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Vindicated
1. To justify

Vindicated optimism.

Someone who is optimistic about something and has it come out positive has their optimism vindicated.
Poignant
1. Strong odor
2. Strong mental appeal
3. Profoundly moving/touching
4. Profoundly neat

Tends to mean something strong.
Candor
1. To the point, open, and sincere in speech.
Vitriol
1. Abusive feeling or expression
Anachronism
1. Something out of context for its time frame.

The sword is an anachronism in the 21st century.
Impudence
1. Offensive behavior
Indolence
1. Lazy
Travail
1. Hard work

Can also mean other things that are hard or troublesome such as childbirth.
Laud
1. To praise
Conciliate
1. To win over
2. To reconcile
Assuage
1. To soothe; make milder; calm
Ameliorate
1. To improve
Allay
1. To calm or quiet; put to rest
Pacify
1. To calm, appease, or quiet
Amiable
1. To be social; friendly
Antipathy
1. Habitual dislike
Ambiguous
1. Having several possible meanings

An ambiguous definition would be one that had a lot of different meanings.
Antipathy
1. Habitual dislike
Ambiguous
1. Having several possible meanings

An ambiguous definition would be one that had a lot of different meanings.
Odious
1. Hatred
Belied
1. To contradict
Expedient
1. Appropriate to a purpose
Derisive
1. Mocking
Rapt
1. Deeply engrossed or absorbed in something

A rapt listener is someone who is listening very carefully.
Paradigm
1. Example or model
Serendipitous
1. Happens without warning

A serendipitous scientific discovery.