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ingenuous
lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness (opposite: disingenuous)
subterfuge
a deceptive stratagem or device
surreptitious
secretive; sneaky
dearth
scarce supply; lack
modicum
a small, moderate, or token amount
paucity
smallness in number; scarcity
squander
to spend wastefully
temperate
moderate; restrained (opposite: intemperate)
tenuous
having little substance or strength; shaky
diligent
marked by painstaking effort; hard-working
maverick
one who is independent and resists adherence to a group
mercenary
motivated solely by a desire for money or material gain
obstinate
stubbornly attached to an opinion or a course of action
proliferate
to grow or increase rapidly
tenacity
persistence
vigilant
on the alert; watchful
extraneous
irrelevant; inessential
juxtapose
to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
superfluous
extra; unnecessary
synergy
combined action or operations
tangential
merely touching or slightly connected; only superficially relevant
aesthetic
having to do with the appreciation of beauty
aural
of or related to the ear or sense of hearing
cacaphony
discordant, unpleasant noise
dirge
a funeral hymn or lament
eclectic
made up of a variety of sources or styles
incongruous
lacking in harmony; incompatible
sonourous
producing a deep or full sound
strident
loud, harsh, grating, or shrill
debacle
disastrous or ludicrous defeat or failure; fiasco
debilitate
impair the strength of; weaken
tumultuous
noisy and disorderly
anachronistic
the representation of something as existing or happening in the wrong time period
archaic
characteristic of an earlier time; antiquated; old
dilatory
habitually late
ephemeral
lasting for only a brief time
redolent
fragrant; aromatic; suggestive
temporal
of, relating to, or limited by time
onerous
troublesome or oppressive; burdensome
portent
indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; omen
prescience
knowledge of actions or events before they occur, foreknowledge; foresight
austere
without decoration; strict
banal
drearily commonplace; predictable; trite
hackneyed
worn out through overuse; trite
insipid
uninteresting; unchallenging; lacking taste or savor
prosaic
unimaginative; dull (opposite: poetic)
soporific
inducing or tending to induce sleep
vapid
lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull