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Audacious
Courageous
Dauntless
CHANGING QUICKLY
Capricious
Mercurial
Volatile
HESITATE
Dither
Vacillate
Oscillate
Waver
Teeter
ACT QUICKLY
Apace
Impetuous
Abrupt
Precipitate
Headlong
INNOCENT/INEXPERIENCED
Credulous
Ingenuous
Gullible
Novitiate
Naive
Tyro
DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND
Abstruse
Bemusing
Esoteric
Opaque
Recondite
Ambiguous
Cryptic
Inscrutable
Paradoxical
Turbid
Arcane
Enigmatic
Obscure
Perplexing
EASY TO UNDERSTAND
Articulate
Evident
Pellucid
Cogent
Limpid
Eloquent
Lucid
SMART/LEARNED
Astute
Perspicacious
Canny
Erudite
CRITICIZE/CRITICISM
Aspersion
Calumny
Defamation
Diatribe
Gainsay
Inveigh
Obloquy
Remonstrate
Reprove
Vituperate
Belittle
Castigate
Denounce
Disparage
Harangue
Lambaste
Opprobrium
Rebuke
Revile
Berate
Decry
Deride/Derisive
Excoriate
Impugn
Objurgate
Pillory
Reprehend
Tirade
CAROUSAL


-drunkenly festive; sin, evil act
Bacchanalian
Iniquity
Licentious
Salacious
Depraved
Libertine
Reprobate
Sordid
Dissipated
Libidinous
Ribald
Turpitude
TRUTH
Candor/Candid
Indisputable
Probity
Verity
Fealty
Indubitable
Sincere
Frankness
Legitimate
Veracious
FALSEHOOD
Apocryphal
Dissemble
Erroneous
Feigned
Perfidy
Spurious
Canard
Duplicity
Ersatz
Guile
Prevaricate
Chicanery
Equivocate
Fallacious
Mendacious/Mendacity
Specious
BITING

(As in wit or temperament)

-sarcastic, harsh, rough
Ascerbic
Asperity
Mordant
Acidulous
Caustic
Trenchant
Acrimonious
Mordacious
PRAISE
Acclaim
Encomium
Fawn
Accolade
Eulogize
Laud/Laudatory
Aggrandize
Extol
Venerate/Veneration
HARMFUL
Baleful
Inimical
Minatory
Baneful
Injurious
Perfidious
Deleterious
Insidious
Pernicious
TIMID/TIMIDITY
Craven
Recreant
Diffident
Timorous
Pusillanimous
Trepidation
BORING
Banal
Insipid
Platitude
Trite
Fatuous
Mundane
Prosaic
Hackneyed
Pedestrian
Quotidian
WEAKEN
Adulterate
Inhibit
Undermine
Enervate
Obviate
Vitiate
Exacerbate
Stultify
ASSIST
Abet
Bolster
Espouse
Proponent
Advocate
Corroborate
Mainstay
Stalwart
Ancillary
Countenance
Munificent
Sustenance
HOSTILE
Antithetic
Irascible
Truculent
Churlish
Malevolent
Vindictive
Curmudgeon
Misanthropic
STUBBORN
Implacable
Intransigent
Recalcitrant
Untoward
Inexorable
Obdurate
Refractory
Vexing
Intractable
Obstinate
Renitent
BEGINNING/YOUNG
Burgeoning
Inchoate
Callow
Incipient
Engender
Nascent
GENEROUS/KIND
Altruistic
Largess
Philanthropic
Beneficent
Magnanimous
Unstinting
Clement
Munificent
GREEDY
Avaricious
Miserly
Venal
Covetous
Penurious
Mercenary
Rapacious
TERSE


