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Ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm
Acerbic
Sharp Tempered
Volatile
Tending to vary frequently
Bellicose
aggressive
Mollify
to sooth
ravine
deep, narrow gorge
alacrity
speed, cheerful willingness
query
question
impassive
showing no emotion
Appease
to calm; pacify
Pedagogical
related to teaching
Eclectic
selecting from various sources
Scrupulous
very thorough
scathing
very severe or harsh
Assessment
appraisal
Renaissance
the humanistic revival of classical art and learning that occurred in 14-16th century
perspective
point of view
Savant
learned lesson
reclusive
Seeking seclusion
pique
to arouse
Jargon
specialized language
obstinate
stubborn
Subtle
not immediately obvious
ambiguous
unclear in meaning
paramount
foremost; primary
Cordial
warm and sincere
Colloquy
conversation (especially a formal one)
Replicate
to duplicate, repeat
verbatim
in exactly the same words
reiterate
to repeat
Obtuse
stupid; dull
Rebuke
to scold; reprimand
Revivify
to give new energy
soporific
sleep producing
somnolent
sleepy
sojourn
visit
undaunted
not discouraged
convoluted
complicated
appellation
name
vernacular
Everyday language used by ordinary people
amenable
agreeable
idiom
expression whose meaning differs from the meaning of its individual words
Abortive
interrupted while imcomplete
narrative
story
melange
mixture