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acumen
quick, keen or accurate knowledge or insight
adulterate
to reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients
archaic
outdated, associated with a more primitive time
aver
to state as fact, to confirm or support
dissemble
to disguise or conceal
eccentric
departing from norms or convetions
endemic
native to a particular locality, region or people.
evanescent
tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing
exacerbate
to make worse
grandiloquence
pompous speech or expression
hackneyed
rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
hedonism
devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp. those of the senses
hegemony
the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
iconoclast
one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
impassive
revealing no emotion
impunity
immunity from punishment
inchoate
in an initial stage; not fully formed
infelicitous
unfortunate; innappropriate
insipid
without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland
loquacious
extremely talkative
luminious
emitting light
malevolent
showing spite or hatred
misanthrope
one who hates all other humans
mitigate
to make less severe or intense; to moderate
occlude
to obstruct or block
pedagogy
art of teaching, training or instructing
penury
poverty, destitution
pine
to yearn intensely; to languish; to lose vigor
pith
the essential or central part
pithy
precise or brief
placate
to appease; to calm by making concessions
platitude
a superficial remark, offered as meaningful
plummet
to drop straight down
prodigal
recklessly wasteful; extravagant; profuse; lavish
profuse
coming forth abundantly
proliferate
to grow or increase swiftly and abundantly
queries
questions; inquiries
querulous
prone to complaining or grumbling; quarrelsome
recalcitrant
obstinately defiant of authority
repudiate
to refuse to have anything to do with; disown
rescind
to repeal
reverent
feeling profound awe and respect
specious
seeming true but actually being fallacious
spurious
lacking authenticity or validity
subpeona
a court order requiring testimony
succinct
brief; concise
superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
surfeit
excess; overindulgence
tenacity
quality of adherence or persistence to something valued
tenuous
having little stregnth; flimsy
tirade
a long and extremely critical speech
transient
fleeting; passing quickly
zealous
fervent;ardent;impassioned