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corroborate
to make more certain; confirm
aggrandize
to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend
malign
To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about; speak evil of
deride
to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock
purport
imply, express, intend to express
prolific
producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive
anathema
a person or thing detested or loathed
animadversion
the act of criticizing
anthropomorphic
resembling or made to resemble a human form
bellicose
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious
impunity
exemption from punishment
impugn
to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon
comely
handsome
conduce
to lead or contribute to a result
salubrious
favorable to or promoting health; healthful
diaphanous
very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent
diametric
opposite
convalescent
returning to health after sickness
efficacious
capable of having the desired result or effect; effective as a means, measure, remedy
egregious
extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant
eminence
high station, rank, or repute
immanence
remaining within; indwelling; inherent
eugenic
having good inherited characteristics
illicet
not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful
elicit
to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke
eulogy
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, esp. a set oration in honor of a deceased person
euphemism
the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt
evanescence
to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away
lugubrious
mournful, dismal, or gloomy
salacious
lustful or lecherous
paradigm
an example serving as a model; pattern
aggregate
formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined
proliferate
to increase in number or spread rapidly and often excessively
injunction
a command; order; admonition

OR

an act or instance of enjoining
avuncular
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle
altruism
the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others
semantics
study of meaning
ingratiate
to establish (oneself) in the favor or good graces of others, esp. by deliberate effort
obsequious
obedient; dutiful
ebullience
high spirits; exhilaration; exuberance
bravura
florid; brilliant
vapid
without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious
circumspect
Marked by attention to all circumstances and probable consequences; cautious; prudent
prepotency
The quality or condition of having superior power, influence, or force; predominance
argot
secret language
quagmire
A difficult or precarious position or situation
ukase
order or decree
indigence
a state of extreme poverty
destitute
deprived of, devoid of, or lacking
supplant
to take the place of
filibuster
the use of irregular or obstructive tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to force a decision against the will of the majority
sagacious
Of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; shrewd; wise.
munificent
extremely liberal in giving; very generous
effusive
unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve
controvertible
debatable
doggedness
persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious
wary
watchful; being on one's guard against danger
pretention
a claim to dignity, importance, or merit
annul
to make void or null; abolish; cancel; invalidat
invidious
calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful
leery
suspicious
efface
to wipe out; do away with; expunge

OR

To conduct (oneself) inconspicuously
doctrinaire
a person who tries to apply some doctrine or theory without sufficient regard for practical considerations; an impractical theorist
leery
suspicious
invidious
calculated to create ill will or resentment or give offense; hateful
liberality
the quality or condition of being liberal in giving; generosity; bounty
dogmatism
dogmatic character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths
fundamentalism
strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles
intransigence
refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible
conciliatory
to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over
salutary
favorable to or promoting health; healthful
zenith
a highest point or state; culmination
inception
beginning; start; commencement
ostensible
apparent, evident, or conspicuous
incongruous
inconsistent, lacking harmony
amalgamate
to combine, unite, merge, or coalesce