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DERIVATIVE
UNORIGINAL: OBTAINED FROM ANOTHER SOURCE

*ALTHOUGH HER EARLY POETRY WAS A DERIVATIVE IN NATURE, THE CRITICS THOUGHT THAT SHE HAD PROMISE AND EVENTUALLY WOULD FIND HER VOICE.
DERMATOLOGIST
ONE WHO STUDIES THE SKIN AND ITS DISEASES

*I ADVISE YOU TO CONSULT A DERMATOLOGIST ABOUT YOUR ACNE.
I ADVISE YOU TO CONSULT A _ ABOUT YOUR ACNE
DEROGATORY
EXPRESSING A LOW OPINION

*I RESENT YOUR DEROGATORY REMARKS.
DESRY
TO CATCH SIGHT OF

*IN THE DISTANCE, WE COULD BARELY DESCRY THE ENEMY VESSELS

DESECRATE
PROFANE, TO VIOLATE THE SANCTITY OF

*THE INVADERS DESECRATED THE HOLLY SANCTUARY
DESSICATE
TO DRY UP


*THE PIONEERS USED TO DESSICATE FOOD INORDER TO PERSERVE IT.
DESOLATE
TO ROB THE JOY OF, JOYLESS, OR TO LAY WASTE TO

*HE WAS SO SICK OF PEOPLE THAT HE WAS READY TO HEAD FOR THE MOST DESOLATE PATCH OF WILDERNESS.
**THE BANDITS DESOLATED THE COUNTRYSIDE, BURNING FARMS AND CARRYING THE HARVEST
DESPERADO
RECKLESS OUTLAW

*ZORO WAS A DESPERADO WITH A PRICE ON HIS HEAD
DESPISE
TO LOOK WITH SCORN, REGARD AS WORTHLESS OR DISTASTEFUL

*I DESPISE ENEMY SPIES.
GALVANIZE
TO STIMULATE/ MOBILIZE INTO ACTION
PAUCITY
SMALL IN NUMBER/ SCARCITY
EXACERBATE
AGGRAVATE/TO MAKE MORE TENSE
EXTOL
TO PRAISE
TENET
A PRINCIPLE/ A BELIEF
CAUSTIC
SARCASTIC/ OR BITING/ BURNING
RESCIND
TO REMOVE
SARDONIC
DISTASTEFUL/ OR MOCKING
AMELIORATE
TO EASE/ MAKE BETTER
BANAL
BORING/ TRITE/ OVERWORKED/ OR CLICHED
BENEDICTION
BLESSING
MISANTHROPE
SOMEONE WHO HATES PEOPLE
INCESSANT
NEVER ENDING/ UNCEASING
TURPITUDE
TRAGEDY/ VILENESS/ DEPRAVITY
EQUIVOCATE
TO LIE/ TO OBSCURE THE TRUTH
INTRINSIC
INHERENT/ INNATE
ABSOLVE
TO FORGIVE
PERUSE
TO STUDY/ READ CAREFULLY
CIRCUITOUS
MEANS TO BE INDIRECT/ TO FOLLOW A CIRCULAR OR ROUNDABOUT INSTEAD OF A DIRECT PATH
VILIFY
TO CONDEMN/ CRITICIZE
BENEDICTION
BLESSING
INIMICAL
HOSTILE/ UNFRIENDLY


*EVEN THOUGH A CEASE FIRE HAD BEEN IN PLACE FOR MONTHS, THE TWO SIDES WERE STILL INIMICAL TO EACH OTHER.
**A SMOKING HABIT IS INIMICAL TO GOOD HEALTH.
INCHOATE
-NOT FULLY FORMED/DISORGANIZED
-NOT COMPLETED/NOT YET DEVELOPED




*THE IDEAS EXPRESSED IN NEITZCHE'S MATURE WORK ALSO APPEARED IN AN INCHOATE FORM IN HIS EARLIEST WRITINGS.
IMPETUOUS
QUICK TO ACT WITHOUT THINKING



*IT IS NOT GOOD FOR AN INVESTMENT BROKER TO BE IMPETUOUS SINCE MUCH THOUGHT SHOULD BE GIVEN TO ALL POSSIBLE OPTIONS.

