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clear and easily understood
lucid
capable of being shaped
malleable
to calm or make less severe
mollify
lacking sophistication or experience
naive
to prevent, to make unnecessary
obviate
to stop up, to prevent the passage of
occlude
impossible to see through, preventing the passage of light
opaque
a contradiction or dilemma
paradox
model of excellence or perfection
paragon
use of an inffensive word or phrase in place of a more distasteful one
euphemism
tending to talk a lot
garrulous
quick to act whithout thinking
impetuous
to make worse
exacerbate
intensely emotional, feverish
fervid
convicing and well reasoned
cogent
effectiveness
efficacy
to copy, to try to equal or excel
emulate
to penetrate
permeate
charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness
philanthropy
excess
plethora
practical as opposed to idealistic
pragmatic
fresh and clean; uncorrupted
pristine
lavish, wasteful
prodigal
to increase in number quickly
proliferate
wisdom, caution, or restraint
prudence
sharp and irritating to the senses
pungent
motionless
quiescent
doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted several ways
ambiguous
to grovel
fawn
using few words
laconic