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cogent
convincing;reasonable
discourse
verbal expression or exchange;conversation
pundit
an authority who expresses his/her opinions
penitent
expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
substantiated
supported with proof or evidence; verified
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
convoluted
intricated; complex
obscure
1) relatively unknown
2) to conceal or make indistinct.
indolent
lazy
torpor
lazinees;inactivity;dullness
ebullience
intense enthusiasm
egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
auspicious
favorable;promising
emollient
(adj) softening and soothing
(n) something that softens or soothes
reclamation
the act of making something usefl again
spurious
not genuine, counterfeit
astute
shrewd;clever
wary
on guard; watchful
wily
cunning
ambivalent
simultaneously having opposing feelings; uncertain
arbitrary
determined by impulse rather than reason
equivocate
to avoid making a definite statement
tenuous
having little substance or strength; shaky; unsure, weak
dogged
stubbornly preserving
maverick
one who is independent and resists adherence to a group
obdurate
stubborn;inflexible
obstinate
stubbornly adhereing to an opinion or a course of action
proliferate
to grow or increase rapidly
tenacity
presistence
inveterate
long established;deep-rooted;habitual
elusive
difficult to capture
camaraderie
goodwill between friends
facetious
playfully humorous
truncated
shortened; cut off
anthology
a collection of literary pieces
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial understanding of a field of knowledge
mural
a large painting applied directly to a wall or ceiling surface
decorous
proper; marked by good taste
equanimity
the quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure
prudent
exercising good judgment or common sense
staid
unemotional; serious
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive
pejorative
describing words or phrases that belittle or speak negatively of someone
vilify
to make vicious statements about
brusque
rudely abrupt
caustic
bitingly sarcastic or witty
feral
savage; untamed
fractious
quarrelsome; unruly
ingrate
an ungrateful person
insolent
insulting in manner or speech
pugnacious
combative; belligerent
deleterious
having a harmful effect; injurious
enmity
mutual hatred or ill-will
heinous
hatefully evil; abominable
malfeasance
misconduct or wrongding, especially by a public official
putrid
rotten
hackneyed
worn-out through overuse; trite
obsolete
no longer in use; old-fashioned
prosaic
unimaginative; dull
sedentary
not migratory; settled
apprehension
anxiety or fear about the future
harbinger
something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner
timorous
timid; fearful about the future
nascent
coming into existence; emerging
novice
a beginner
candor
sincerity; openness
sonorous
producing a deep or full sound
prodigious
enormous
replete
abundantly supplied; filled to capacity
laudatory
giving praise
facile
done or achieved with little effort; easy
fastidious
processing careful attention to detail; difficult to please
paradigm
an example or model
cartographer
one who designs or makes maps
aberration
something that differs from the norm
abstruse
hard to comprehend
acquiesce
to agree without protesting
acrimony
bitterness, discord
acumen
keen insight
behemoth
something of tremendous power or size
bombastic
excessively confident, pompous
cerebral
related to intellect
circumvent
to get around
covet
to desire enviously
debacle
a disastrous failure, disruption
demagogue
a leader who appeals to a person's prejudices
demure
quiet, modest, reserved
emaciated
very thin, feeble looking
exorbitant
excessive
fathom
to understand, comprehend
goad
to urge, incite to action
impregnable
resistant to capture or penetration
iniquity
wickedness or sin
irascible
easily angered
kudos
praise for achievement
laconic
terse in speech/writing
myriad
consisting of a great number
onerous
burdensome
paucity
small in quantity
portent
an omen
precocious
advanced; developing ahead of time
profuse
plentiful, abundant
puerile
juvenile; immature
raze
to demolish
reprieve
a temporary delay of punishment
resilient
able to recover from misfortune, able to withstand adversity
respite
a break, rest
scathing
sharp, critical, hurtful
ubiquitous
existing everywhere, widespread
vociferous
loud, boisterous