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heretic (-)
someone who goes against accepted religious beliefs
paucity
scarcity
profuse
very abundant; flowing
conciliate (+)
to sooth anger
cacophonous (-)
harsh sounding
desecrate (-)
to show disrespect or to deface something sacred
euphonious (+)
melodious; pleasant sounding
guile
cunning; deceitfulness
immutable
unchanging; permanent
incessant
non-stop
static
unchanging; not moving
bastion
a stronghold; a fort
benign (+)
kindly; good-natured
credulous
gullible; ready to believe without proof
disparage (-)
to speak poorly of
eccentric
odd; out of the ordinary; quirky
philanthropist
someone who benefite mankind
squander (-)
to waste
virulent (-)
harmful
philistine (-)
one who lacks culture or taste
zeal (+)
enthusiasm
acuity (+)
sharpness of perception or mind
affable (+)
friendly; agreeable
assuage (+)
to reduce pain
avarice (-)
greed
dissonance (-)
lack of agreement or harmony
listness (-)
without energy or enthusiasm
scrupulous (+)
concerned; conscientious; proper
tentative
not final; uncertain
adulation (+)
adoration
dogmatic
stubbornly opinionated
futile (-)
hopeless; without effect
languid (-)
slow and listless
pious (+)
religious; devout
ponderous
weighty; heavy
protracted
drawn out; lengthy
deference (+)
a show of respect
enigma
a riddle
apathy (-)
lack of emotion or interest
indifferent
having no preference
revere (+)
to worship; to honor
candor
frankness; honesty
reticent
restrained; uncommunicative
aesthetic
concerning art or beauty
autonomy
self-rule; independence
disdain (-)
contempt
innocuous
harmless; insignificant
banal (-)
commonplace; dull; ordinary
ambiguous
unclear; undecided
anarchy (-)
lack of government; chaos
ameliorate (+)
to improve
atrophy (-)
to waste away from lack of use
innovate(+)
to make changes; to modernize
servile(-)
overly submissive; cringing
extol(+)
to praise
augment
to add to; to increase
benevolent (+)
kindly; to wish well
derision (-)
contempt; ridicule
disparity
inequality
flagrant (-)
glaringly wrong; conspicuously evil
indolence (-)
laziness
acquiesce
to give in; to agree
prodigal (-)
extravagant; wasteful
capricious (-)
whimsical; unpredictable
prosaic (-)
commonplace; uninspired; dull
austere
severe; strict
complacent (-)
smug; self-satisfied
compliance
conforming to a request or demand
dubious (-)
doubtful
ephemeral
short-lived; fleeting
inevitable
unavoidable; bound to happen
insipid (-)
bland; boring
obscure
unclear; clouded; partially hidden
depravity (-)
corruption; wickedness
discern
to distinguish one thing from another
expedite
to quicken
peripherial
on the edge; unimportant
discern
to distinguish one thing from another
expedite
to quicken
peripheral
on the edge; unimportant
taciturn
quiet; uncommunicative; silent
apprehensive (-)
fearful; worried
expedient
advantageous; convenient
fastidious
finicky; overly critical
novel (+)
new; interesting
parsimony (-)
stinginess
provincial (-)
narrowminded; unsophisticated
respite
a break; a rest
anecdote
a brief, humorous story
drone (-)
to talk on and on in a dull way