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tenuous
having little substance or strength; flimsy, weak
A: healthy/strong
surfeit
excess; overindulgence
A: necessity
superfluous
exceeding what what is suficient or necessary
spurious
lacking authenticity or valdity; false counterfeit
a: genuine
specious
seeming true; misleadingly attractive
reverent
marked by, feeling, or expressing a feeling of profound awe/respect, passionate, pious
A: agnostic/undevout
repudiate
to refuse to have anything to do with; disown/reject
A: acknowledge/confirm
recalcitrant
difficult to manage; disobedient
A: amenable/docile/complieant
proliferate
increase swiftly, burgeon
A;decrease/dwindle
platitude
a superficial remark esp. one offered as meaningful
pedagogy
education/instruction
A: ignorance, illiteracy
pithy
precise/brief

A: long-winded,verbose
pith
essential part/core
pine
to yearn intensely; to languish
penury
poverty/destitution/misfortune
A: peace
occlude
to obstruct or block
misanthrope
one who hates all other people; hater/cynic
malevolent
having or showing often vicious ill will, spite, or hatred
A: benevolent
loquacious
extremely talkative
A: reticent
reticent
secretive, uncommunicative
insipid
dull, lacking spirit
a: interesting
infelicitous
unfortunate; inappropriate
A: graceful/sophisticated
inchoate
in an initial stage; not fully developed
A: developed
impunity
freedom from punishment
A: liability, responsibility
iconoclast
one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
hegemony
the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others (mormans)
hedonism
devotion to pleasurable pursuits, sunsuality
grandiloquence
pompous speech or expression
evanescent
tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
A; tangible
endemic
characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
dissemble
to diguise or conceal; to mislead
A; expose, demonstrate
aver
to state as a fact; to confirm or support
a: nullify
acumen
quick, keen, or accurate knowledge or insight
a: ignorance