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inimical
unfriendly: not friendly; "an unfriendly act of aggression"; "an inimical critic"
propitiate
make peace with; to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of : APPEASE, CONCILIATE, PACIFY
Conciliate
to gain (as goodwill) by pleasing acts, to make compatible : RECONCILE
colloquium
(colloquia(plural))a usually academic meeting at which specialists deliver addresses on a topic or on related topics and then answer questions relating to them
synoptic
presenting a summary or general view of a whole; "a synoptic presentation of a physical theory"
agency
the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power : OPERATION
discursive
1 a : moving from topic to topic without order : RAMBLING b : proceeding coherently from topic to topic 2 : marked by analytical reasoning
glib
marked by ease and informality : NONCHALANT b : showing little forethought or preparation : OFFHAND <glib answers> c : lacking depth and substance : SUPERFICIAL <glib solutions to knotty problems>
georgic
: of or relating to agriculture (georgic poem - earth and work)
bucolic byü-'kä-lik
1 : of or relating to shepherds or herdsmen : PASTORAL 2 : relating to or typical of rural life
pointillistic \pwann-tee-YIS-tik\ 
1 : composed of many discrete details or parts *2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of pointillism or pointillists
luminary
2. A person who is an inspiration to others. 3. A person who has achieved eminence in a specific field. 1. An object, such as a celestial body, that gives light.
sectarianism
1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a sect or sectarian
2 : limited in character or scope
endemic
native to or confined to a certain region; "the islands have a number of interesting endemic species"
assiduously
with care and persistence; "she worked assiduously on the senior thesis"
sectarianism
1 : of or relating to a church parish
2 : of or relating to a parish as a unit of local government
3 : confined or restricted as if within the borders of a parish : limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region) : PROVINCIAL, NARROW
parochial
1 : of or relating to a church parish
2 : of or relating to a parish as a unit of local government
3 : confined or restricted as if within the borders of a parish : limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region) : PROVINCIAL, NARROW