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Revere
To regard with respect tinged with awe; venerate
Relevant
Bearing upon or connected with the matter
hand; pertinent
Obscure
Not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain
Spurious
Not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
Innovate
To introduce something new; make changes in anything established
Denounce
To condemn or censure openly or publicly
Apathy
Absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement
Anomaly
A deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form
Discriminate
To make a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs rather than according to actual merit; show partiality
Impartial
Free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
Candid
free from bias, prejudice, or malice
Discernment
the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure
Disdain
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Abstract
difficult to understand: lacking in substance and free in form
Temperate
Exercising moderation and self-restraint
Enigma
a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation
Inevitable
incapable of being avoided or evaded
Eccentric
deviating from conventional or accepted usage or conduct especially in odd or whimsical ways
Provincial
a person lacking urban polish or refinement
Futile
serving no useful purpose; completely ineffective
Diverse
Differing from one another
Benevolent
Characterized by or suggestive of doing good
Pious
having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations
Conciliatory
to gain by pleasing acts
Resignation
an accepting, unresisting attitude, state, etc.; submission
Resolute
Firm or determined; unwavering
Servile
Abjectly submissive; slavish
Acute
Of great importance or consequence; crucial
Reticent
inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech
Anarchy
Political disorder and confusion
Virulent
deadly: extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
Scrutinize
size up; to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
Discord
lack of agreement or harmony
Repudiate
reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
Diligent
quietly and steadily persevering, especially in detail or exactness
Superficial
being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
Comtempt
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Lucid
transparently clear; easily understandable
Aesthetic
appreciative of, responsive to, or zealous about the beautiful
Prodigal
lavish: very generous
Augment
increase: to add to something in order to make it larger or more substantial, or to grow in this way
Complacent
satisfied: self-satisfied and unaware of possible dangers
Guile
cunning and deceitfulness: a cunning, deceitful, or treacherous quality
Squander
use something wastefully: to spend or use something precious in a wasteful and extravagant way
Incessant
occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted; "a child's incessant questions"
Laudable
praiseworthy: admirable and worthy of praise
Deter
restrain from taking action: to discourage somebody from taking action or prevent something from happening, especially by making somebody feel afraid or anxious
Redundant
exceeding what is necessary or normal
Infamous
notorious: having an extremely bad reputation
Provocative
making people angry or excited: deliberately aimed at exciting or annoying people
Depravity
corruption: a state of moral corruption
Gravity
seriousness: the seriousness of something considered in terms of its unfavorable consequences
Banal
dull and unoriginal: boringly ordinary and lacking in originality
Extol
praise somebody or something: to praise somebody or something with great enthusiasm and admiration
Euphony
pleasant sound: a pleasant sound, especially in speech or pronunciation
Deride
ridicule: to show contempt for somebody or something
Insipid
dull because lacking in character and lively qualities
Austere
plain and without luxury: plain and simple, without luxury or self-indulgence
Expedite
speed up the progress of something: to ensure that something takes place or is dealt with more quickly than usual
Heresy
unorthodox religious opinion: an opinion or belief that contradicts established religious teaching, especially one that is officially condemned by a religious authority
Depravity
corruption: a state of moral corruption
Gravity
seriousness: the seriousness of something considered in terms of its unfavorable consequences
Banal
dull and unoriginal: boringly ordinary and lacking in originality
Extol
praise somebody or something: to praise somebody or something with great enthusiasm and admiration
Euphony
pleasant sound: a pleasant sound, especially in speech or pronunciation
Deride
ridicule: to show contempt for somebody or something
Insipid
dull because lacking in character and lively qualities
Austere
plain and without luxury: plain and simple, without luxury or self-indulgence
Expedite
speed up the progress of something: to ensure that something takes place or is dealt with more quickly than usual
Heresy
unorthodox religious opinion: an opinion or belief that contradicts established religious teaching, especially one that is officially condemned by a religious authority