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aversion
disinclination
ingenuous
naive
disingenuous
not naive
enervate
weaken
deletrious
harmful
omniscient
all knowing (root omni means all)
ubiquitous
everywhere
omnipotent
all powerful
destitute
poor
defer
to give into something
dilettante
dabbler in the arts
competent
able
pedantic
overly scholarly
didactic
the art of teaching
reproach
to scold
disultory
aimless
trivial
petty, not important
erratic
irregular
biased
prejudiced
prudent
wise
disseminate
to publish or make known, to scatter
florid
flowery
serene
calm
desolate
barren
demise
death
euphemism
good way of doing something bad
belligerent
quarrelsome
equivocal
using words deceptively
extol
praise
assuage
smooth over
mollify
calm down
timorous
timid
esoteric
understood by only few
exasperate
frustrate
vicarious
obtained through the experience of another
endorse
approve
charlatan
imposter, one who pretends to know
coalesce
to join in union
inculpate
to blame
exculpate
remove from guilt
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic
sanguinary
bloody
rancor
deep seated hatred
elicit
to draw out
illicit
illegal
espouse
to support
zeal
enthusiasm
estranged
made enemies of
adverse
opposed to
effusion
an outpouring, a gushing of something
placid
calm
acerbity
sour tasting
caustic
burning
eccentric
odd
audacious
bold
effrontery
boldness
avarice
greed
impudent
bold
blatant
obvious
egregious
outstandingly bad
erudite
scholarly
engender
to cause
expiate
atone, make up for
epicurean
one who lives for pleasure
eulogy
good words of praise
soporific
causeing sleep
profound
deep, learned
rational
reasonable
efface
to destroy
exonerate
to free from blame
enhance
to better
emulate
imitate
scorn
contempt
extenuating
reasonable excuses for doing something, lessening, mitigating
diffident
shy
ascetic
one who practices self-denial
credible
believable
credulous
gullible
insipid
tasteless
archaic
old
arcane
mysterious
adamant
stubborn
dolorous
sorrowful
vivacious
lively
adept
skillful
arid
dry
sagacious
wise
forensic
characterisitic of a law court or debate
euphony
good sounding
cacophony
harsh sounding
trepidation
fear
defame
to speak ill of
retrograde
going backward (retro = backward)
gainsay
to deny
obstinate
stubborn
obdurate
stubborn
intransigent
stubborn (in = won't, trans = move)
ebullient
boiling with optimism, exuberant
laconic
brief
acquiesce
to go along with, to accept