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ingenuous
adj; artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication
inured
adj; accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
adj; easily angered; prone to temperamental outbursts
laud
verb; to praise highly (adj. form: laudatory)
lucid
adj; clear; easily understood
magnanimity
noun; the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp. in forgiving (adj. form: magnanimous)
martial
adj; associated with war and the armed forces
mundane
adj; of the world; typical of or concerned with the ordinary
nascent
adj; coming into being; in early developmental stages
nebulous
adj, vague; cloudy ; lacking clearly defined form
neologism
noun; a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
noxious
adj; harmful; injurious
obtuse
adj; lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
obviate
verb; to anticipate and make unnecessary
onerous
adj; troubling; burdensome
paean
noun; a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
parody
noun; a humorous imitaiton intended for ridicule or comic effect, esp. in literature and art
perennial
adj. recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
perfidy
noun; intentional breach of faith; treachery (adj. form perfidious)
perfunctory
adj. cursory; done without care or interest
perspicacious
adj. acutely perceptive; having keen discernment (noun form: perspicacity)
prattle
verb; to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empty and idle manner
precipitate
adj; acting with excessive haste or impulse
precipitate
verb; to cause or happen before anticipated or required
predilection
noun; a disposition in favor of something; preference
prescience
noun; foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring(adj. form: prescient)
prevaricate
verb; to deliberately avoud the truth: to mislead
qualms
noun; misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
recant
verb; to retract, esp. a previously held belief
refute
verb; to disprove; to successfully argue against
relegate
verb; to forcibly assign, esp. to a lower place or position
reticent
adj. quiet; reserves; reluctant to express thoughts and feelings
solicitous
adj. concerned and attentive; eager
sordid
adj; characterized by filth, grime; or squalor; foul
sporadic
adj; occuring only occasionally, or in scattered instances
squander
verb; to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
static
adj; not moving, active, or in motion; at rest
stupefy
verb; to stun, baffle, or amaze
stymie
verb; to block; thwart
synthesis
noun; the combination of parts to make a whole(verb form: synthesize)
torque
noun; a force that causes rotation
tortuous
adj; winding; twisting; excessively complicated
truculent
adj; fierce and cruel; eager to fight
veracity
noun; truthfulness; honesty
virulent
adj; extremely harmful or poisonous; bitterly hostile or antagonistic
voracious
adj; having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; ravenous
waver
verb; to move to and fro; to sway; to be unsettled in opinion