AKA: IMPULSIVE/ SPONTANEOUS
IMPETUS
IMPULSE
EULOGY
SPEECH IN PRAISE OF SOMEONE


*HIS BEST FRIEND GAVE THE EULOGY, OUTLINING HIS MANY ACHIEVEMENTS AND TALENTS.

AKA: TO COMMEND/ EXTOL/ LAUD
ESTIMABLE
ADMIRABLE


*MOST PEOPLE CONSIDER IT ESTIMABLE THAT MOTHER TERESA SPENT HER LIFE HELPING THE POOR OF INDIA.
EXIGENT
URGENT: REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION



*THE PATIENT WAS LOSING BLOOD SO RAPIDLY THAT IT WAS EXIGENT TO STOP TEH SOURCE OF TEH BLEEDING.


AKA: CRITICAL/IMPERATIVE/URGENT
INGENUOUS
SHOWING INNOCENCE/ OR CHILDLIKE SIMPLICITY


*SHE WAS SO INGENUOUS THAT HER FRIENDS FEARED THAT HER INNOCENCE AND TRUSTFULNESS WOULD BE EXPLOTED WHEN SHE VISITED THE BIG CITY.

AKA: SIMPLE/ INNOCENT/ NAIVE
INTRANSIGENT
UNCOMPROMISING/ REFUSING TO BE RECONCILED/ REFUSING TO MODERATE A POSITION



*THE PROFESSOR WAS INTRANSIGENT ON THE DEADLINE, INSISTING THAT EVERYONE TURN THE ASSIGNMENT IN AT THE SAME TIME.


AKA: OBDURATE/ RIGID/ UNYIELDING/ UNBENDING/ UNRELENTING
FACILE
EASY, OR SUPERFICIAL
PROFOUND
DEEP OR SIGNIFICANT
INTRACTABLE
DIFFICULT TO MANAGE
HYPERBOLIC
EXAGERRATED
ANTICLIMATIC
DISAPPOINTING IN CONTRAST TO PREVIOUS EVENTS
CLAIRVOYANT
HAVING THE POWER TO SEE WHAT CANNOT BE PERCEIVED BY THE SENSES
SUPERFLUOUS
BEING BEYOND WHAT IS REQUIRED
CALLOW
Immature, lacking sophistication

The callow young fans naively expected their sports heroes behave as honorably off the field as they did on the field.
PHLEGMATIC
SHOWING LITTLE EMOTION


ALTHOUGH THE BOMB COULD GO OFF AT ANY MOMENT, THE PHLEGMATIC DEMOLITION EXPERT REMAINED CALM AND UNAFRAID.
GARRULOUS
TENDING TO TALK A LOT



THE GARRULOUS PARAKEET DISTRACTED ITS OWNER WITH ITS CONTINUOUS TALKING.
OBSEQUIOUS
OVERLY SUBMISSIVE AND EAGER TO PLEASE



THE OBSEQUIOUS NEW ASSOCIATE MADE SURE TO COMPLIMENT HER SUPERVISOR'S TIE AND AGREE WITH HIM ON EVERY ISSUE.
IMPLACABLE
UNABLE TO BE CALMED DOWN OR MADE PEACEFUL



HIS RAGE AT THE BETRAYAL WAS SO GREAT THAT HE REMAINED IMPLACABLE FOR WEEKS.
INNOCUOUS
HARMLESS



SOME SNAKES ARE POISONOUS, BUT MOST SPECIES ARE INNOCUOUS AND POSE NO DANGER TO HUMANS.
LACONIC
USING FEW WORDS



HE WAS THE CLASSIC LACONIC NATIVE OF MAINE, WHO TALKED AS IF HE WERE BEING CHARGED FOR EACH WORD.