually distinct; separate
empirical
based on experience or personal observation
peccadillo
a minor offense, a lapse
deleterious
harmful; hurtful; noxious
profound
deep; not superficial; complete
deference
curteous to another's wishes
prohibitive
tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; inclined to prevent or forbid
accretion
a gradual build-up; enlargement
belie
contradict; give a false impression
temperate
moderate; calm
temperance
moderation or restraint in feelings and behavior
aver
to claim to be true; to avouch
cant
insincere or hypocritical statements of high ideals; jargon of a particular group or occupation
burgeon
to grow or develope quickly
compliant
obeying; yielding
peripatetic
moving or traveling from place to place; always on the go
cadge
to beg for, to sponge
tedium
boredom
contentious
quarrelsome
aplomb
self-confidence; assurance
affable
easy to talk to; gracious
acerbic
sour or bitter in taste or manner