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abstemious
moderate in eating or drinking
artisan
skilled worker
ascendancy
domination
austere
stern, severe
autonomous
self governing
belie
give a false impression
brevity
concise
capricious
fickle, changing
concede
to admit
concur
to agree
condone
free from blame, to forgive
contend
to assert earnestly
contentious
quarrelsome
corroborate
support
cursory
hastily done
decorum
propriety, properness
deference
courteous regard for another's wish
deprecate
to belittle, condescend
devious
roundabout, not straightforward
devise
to think up, plot
diffuse
wordy
disparity
condition of inequality
disseminate
scatter
dogmatic
opinionated
enunciate
speak distinctly
equivocal
ambiguous
erratic
odd
erroneous
wrong
esoteric
known only by a few
exacerbate
to worsen
exalt
praise
exhaustive
comprehensive
exhilarating
refreshing
exonerate
free from blame
exploit
make use of unjustly
extraneous
superfluous, excess
exuberance
lavishness
fallacious
false
fastidious
difficult to please
fervor
ardor, passion
flagrant
blatant, conspicuous
guile
deceit
hardy
sturdy
iconoclastic
attacking established traditions
idiosyncrasy
eccentricity, odd
impede
to delay
impudence
isolence, rude
incisive
sharp, keen
incite
to motivate
indict
to charge
indiscriminate
choosing at random
inert
inactive
innocuous
harmless
insularity
narrow-mindedness
inundate
overwhelm
invert
turn upside down
irresolute
uncertain
judicious
wise
languish
lose strenght
levity
lack of seriousness
lofty
very high
magnanimous
generous
marred
damaged
negate
deny
nullify
to make invalid
obliterate
to destroy completely
oblivion
forgetfulness
obscure
to make unclear
partisan
biased in favor of
perpetuate
preserve, to make endless
pervasive
spread throughout
ponderous
heavy, weighty
preclude
to eliminate, make impossible
precocious
advanced in development
predilection
preference
presumptuous
bold
prevalent
widespread
prodigal
wasteful
prodigious
enormous
profane
to treat unworthily
profusion
excess
proliferation
rapid growth
propriety
correct conduct
protract
to prolong
provincial
limited in outlook
quandary
dilemma
ratify
to approve
recluse
loner
recount
to narrate
relegate
to assign
renounce
to abandon
reprove
to censure, criticize
repudiate
to reject, disown
resigned
submissive
restraint
self-control
reticence
silent
retract
withdraw
rhetorical
effective communication
sanction
approve
satirical
mocking
scrupulous
having moral integrity
seclusion
isolation
sporadic
periodic, occurring irregularly
spum
to reject, scorn
squander
to waste
stagnant
motionless
static
unchanging
stoic
impassive, not affected by showing passion
subordinate
inferior
substantiate
to prove
succint
brief
susceptible
easily influenced
temper
to moderate
terse
concise
turbulence
violent agitation
undermine
to weaken
unobtrusive
not blatant
unwarranted
unjustified
usurp
to seize power
vacillate
to fluctuate
verbose
wordy
vilify
to slander
zealot
person who shows excessive zeal
apocryphal
false
avert
turn away
beguile
to mislead
bleak
cheerless
blighted
destroyed
certitude
certainty
circumlocution
indirect
coalesce
to combine
confluence
flowing together
conjecture
guess
converge
to come together
corrugated
wrinkled
culpable
deserving blame
debunk
expose as false
depose
remove from office
dessicate
to dry up
despondent
gloomy
discrepancy
difference
distend
to swell out
dupe
easily fooled
ebullient
excited
edify
correct morally
efface
to rub out, wear away
elicit
to draw out
elucidate
to clarify
emaciated
thin, slender
fallow
uncultivated
falter
to hesitate
fell
to knock down
fitful
spasmodic
foolhardy
rash
ignominy
dishonor
illicit
illegal
impecunious
without money, poor
inception
beginning
indelible
cannot be erased
indolent
lazy
insolvent
bankrupt
insuperable
unbeatable
intractable
stubborn
irreproachable
blameless
jocular
jolly, playful, witty
lampoon
to ridicule
lurid
gruesome
meander
turn in its course
misanthrope
hater of mankind
morose
sullen
munificient
generous
nefarious
very wicked
pithy
concise
precarious
uncertain, dubious
profligate
immoral, prodigal
quiescent
inactive
raze
to destroy
recant
confess error
replete
filled
rescind
to cancel
respite
time for rest
resplendent
dazzling
savory
tasty
sedentary
settled
steadfast
loyal
stolid
dull
strident
loud
stupefy
to amaze
surreptitious
secret
sycophant
flattered
taint
to contaminate
tantamount
equivalent
tenacity
persistence
threadbare
poor
tirade
scolding
torpor
sluggishness
trifling
unimportant
viable
practical
virtuoso
skilled
virulent
poisonous
voluble
talkative
parody
humorous imitation
parsimony
stinginess
paucity
scarcity
penury
poverty
perfunctory
done in an indifferent manner
pedestrian
commonplace