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aggrandize
to increase in intensity, power or prestige
alchemy
medival science aimed at transmutation of metals.
anachronism
someone or something out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
astringent
harsh, severe
contiguous
sharing a border, touching, adjacent
convention
a generally agreed-upon practice or attitude
cynism
attitude or belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
decorum
polite or appropriate order or behaviour
derision
scorn, ridicule, comtemptous treatment
dessicate
dehydrate or dry
dilettante
one with amateurish or superficial interest in art or a branch of knowledge
disparge
to slight or belittle
divulge
to disclose something secret
immutable
not capable of change
neophyte
tyro
presumptous
overstepping due bounds, taking liberties
inimical
damaging, harmful
intractable
stubborn
pristine
pure,clean
probity
uprightness
proclivity,propensity
a natural inclination,penchant
profligate
prodigal
prosaic
dull
pungent
characterised by strong, sharp smell
quixotic
foolishly impractical
quotidian
occuring regularly, commonplace
rarefy
refine
recondite
hidden, sealed
refulgent
radiant
renege
to fail on commitment
shard
a piece of broken pottery or glass
sparse
thin
spendthrift
prodigal
subtle
elusive
tacit
implied
terse
brief
tout
to publicly criticize
trenchant
keen
unfeigned
genuine
untenable
uninhabitable, indefensible
vacillate
to waver indecisively
vexation
annoyance
vigilant
alertly watchful
vituperate
to abuse
volatile
explosive