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ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation
ambivalent
simultaneously feeling oppposing feelings; uncertain
amenable
responsive; agreeable
anthology
a collection of literary pieces
arbiter
a judge who eicdes a disputed issue
arbitrary
determined by impulse rather than reason
arid
describing a dry, rainlewss climate.
assertion
a declaration or statement
assiduous
hard-working
assimilation
to absorb, to make similar
astute
shrewd, clever
auspicious
favorable, promising
comprehensive
large in scope or content
brusque
rudely abrupt
camaraderie
good will between friends
candor
sincerity, openness
capricious
impulsive and unpredicatable
caustic
bitingly sarcastic or witty
clandestine
secretive
cogent
convincing, reasonable
coherent
logically connected
conception
the ability to form or understand an idea
confalgration
a widespread fire
contemptous
feeling hatred, scornful
context
circumstances of a situation, environment
convoluted
intricate, complex
copius
pentiful, having a large quantity
coup
a brillantly exectued plan
cryptic
difficult to comprehend
decorous
proper, marked by good taste.
deleterious
having a harmful effect, injurious
despotic
excercising absolute power, tyrannical
didactic
intended to instruct
dilatory
habitually late
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial understand of a field of knowledge
discourse
verbal expression or exchange, conversation
disingenuous
not straightforward, crafty
disparage
to speak of in a slighting way or negatively, to belittle
disparity
inequality in age, rank, or degree, difference
dogged
stubbornly perservering
dogmatic
stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proved beliefs
dubious
doubtful, of unlikely authenticity
ebullience
intense enthusiasm
eclectic
made up of a variety of sources or styles
effusive
emotionally unrestrained, gushy
egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
elusive
difficult to capture
emollient
softening and soothing, something that softens or soothes
enmity
mutual hatred or ill-will
equanimity
the quality of being calm and even-tempered, composure
equivocate
to avoid making a definite statement
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
facetious
playfully humorous
fastidious
possessing careful attention to detail, difficult to please
feral
savage, untamed
florid
describing flowery or elaborate speech
fracticious
quareelsom, unruly
frenetic
wildly excited or active
futile
having no useful purpose, pointless
gratuitous
given freely, unearned, unwarranted