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acumen
quick, keen or accurate knowledge or insight
adulterate
to reduce the purity
archaic
outdated
aver
to state a fact, to confirm or support.
dissemble
to disguise, to conceal
eccentric
departing from norms or conventions
endemic
characteristics of a region or locality
evanascent
vanishing like vapour
excerbate
to worsen
grandiloquence
pompous speech
hackneyed
comonplace by frequent usage
hedonism
devotion to pleasurable persuits
hegemony
the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over the others
iconclast
one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
impassive
emotionless
impunity
immunity from punishment
inchoate
in an initial stage
infelicitous
unfortunate
insipid
without taste or flavour, lacking in spirit, bland
loquacious
extremely talkative
luminous
emission of light
malevolent
having or showing ill-will or hatred
misanthrope
one who hates all other humans
mitigate
to make or become less severe or intense
occlude
to obstruct or block
pedagogy
the art of teaching, training
penury
poverty
pine
to yearn
pith
essential or central part
pithy
precise and brief
placate
to appease, to make calm
platitude
a superficial remark
plummet
to plunge or drop down straight
prodigal
recklessly wasteful
profuse
extravagant
proliferate
to grow or increase swiftly
queries
questions
querulous
prone to complaining
recalcitrant
obstinately defiant to authority
repudiate
to refuse to have anything to do with
rescind
to invalidate, to repeal, to retract
reverent
marked by feeling of profound awe and respect
specious
seemingly true but actually false
spurious
false, counterfeit
subpoena
a court order requiring the appearance and/or testimony
succint
biref; concise
superfluous
exceeding what is necessary or sufficient
surfiet
excess
tenacity
the quality of adherence or persistence to something valued
tenuous
flimsy; weak
tirade
harsh denunciation
transient
passing quickly
zealous
fervent, ardent