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prudence
wisdom, caution, or restraint
pungent
sharp and irritating to the senses
quiescent
motionless
rarefy
to make thinner or sparser
repudiate
to reject the validity of
reticent
silent, reserved
rhetoric
effective writing or speaking
satiate
to satisfy fully or overindulge
soporific
causing sleep or lethargy
specious
deceptively attractive, seemingly plausible but fallacious
stigma
a mark of shame or discredit
stolid
unemotional; lacking sensitivity
sublime
lofty or grand
tacit
done without using words
taciturn
silent, not talkative
tirade
long, harsh speech or verbal attack
torpor
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
transitory
temporary, lasting a brief time
vacillate
waver; fluctuate
venerate
to respect deeply
veracity
truthfulness
verbose
wordy
vex
to annoy
volatile
easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
waver
to fluctuate between choices
whimsical
acting in a fanciful or capricious manner; unpredictable
zeal
passion, excitement
amalgam
a mixture, especially of two metal
dilettante
someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
propitiate
to conciliate; to appease