-concise, brief
Compendious
Pithy
Curt
Succinct
Laconic
Taciturn
OVERBLOWN/WORDY
Bombastic
Grandiloquent
Prolix
Verbose
Circumlocution
Loquacious
Rhetoric
Garrulous
Periphrastic
Turgid
DICTATORIAL
Authoritarian
Hegemonic (hegemony)
Tyrannical
Dogmatic
Imperious
Despotic
Peremptory
HATRED
Abhorrence
Antipathy
Loathing
Rancor
Antagonism
Detestation
Malice
Anathema
Enmity
Odium
BEGINNER/AMATEUR
Dilettante
Novitiate
Fledgling
Proselyte
Neophyte
Tyro
LAZY/SLUGGISH
Indolent
Languid
Phlegmatic
Torpid
Inert
Lassitude
Quiescent
Lackadaisical
Lethargic
Slothful
PACIFY/SATISFY
Ameliorate
Defer
Placate
Slake
Appease
Mitigate
Propitiate
Soothe
Assuage
Mollify
Satiate
FORGIVE
Absolve
Exonerate
Redress
Acquit
Expiate
Vindicate
Exulpate
Palliate
POOR
Destitute
Impecunious
Esurient
Indigent
FAVORING/NOT IMPARTIAL
Ardor/Ardent
Partisan
Doctrinaire
Tendentious
Fervid
Zealot
DENYING OF SELF
Abnegate
Spartan
Abstain
Stoic
Ascetic
Temperate
WALKING ABOUT
Ambulatory
Itinerant
Peripatetic
INSINCERE
Disingenuous (Ingenuous=innocent/ inexperienced)
Ostensible
Dissemble
Unctuous
Fulsome
PREVENT/OBSTRUCT
Discomfit
Forfend
Inhibit
Encumber
Hinder
Occlude
Fetter
Impede
ECCENTRIC/DISSIMILAR
Aberrant
Discrete
Iconoclast
Anachronism
Eclectic
Anomalous
Esoteric
FUNNY
Chortle
Flippant
Levity
Riposte
Droll
Gibe
Ludicrous
Simper
Facetious
Jocular
Raillery
SORROW
Disconsolate
Elegiac
Lugubrious
Plaintive
Doleful
Forlorn
Melancholy
Threnody (death/mourning)
Dolor
Lament (death/mourning)
Morose
DISGUSTING/OFFENSIVE
Defile
Noisome
Rebarbative
Fetid
Odious
Invidious
Putrid
WITHDRAWAL/RETREAT
Abeyance
Abortive
Demur
Remission
Retrograde
Abjure
Abrogate
Recant
Renege
Abnegation
Decamp
Redidivism
Rescind
DEATH/MOURNING
Bereave
Demise
Knell
Moribund
Wraith
Cadaver
Dolorous
Lament (sorrow)
Obsequies
Threnody (sorrow)
Defunct
Elegy
Macabre
Sepulchral
COPY
Counterpart
Factitious
Quintessence
Emulate
Paradigm
Simulated
Facsimile
Precursor
Vicarious
EQUAL
Equitable
Equity
Tantamount
UNUSUAL
Aberration (eccentric/dissimilar)
Idiosyncrasy
Anomaly (eccentric/dissimilar)
Iconoclast (eccentric/dissimilar)
WANDERING
Discursive
Itinerant (walking about)
Sojourn
Expatiate
Peregrination
Forage
Peripatetic (walking about)
GAPS/OPENINGS
Abatement
Hiatus
Lull
Respite
Aperture
Interregnum
Orifice
Rift
Fissure
Interstice
Rent
HEALTHY
Beneficial
Salubrious
Salutary
ABBREVIATED COMMUNICATION
Abridge
Curtail
Terse
Compendium
Syllabus
Cursory
Synopsis
WISDOM
Adage
Axiom
Epigram
Truism
Aphorism
Bromide
Platitude
Apothegm
Dictum
Sententious
FAMILY
Conjugal
Endogamous
Progenitor
Consanguine
Filial
Scion
Distaff
Fratricide
NOT A STRAIGHT LINE
Askance
Carom
Gyrate
Oblique
Sinuous
Awry
Circuitous
Labyrinth
Serrated
Undulating
Careen
Circumvent
Meander
Sidle
Vortex
INVESTIGATE
Appraise
Descry
Ascertain
Peruse
Assay
TIME/ORDER/DURATION
Anachronism
Anterior
Eon
Fortnight
Synchronous
Antecede
Archaic
Ephemeral
Millennium
Temporal
Antedate
Diurnal
Epoch
Penultimate
BAD MOOD
Bilious
Petulant
Querulous
Dudgeon
Pettish
Umbrage
Irascible
Pique
Waspish
EMBARRASS
Abash
Contrition
Foible
Chagrin
Diffidence
Gancherie
Compunction
Expiate
Rue
HARDHEARTED
Asperity
Fell
Sardonic
Vitriolic
Baleful (harmful)
Malevolent (hostile)
Scathing
Vituperation
Dour
Mordant
Truculent (hostile)
NAG
Admonish
Enjoin
Hector
Reproof
Cavil
Exhort
Martinet
Belabor
Harangue (criticize)
Remonstrate (criticize)
PREDICT
Augur
Harbinger
Prescient
Auspice
Portentous
Prognosticate
Fey
Presage
LUCK
Adventitious
Fortuitous
Optimum
Propitious
Amulet
Kismet
Portentous
Providential
Auspicious
Nemesis
Propitiate
Talisman
NASTY
Fetid (disgusting/offensive)
Noisome (disgusting/offensive)
Noxious
HARSH-SOUNDING
Assonance
Dissonant
Cacophony
Raucous
Din
Strident
PLEASANT-SOUNDING
Euphorious
Sonorous
Harmonious
Melodious
ANOMALY
Irregularity or deviation from the norm
EQUIVOCAL
Ambiguous, open to 2 interpretations
LUCID
Clear and easily understood
PRECIPITATE
(adj.)-sudden and unexpected (act quickly)

