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municipality
a self-governed government
analgesic
painkiller
debunk
expose the falsness of
deride
ridicule, tease
avaricious
greedy
assiduous
hard-working, dilligent
fractious
argumentative, irratable
gregarious
friendly, sociable
divergent
different from
extol
praise
garrulous
talkative
disparity
difference between
amenable
willing to do, agreeable
fraternize
mingle with
belabor
overdo to a point, say to an excess
emollient
softening agent
discretion
good judgement
glower
scowl, glare
empirical
relying on experimental data
benevolent
charitable
misanthrope
hater of mankind
coalesce
come together
cantankerous
quarrelsome, grouchy
harbinger
omen of things to come
iconoclast
attacking established beliefs
caricature
parody, a humorous likeness of
pervasive
spreading
impetuous
impulsive
idiosyncrasy
peculiarity to an individual
dilatory
delaying
sanguine
optimistic
impute
blame, attribute to another
clandestine
hidden, secret
imposing
awe-inspiring
salutary
helpful
sedentary
stationary, inactive
dogmatic
opionated, sticking to the point
sultry
hot, humid
protracted
lengthy
ingrate
an unthankful person
avow
to state to be true, claim
streamline
simplify
specious
insincere, deceptive, false
acerbic
bitter
electic
from many different sources
spurious
false, deceptive
nuance
a hint, subtle variation
paucity
scarcity
meritorious
deserving praise
stupendous
overwhelming
subvert
overthrow, upset
jurisprudence
science/philosophy of law
insidious
sly, evil
equitable
fair, just
invidious
hateful, scornful
intransigent
stubborn, uncomprimising
contemptous
hateful, scornful
insolent
conceited, haughty, rude
vacuous
empty
tout
praise
supersede
replace, cancel out
insolent
conceited, haughty, rude
expunge
erase from existence
forestall
prevent from happening, delay
salve
ointment, soothing remedy
resolute
determined
propitiate
pacify
repungant
disgusting, repulsive
conciliagory
leading to peace, pacific
commensurate
proportionate to
condone
forgive
pragmatic
pratical
profligate
wasteful
doctrinaire
stubbornly adhering to theory
contingent
possible
aberration
defect
unfettered
free, unrestrained
parsimonious
cheap, stingy, miserly
effusive
overly emotional, bubbling
vicarious
taking pleasure in the deeds of others
despondent
downcast, sad
dissertation
formal lecture or paper
conspicious
out in the open, obvious
evanescent
temporary, fleeting
virulence
hostility, spite
flippant
not serious, thoughtless
pernicious
harmful, wicked
assail
to attack
cursory
hurried, hasty
vindicate
justify, excuse, clear of blame
prodigious
enormous
dessicant
moisture absorber
transitory
short-lived
presumptuous
arrogant
flagrant
out in the open
efficacious
capable
adversity
misfortune
nebulous
unclear, cloudy in thought
penitent
regretful
peremptory
commanding, decisive
perspiacacity
intelligent
convivial
sociable, friendly
exonerate
clear of charges
elucidate
to make clearer