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Agnostic
atheist
Martinet
dictator
Nadir
Low point, bottom
Pinnacle
High point, zenith
Noisome
harmful, evil
Resplendent
full of splendor
Proponents
Supporters, opposite of opponents
Allusive
hard to understand
Tenuous
Lacking a strong foundation; not dense, rare
Divulge
to reveal
Haughty
conceited, supercilious
Ramifications
consequences, results
Daunt
to intimidate
Incur
to bring down on oneself
Scourage
the worst
Precarious
unstable
Hapless
unfortunate
Defer
to put off; to yield or submit to the whishes or opinion of another
Acerbic
acidic; sharp in temper, mood, or tone; vitriolic, biting
vitriolic
acidic - caustic, corrosive, biting
Panacea
quick-fix, cure-all
Dour
sour, stubborn
Wan
waxy, pale
Sanguine
healthy, bloody, bold
Accommodating
willing to compromise
Diurnal
twice a day
Platitudes
cliches, hackneyed expressions
Scamper
to run around freely and playfully, frolic
Nimble
quick and light in motion, agile
Debauchery
lack of morality
Peroration
the concluding part of a speech
adjudication
judicial settlement, taking something to court
Restitution
restoration
Cacophony
harsh, grating, loud, discordant sound
Colloquy
dialogue
Dalliance
mild interest, dawdling, wasting time, acting playfully
Ululate
to make a sound with two alternating tones
Whimsical
light-hearted
Marginalize
to exclude
Festooned
decorated
Sonorous
having a pleasant sound, melodic
Ashen
gray
Raucous
harsh, discordant, noisy
Slovenly
sloppy, untidy
Contention
heated discussion
Vindicate
to defend, to clear of accusation, to justify
fortuitous
lucky
Juxtaposition
side by side placement esp for contrast
Deprecatory
lowering oneself
Perfunctory
done merely out of duty, not conscientious
Lugubrious
slow, gloomy, lethargic
Frenetic
frantic, characterized by uncontrolled emotion
Elegiac
reflective, melancholy
Obsequious
flattering, unctuous, sycophantic
Misgivings
worries
Detractors
Someone who dimishes the value or effect of something
Redolent
full of pleasing scent
Acumen
sharpness
Effluvium
waste, by-product
Equanimity
composure
Disparage
to lower in rank or reputation
Specious
false
Staid
dull
Devoid
Being without, void
Propitous
being of good omen
Beneficence
producing good
Levity
inconstancy; lightness of manner, speech, esp when inappropriate
Imperturbable
serene, extremely calm
Venerated
regarded with reverential respect
Innocuous
harmless, duill, flat
Extemporaneous
not planned, impromptu
Prosaic
dull, ordinary
Prolific
productive
Fastidious
demanding, meticulous
Cursory
hasty, rapidly and superficially done
Unequivocal
Clear, complete
Obstreperous
hard to get along with; unruly
Propriety
quality of being proper
Duplicitous
two-faced, untrustworthy
Odious
having a bad odor
Nonplussed
confused
Spartan
ascetic, courageous, disciplined
Sumptuous
elegant, delicious
Stagestruck
desiring to become an actor
Dislodge
to force out of a place esp of rest, hiding, or defense
Diminutive
small
Contemplative
thought-provoking
Plaintive
sad
Languorous
slow
Brazen
bold
Rambunctious
lively, rebellious
Sardonic
mocking, bitterly humorous, sarcastic
Pernicious
very destructive and injurious
Gregarious
social, companionable
Urbane
elegant, refined, stylish
Surreal
distorting reality
Congenial
kindred, sympathetic
Disquiet
to make uneasy
Obfuscate
to make dark or obscure, to confuse
Complacency
satisfaction
CATHARTIC
purging, purifying
TRENCHANT
clear-cut, distinct
BARB
a biting critical remark
MERCURIAL
unpredictably changeable, complex
UNTOWARD
troublesome, inconvenient
FLACCID
deficient in firmness
PREPOSSESSING
tending to create a favorable impression
MANNERED
having an artificial character
MONOLITHIC
something large and powerful that acts as a single unified force
SECTARIAN
taking sides
SUPERFLUOUS
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary; surplus
RAPPROCHEMENT
the establishment of/a state of having cordial relations
TENDENTIOUS
biased
PONTIFICATE
to act as if one is infallible
DISCONSOLATE
sad
PREEMPTED
replaced
ADAMANT
inflexible, unyielding
UNGAINLY
awkward, clumsy
OVERHAUL
to examine and make necessary adjustments
FINAGLE
to obtain by indirect or dishonest means
RECALCITRANT
disobedient
INURED
accustomed to (something negative)
FETID
over ripe
ABERRATION
anomaly, deviation
PEJORATIVE
having negative connotations
COMPUNCTION
anxiety arising from guilt; remorse
EFFRONTERY
shameless, boldness, impudence
FLIPPANT
lacking proper respect or seriousness
FIAT
an authoritative and often arbitrary order or decree
BELEAGURED
besiege, harass
REHASH
to present again in another form without real change or improvement
DEARTH
scarcity, famine
RETICENT
reluctant, not talking