(v.)-to throw down from a height; to cause to happen
ASSUAGE
To make less severe, ease, relieve
ERUDITE
Learned, scholarly
OPAQUE
Impervious to light; difficult to understand
PRODIGAL
Wasteful, extravagent, lavish
FERVID
Passionate, intense zealous
PLACATE
To soothe or pacify
ENIGMA
Puzzling, inexplicable (difficult to understand)
ZEAL
Passionately devoted to a cause (favoring/not impartial)
ABSTAIN
To refrain deliberately from something (denying of self)
AUDACIOUS
Bold, daring, fearless
HOMOGENEOUS
Composed of identical parts
EPHEMERAL
Momentary, transient, fleeting
LACONIC
Using few words (terse)
MITIGATE
To soften, or make milder
VACILLATE
To waver, show indecision (hesitate)
ADULTERATE
To corrupt or make impure (weaken)
CAPRICIOUS
Impulsive, whimsical, without much thought (changing quickly)
DESICCATE
To dry completely, dehydrate
GULLIBLE
Easily deceived (innocent/inexperienced)
LAUDABLE
Deserving of praise
PRAGMATIC
Practical; moved by facts rather than abstract ideas
VOLATILE
Explosive (changing quickly)
APATHY
Lack of feeling or emotion
CORROBORATE
To confirm, verify (assist)
ENGENDER
To produce, cause, bring about (beginning/ young)
PEDANT
One who pays undue attention to book learning and rules; one who displays learning ostentatiously
LOQUACIOUS
Talkative (overblown/wordy)
PROPRIETY
Appropriateness
ADVOCATE
To speak in favor of
CACOPHONY
Jarring, unpleasantly noisy (harsh-sounding)
ENERVATE
To weaken, sap strength from
INGENUOUS
Straightforward, open; naive and unsophisticated (innocent/inexperiened)
MISANTHROPE
Person who hates human beings
PARADOX
Contradiction, incongruity; dilemma, puzzle
VENERATE
Adoration, honor, respect (praise)
ANTIPATHY
Dislike, hostility (hatred); Extreme opposition or aversion
DERIDE
To mock, ridicule, make fun of
EULOGY
High praise, often in a public speech
LETHARGIC
Indifferent inactivity
OBDURATE
Stubborn
PHILANTHROPIC
Love of humanity; generosity to worthy causes
WAVER
To show indecision (hesitate)
BOLSTER
To support; reinforce (assist)
DISSONANCE
Harsh and unpleasant sounding
GARRULOUS
Very talkative (overblown/wordy)
MALLEABLE
Capable of being shaped
OSTENTATION
Showy
PREVARICATE
To lie, evade the truth (falsehood)