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reticent
restrained, uncommunicative
virulent
extremely poisonous, malignant, full of hate
discord
disagreement
repudiate
to reject, to deny
prodigal
extravagant, wasteful
guile
cunning, duplicity
squander
to waste
laudable
worthy of praise
depravity
moral corruption
extol
to praise
euphony
pleasant sound
deride
to ridiculue, to laugh at contemptuously
insipid
dull, banal
austere
unadorned, stern, forbidding, without much money
expedite
ro make faster or easier
philanthropy
love of mankind, donating to charity
deference
submission to another's will
vacillate
to be indescisive
pragmatic
proactical, down to earth
ascetic
hermit-like
dogmatic
arrogantly assertive of unproven ideas
dissent
disagreement
volition
will, conscious choice
didactic
instructive, indtended to instruct
disparate
different, incompatible
disparage
to belittle
ephemeral
short lived, fleeting
prosaic
dull, inimaginative
expedient
providing an immediate advantage
fastidious
meticulous, demanding
belligerent
combative, quarrelsome
languish
to become weak
stagnation
motionlessness, inactivity
mitigate
to lessen the severity of something
engender
to create, to produce
relegate
to banish, to send away
indolence
laziness
congenial
agreeably suitable, pleasant
preclude
to prevent, to make impossible, to shut out
elusive
hard to pin down, evasive
efface
to erase
acquiesce
to give in, to agree
atrophy
to waste away from lack of use
dubious
doubtful, uncertain
flagrant
shocling, outstandingly bad
immutable
unchangeable
coalesce
to come together as one, to fuse,to unite
cryptic
mysterious
levity
lightness, frivolity
innate
existing since birth, inborn, inherent
sycophant
one who sucks up to others
esoteric
hard to understand, understood by only a select few
extraneous
irrelevant
caustic
like acid, corrosive
inadvertent
lax, carelessl without intention
exhaustive
thorough, complete
scrupulous
strict, careful
respite
to disprove
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain
volatile
quick to evaporate, highly unstable
peripheral
unimportant
hedonistic
pleasure-seeking, indulgent
idiom
a peculiar expressiob
brevity
briefness
apocryphal
of doubtful origin, false
deplete
to use up, to reduce, to lessen
amity
friendship
stringent
strict, restrictive
auspicious
favorable, promising
lethargy
sliggishness
hackneyed
banal, overused, trite
amass
to accumulate
bastion
stronghold, fortress
desecrate
to profane a holy place
fortuitous
accidental
furtive
secretive
supercilious
haughty, patronixing
verbose
wordy
innocuous
harmless, banal
paucity
scarcity
zealous
fervent, enthusiastically devoted to something
emulate
to strive to equal or excel, usually through imitiation
contrite
deeply apologetic, remorseful
recalcitrant
stubbornly defiant of authority or control
ambulatory
able to walk, walking
diffident
timid, lacking self- confidence
marred
damaged, bruised
parsimony
stinginess
tenacious
tough, hard to defeat
blithe
carefree, cheerful
dearth
a lack of, scarcity
irascible
irritate
saccharine
sweet, excessively or disgustinly sweet
venerate
to revere, to treat as something holy