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Banal
commonplace
trite
unoriginal
andoit
skillful, accomplished; highly compitent; dexterious
anathema
something shunned or disliked; a detested or reviled thing
antithetical
exact opposite or direct contrast
capricious
impulsive, whimsical; without much thought; characterized by or subject to whim
catharsis
purification or cleansing; a purifying or figurative cleansing of emotions, especially pity or fear
circuitous
roundabout or indirect; deviating from a straight course
deleterious
harmful, destructive; detrimental; having a harmful effect; injurious
demagouge
a leader who obtains power by eans of impassioned appeals to emotions and prejudices of the poplace
discordant
harsh sounding; badly out of tune; disagreeable in sound; harsh or dissondant
dogmatic
rigidly fixed in opinion; highly opinionated; characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved priciples
electic
made up of or combining elements from a variety of sources; selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
efficacious
producing the desired result, efficient
egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive; outrageously bad or reprehensible
eludicate
to explain or clarify; free of confusion
enigmatic
puzzing, difficult to comprehend, elusive
fidelity
loyalty, allegiance
gratuitous
unnecessary and unjustified; unwarranted
baroque
early european style of art
seventeenth century
bellicose
warlike; agressive
belligerent
hostile; inclined or eager to fight
absolve
to forgive or free from blame
abyysmal
extremely wretched; unfathomablt
acquiescence
to comply passively, to give in
advocate
to support or be in favor of; a supporter or defender
aesthetic
concerned with or apprececiative of beauty or the art
affinity
sympathy, attraction, kinship
analogous
comparable, parallel
aggrandize
to make greater in power
altruistic
unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others