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Aberration
deviation; abnormality
Abstruse
difficult to comprehend
Affability
friendliness; cordiality
Affluence
wealth and status
Alleviation
making less severe
Amalgamation
mixture or joining of different components
Amassed
accumulated
Arcane
esoteric. Known or understood by only a few
Augmenting
increasing in size or number
Belied
contradicted. To show to be false: "Their laughter belied their outward grief".
Benevolent
kindly
Callous
cruel and unfeeling
Candid
truthful; honest
Coalition
a union of two parts
Concordance
agreement
Conflagration
big fire
Copious
in large amounts
Dearth
shortage
Debacle
disaster
Disarming
charming; unthreatening
Disillusioned
freed from wrong ideas
Disparaging
criticizing
Embellished
decorated
Empathetic
understanding in an insightful way
Encompassed
included; surrounded
Endorsement
support; approval
Entourage
group of followers; retinue
Equanimity
peace of mind; balance; calm
Eradicating
wiping out; destroying
Esoteric
obscure; Not readily noticed or seen
Exacerbated
made worse
Excised
cut out
Exotic
strange; foreign
Faction
section; group with common interests
Finagle
wheedle; wangle; trick
Grating
harsh; rasping
Gratuitous
free; unwarranted
Hackneyed
commonplace; over-used
Insightful
perceptive. sensitive.
Insolence
rudeness
Intrigued
interested and curious
Intuition
sixth sense; ‘gut feeling’. The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes
Languid
lacking energy; weak
Lobby
1. to try to persuade, 2. entrance hall
Lucid
clear
Monotonous
dull; repetitive
Motley
varied; miscellaneous
Opting
choosing
Meager
small; scanty
Marred
spoiled; ruined
Overhaul
renovate
Preclude
prevent
Precursors
forerunners; One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come
Purportedly
apparently claiming, Assumed to be such; supposed
Ratify
give official approval to
Resilience
strength; ability to withstand
Retraction
removal; ‘taking back’
Sporadic
intermittent; on and off
Spurned
shunned; rejected
Substantiated
backed up; given supporting evidence
Supplant
replace
Truculence
stubbornness
Unequivocal
certain; cannot be disputed
Voluminous
large; bulky; extensive
Winnow
sift; separate good from bad