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indifferent
not caring one way or the other
apathy
lack of emotion
obscure
unclear; clouded; partially hidden; hard to understand
ambiguous
unclear in meaning
revere
to worship; to honor
denounce
to speak out against
enigma
mystery
provincial
narrow-minded; unsophistication
futile
hopeless
benevolent
kind; good-hearted; generous
conciliate
to soothe; to end a dispute; to reconcile
servile
overly submissive
reticent
restrained; uncommunicative
repudiate
to reject; to deny
diligent
hard-working
lucid
clear; easy to understand
aesthetic
having to do with art or beauty
augment
to add to; to increase; to make bigger
complacent
smug; self-satisfied
eloquent
fluent and graceful in speech
guile
cunning; deceitfulness
laud
to praise
deter
to prevent; to stop; to keep from doing something
redundant
repetitive; extra; unnecessary
infamous
famous in a bad way; famous for being bad
banal
common; dull; ordinary
extol
to praise
euphony
pleasant sound
deride
to ridicule; to make fun of
insipid
bland; boring; stupid
austere
severe; without frills
heresy
an opinion violently opposed to established beliefs
philanthropy
love of humankind; donation to charity
deference
a show of respect
vacillate
towaver between choices
fervor
passion
pragmatic
practical
ascetic
without luxuries
dogmatic
stubbornly opinionated
condone
to forgive
didactic
instructive; intended to instruct
disparity
inequality
disparage
to speak badly of
ephemeral
short-lived; fleeting; not lasting
prosaic
uninspired; dull; banal
fastidious
finicky; overly critical
belligerent
argument; combative
astute
perceptive; intelligent
languid
slow; tired
censure
toblame; to criticize
mitigate
to lessen the severity of something
reprehensible
shameful; bad
engender
to create; to produce
relegate
to dismiss to a lower position
fallacious
false
efface
to erase; to wipe out
taciturn
quiet; saying little
ameliorate
to make better; to improve
acquiesce
to give in; to agree
atrophy
to waste away from lack of use