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inchoate
recently begun; rudimentary; elementary
ingenuous
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
inimical
hostile, unfriendly
innocuous
harmless
insipid
lacking 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; extremely generous or extravagant
lethargic
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
loquacious
talkative
lucid
clear and easily understood
luminous
bright, brilliant, glowing
malinger
to evade responsibility 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 ot make less severe
monotony
lack of variation
naive
lacking sophistication or experience
obdurate
stubborn
obsequious
overly submissive and eager to please
obstinate
stubborn, unyielding
obviate
to prevent; to make unnecessary
occlude
to stop up; to prevent the passage of
opaque
impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
opprobrium
public disgrace
ostentation
excessive showiness
paradox
a contradicaton or dilemma
paragon
model of excellence or perfection
pedant
someone who shows off learning
perfidous
willing to betray one's trust
perfunctory
done in a routine way; indifferent
permeate
to penetrate
philanthropy
charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
placate
to soothe or pacify
plastic
able to be molded, altered, or bent
plethora
excess
pragmatic
practical as opposed to idealistic
precipitate
to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
pervaricate
to lie or deviate from truth
pristine
fresh and clean; uncorrupted
prodigal
lavish, wasteful
proliferate
to increase in number quickly
propriety
correct behavior; obedience to rules and customs