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Conspicuous
standing out; obvious
Advocate
to speak in favor of; to support
Ascetic
hermitlike; practicing self-denial
Profound
deep; insightful (the opposite of superficial)
Ironic
satiric; unexpected
Dogmatic
arrogantly assertive of unproven ideas; arrogantly claiming that something (often a system of beliefs) is beyond dispute
Condone
to overlook; to permit to happen
Dissent
disagreement
Volition
will; conscious choice
Voluntary
willing; unforced
Didactic
instructive; intended to instruct
Disparate
different; incompatible
Disparage
to belittle; to say uncomplimentary things about, usually in somewhat indirect way
Ephemeral
short-lived; fleeting; not lasting
Compliant
yielding; submissive
Prosaic
dull; unimaginative; like prose
Profuse
flowing; extravagant
Expedient
providing an immediate advantage; serving one’s immediate self-interest
Fastidious
meticulous; demanding
Belligerent
combative; quarrelsome; waging war
Astute
perceptive; intelligent
Languish
to become weak, listless, or depressed
Censure
to condemn severely for doing something bad
Stagnation
motionlessness; inactivity
Mitigate
to lessen the severity of something
Reprehensible
worthy of blame or censure
Engender
to create; to produce
Exemplary
outstanding; setting a great example
Neutral
unbiased; not taking sides; objective
Relegate
to banish; to send away
Anecdote
a brief, entertaining story
Scanty
inadequate; minimal
Fallacious
false
Acclaim
praise; applause; admiration
Uniform
consistent; unchanging; the same for everyone