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acumen
quickness and keenness of judgment
flair
a natural talent
rudimentary
of or relating to basic principles
condone
to overlook or forgive an offense without punishment
belabor
to attack physically and or verbally

to discuss repeatedly
banal
unoriginal and often predictable
dubious
doubtful
laudatory
expressing praise
anecdote
short humorous story
oblique
not straight in direction; indirect
allusion
an indirect reference
eulogy
a formal expression of commendation
perfunctory
automatically and mindlessly
assiduous
attentively and diligently
with close attention and concentration
squalid
dirty and wretched, as from poverty or lack of care
bellicose
warlike in manner and temperament
sanguine
the color of blood
immutable
not susceptible to change
resign
to submit oneself passively
subtlety
that by which something differs slightly from others
eclectic
selecting what appears to be best in various styles
composed of elements drawn from various sources
trite
marked by a lack of originality or imagination
aesthetic
of or concerned with what is beautiful or in good taste
delineate
to draw or trace the outline of
detonation
an explosion
maverick
a dissenter
winnow
to separate the different parts (esp. in grain)
harness
to immobilize
perspicacious
capable of keen insight
avaricious
greedy
audacious
Fearlessly, often recklessly daring
void
empty
ignominious
marked by shame or disgrace
jargon
meaningless talk
disdain
to treat as if beneath oneself
bemuse
to caused to be bewildered
espionage
to act or practice of spying
attorney
lawyer
advocate
to speak in favor of
overhaul
to rebuild and make new
impudent
boldness without shame
leaden
lacking liveliness
acquit
to free from charge
endorse
to ensure the validity of
counsel
persecution
bound
to leap forward and upward
herald
a messenger that carries important news
anarchy
lack of order
levity
inconstancy
genial
friendliness
ardor
passion
vitality
the quality of active mental and physical energy
empathy
sympathetic insight into others' feelings
vigor
physical or mental strength
meticulous
attentiveness to detail
instigate
to urge on
instigate
to urge on
fathom
measure of marine depth; 6 feet
foreclose
to deprive the right to redeem mortgaged property, as when payments have not been made
stoic
callous, can't be affected
succinct
brief
characterized by clear precise expression in few words
austere
severe
discretion
good judgment in practical matters