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impervious
impossible to penetrate
impetuous
quick to act without thinking
implacable
unalbe to be calmed down or made peaceful
inchoate
not fully formed, disorganized
ingenuous
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
inimical
hostile unfriendly
innocuous
harmless
insipid
lakcing interest or flavor
intransigent
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
inundate
to overwhelm to cover with water
irascible
easily made angry
laconic
using few words
lament
to express sorrow, to grieve
laud
to give praise, to glorify
lavish
to give unsparingly
lethargic
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
loquacious
talkative
lucid
clear, easily understood
luminous
bright brillant ,glowing
malinger
to evade responsiblity by pretending to be ill
malleable
capable of being shaped
metaphor
a figure of speech comparing two different things, a symbol
meticulous
extremely careful about details
misanthrope
a person who dislikes others
mitigate
to soften, to lessen
mollify
to calm or make less severe
monotony
lack of variation
naive
lacking sophistication or experience
obdurate
hardened in feelin, resistant to persuasion
obsequious
overly submissive and eager to please, compliant, deferential, servile
obstinate
stubborn, unyielding, pertinacious
obviate
to prevent, to make unnecssary
occlude
to stop up, to prevent the passage of
onerous
troublesome and oppressive, burdensome, difficult, exacting, arduous
opaque
impossible to see through
opprobrium
public disgrace, dishonor
ostentation
excessive showiness
paradox
contradiction or dilemma
paragon
model of excellence or perfection, apotheosis
pedant
someone who shows off learning
perfidious
willing to betray one's trust
perfunctory
done in a reoutine way, indifferent
permeate
to pentetrate, to imbue
philantropy
charity
placate
to soothe, pacify
plastic
able to be modleed or bent, pliant
plethora
excess, surfeit
pragmatic
practical as opposed to idealistic
precipitate
to throw violently or bring about abruptly, lacking deliberation, abrupt
prevaricate
to lie or deviate from the truth, equivocate, perjure
pristine
fresh and clean
prodigal
lavish, wasteful, extravagant
proliferate
to increase in number quickly
propitiate
to conciliate, to appease
propriety
correct behavior, obedience to rules and customs
prudence
wisdom, caution, or restraint
pungent
shart and irritating to the senses
quiesecent
motionless
rarefy
to make thinner or sparser
repudiate
to reject the validity of
reticent
silent, reserved
rhetoric
effectiuve writing or speaking
satiate
to satisfy fully or overindulge
soporific
causing sleep or lethargy
specious
deceptively attractive, seemingly plausible but fallacious
stigma
mark of shame or discredit, blemish
stolid
unemotional, lacking sensitivity
sublime
lofty or grand. grand noble glorious
tacit
done without using words
taciturn
silent, not talkative
tirade
long, harsh speech or verbal attack, diatribe, fulmination, harangue, vilification
torpor
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
transitory
temporary, lasting a brief time
vacillate
to sway physically, to be indecisive
venerate
to respect deeply
veracity
filled with truth and accuracy
verbose
wordy
vex
to annoy, to irk
volatile
lively or explosive, tempermental, capricious
waver
to fluctuate between choices
whimsical
acting in a fanciful or capricious manner, unpredictable
zeal
passion, excitement, fervor