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disparity
(noun) inequality or difference in some respect
equable
(adjective satellite) not easily irritated; "an equable temper"; "not everyone shared his placid temperament"; "remained placid despite the repeated delays"

(adjective satellite) not varying; "an equable climate"
debonair
(adjective satellite) having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air; "looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton; "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds; "walked with a jaunty step"; "a jaunty optimist"

(adjective satellite) having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman"
augment
(verb) enlarge or increase; "The recent speech of the PLO chairman augmented tensions in the Near East"

(verb) grow or intensify; "The pressure augmented"
hedonist
(noun) someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
adulation
(noun) servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise
penurious
(adjective satellite) excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"

(adjective satellite) not having enough money to pay for necessities
suppress
(verb) to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

(verb) put out of one's consciousness

(verb) keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"

(verb) control and refrain from showing; of emotions

(verb) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
seethe
(verb) boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"

(verb) foam as if boiling; "a seething liquid"

(verb) be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger"

(verb) be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity"
hypothetical
(adjective satellite) based on hypothesis; "a hypothetical situation"; "the site of a hypothetical colony"
congregation
(noun) the act of congregating

(noun) an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together; "a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"; "a great congregation of birds flew over"

(noun) a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
incessant
(adjective satellite) occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted; "a child's incessant questions"; "your perpetual (or continual) complaints"

(adjective satellite) uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standar
homogeneous
(adjective) all of the same or similar kind or nature; "a close-knit homogeneous group"
deplore
(verb) express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"

(verb) regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"
predilection
(noun) a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"

(noun) a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
delineate
(verb) describe in vivid detail

(verb) make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

(verb) trace the shape of

(verb) determine the essential quality of

(verb) delineate the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"

(adjective) represented accurately or precisely
discourse
(noun) extended verbal expression in speech or writing

(noun) an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"

(noun) an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

(verb) talk or hold forth formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"

(verb) carry on a conversation

(verb) to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
reciprocal
(noun) hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

(noun) (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7

(noun) something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else; "risk is the reciprocal of safety"

(adjective satellite) of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function; "the reciprocal ratio of a:b is b:a"

(adjective) concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; "reciprocal aid"; "reciprocal trade"; "mutual respect"; "reciprocal privileges at other clubs"

(adjective satellite) of or relating to or suggestive of complementation; "interchangeable electric outlets"
arid
(adjective satellite) lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo

(adjective satellite) lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"
enormousness
(noun) unusual largeness in size or extent
dilatory
(adjective satellite) using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation; "a fabian policy"

(adjective satellite) wasting time

(adjective satellite) inclined to waste time and lag behind
repudiate
(verb) refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid; "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"

(verb) cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"

(verb) reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust; "She repudiated the accusations"

(verb) refuse to recognize or pay; "repudiate a debt"
perquisite
(noun) a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"

(noun) an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right); "a limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job"
discountenance
(verb) show disapproval by discouraging; "any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced"

(verb) look with disfavor on; "The republic soon discountenanced its few friends"
pragmatic
(adjective satellite) concerned with practical matters; "a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"; "a matter-of-fact account of the trip"

(adjective satellite) guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory; "a hardheaded appraisal of our position"; "a hard-nosed labor leader"; "completely practical in his approach to business"; "not ideology but pragmatic politics"

(adjective) of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
enmity
(noun) the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"

(noun) a state of deep-seated ill-will
undulation
(noun) (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth

(noun) wave-like motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

(noun) an undulating curve
floridness
(noun) extravagant elaborateness
astute
(adjective satellite) marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
desultory
(adjective satellite) marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another; "desultory thoughts"; "the desultory conversation characteristic of cocktail parties"
resilience
(noun) the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit

(noun) an occurrence of rebounding or springing back
erasure
(noun) deletion by an act of expunging or erasing

(noun) a surface area where something has been erased; "another word had been written over the erasure"

(noun) a correction made by erasing; "there were many erasures in the typescript"
venerate
(verb) regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
eulogy
noun) a formal expression of praise
incorrigible
(adjective) impervious to correction by punishment
fidelity
(noun) accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal

(noun) the quality of being faithful
foil
(noun) a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button

(noun) a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal; "the photographic film was wrapped in foil"

(noun) picture consisting of a positive photograph or drawing on a transparent base; viewed with a projector

(noun) a device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through; "the fins of a fish act as hydrofoils"

(noun) anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities; "pretty girls like plain friends as foils"

(verb) cover or back with foil; "foil mirrors"

(verb) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

(verb) enhance by contrast; "In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background"
amicable
(adjective) characterized by friendship and good will
stupefy
(verb) make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish"

(verb) be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

(verb) make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
diffidence
(noun) lack of self-confidence
flout
(verb) treat with contemptuous disregard; "flout the rules"

(verb) laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
mercenary
(noun) a person hired to fight for another country than their own

(adjective satellite) profit oriented; "a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary enterprise"; "a moneymaking business"

(adjective satellite) marked by materialism
realm
(noun) a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; "it was a limited domain of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"

(noun) the domain ruled by a king or queen

(noun) a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
sagacity
(noun) the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating

(noun) ability to make good judgments
subversive
(noun) a radical supporter of political or social revolution

(adjective satellite) in opposition to a civil authority or government
recession
(noun) the act of becoming more distant

(noun) the act of ceding back

(noun) the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service

(noun) a small concavity

(noun) the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year
intuitive
(adjective satellite) obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation

(adjective satellite) spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency; "an intuitive revulsion"
stamina
(noun) enduring strength and energy
censure
(noun) harsh criticism or disapproval

(noun) the state of being excommunicated

(verb) rebuke formally
aplomb
(noun) great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
exemplary
(adjective satellite) serving to warn; "shook a monitory finger at him"; "an exemplary jail sentence"

(adjective satellite) being or serving as an illustration of a type; "the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy"; "an action exemplary of his conduct";

(adjective satellite) worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens"
plausible
(adjective satellite) appearing to merit belief or acceptance; "a credible witness"; "a plausible story"

(adjective satellite) within the realm of credibility; "not a very likely excuse"; "a plausible story"

(adjective) likely but not certain to be or become true or real; "a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"

(adjective) apparently reasonable and valid
sacrilege
(noun) blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character; "desecration of the Holy Sabbath"
finicky
(adjective satellite) exacting especially about details; "a finicky eater"; "fussy about clothes"; "very particular about how her food was prepared"