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effusive
emotionally unrestrained, gushy
vindicated
freed from blame
plausible
seemingly valid or acceptable; credible
jurisprudence
the philosophy of science of law
penitent
expressing remorse for ones misdeeds
substantiated
supported w/ proof or evidence; verified
benevolent
well meaning; generous
disingenuous
not staight forward, crafty
surreptitious
done by secretive means
wily
cunning
ambivalent
simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
gratuitous
given freely, unearned, unwarranted
superfluous
extra, unecessary
alleviate
to ease a pain or burden
asylum
a place of retreat or security
opulent
exhibiting a display of great weath
embellish
to make beautiful by ornamenting; to decorate
florid
describing flowery or elaborate speech
benign
kind and gentle
emollient
(adj) softening and soothing
(n) something that softens or soothes
mollify
to calm or sooth
reclamation
the act of making something useful again
sanction
to give official authorization or approval
dubious
doubtful of unlikely authenticity
fabricated
made; concocted in order to deceive
hypocrisy
the practice of pretending to be something one's not; insincerity
slander
false charges and malicious oral statements about someone
spurious
not gentle,false; counterfeit
astute
shrewd, clever
ornate
elaborately decorative
ostentatious
describing a showy or pretentious display
poignant
profoundly moving; touching
wary
on guard, watchful
camoflage
to hide by ble
clandestine
secretive
coup
a brilliantly executed plan
ruse
a crafty trick
stratagem
a clever trick used to deceive or outwit
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation
apathetic
feeling or showing little emotion
arbitrary
determined by impulse rather than reason
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
equivocate
to avoid making a definite statement
indifferent
not caring one way or the other
spontaneous
unplanned; naturally occurring
whimsical
subject to eratic behavior; unpredictable
inconsequential
unimportant
superficial
concerned with what is only on the surface, shallow
tenuous
having little substance or strength, shaky, unsure, weak
trivial
of little importance or significance
dictatorial
domineering, expressively overbearing
disdain
(n) contempt, scorn
(v) to regard or treat w/ contempt, to look down on
haughty
arrogant, vainly proud
imperious
arrougantly domineering or overbearing
listeless
lacking energy
alienated
removed or disassociated from (family, friends, homeland)
alliance
a union of two or more groups
disparity
inequality in age, rank or degree, difference
servile
submissive, like a servant
supressed
subdued, kept from being circulated
assertion
a declaration or statement
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
coherent
logically connected
cohesive
condition of sticking together
eloquence
the ability to speak vividly or persuasively
emphasize
to give special attention to something, to stress
fluid
easily flowing
implication
the act of suggesting or hinting
lucid
easily understood, clear
pundit
an authority who expresses his/her opinion
rhetoric
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
arbiter
a judge who decides a disputed issue
biased
prejudiced
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
insipid
uninteresting, unchallenging
discourse
verbal expression or exchange; convertaion
cogent
convincing, reasonable
didactic
intended to instruct
patronizing
treating in a condescending manor
convoluted
intricate, complex
cryptic
difficult to comprehend
encryption
futile
having no useful purpose, pointless
impede
to slow the progress
abscure
(adv) relatively unknown
(v) to conceal or make indisctict
do you recognize something that is obscure?
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
dilatory
habitually late
indolent
lazy
assiduous
hard-working
compelling
forceful, urgently demanding attention
diligent
marked by painstaking effort, hard working
dogged
persevering, determined
endure
to put up with
intrepid
courageous, fearless
maverick
one who is independent and resists aderence to a group
obdurate
stubborn, inflexible
obstinate
stubbornly adhering to an opinion or a course of action
proliferate
to grow or increase rapidly
tenacity
persistence
vitality
energy, power to survive
assimilation
to absorb, to make similar
consensus
general agreement
context
circumstances of a situation, environment
derived
copied or adopted from a source
incumbent
imposed as a dusty, obligatory
inevitable
certain to happen, unavoidable
malleable
easily shaped or formed
subdue
to restrain, to hold back
acquired
develop or learned, not naturally occuring
conception
the ability to form or understand an idea
conviction
a fixed or strong belief
dogmatic
stubornly adhering to insufficiently proved beliefs
enlightening
informative, contributing to one's awareness
impression
a feeling or understanding resulting from an experience
intuition
the power of knowing things w/o thinking, sharp insight
misconception
an incorrect understanding or interpretation
perception
awareness, insight
perspective
point of view
profound
having great depth or seriousness
objectibity
treating facts w/o influence fom personal feelings or prejudices
integrity
trustworthiness, completeness
incontrovertible
indesputable, not open to question
impartial
not in favor of one side or the other, unbiased
torpor
laziness, inactivity, dullness
frenetic
wildly excited or active
auspicious
favorable
egregious
conspiciously bad or offensive
flagrant
extremely or deliberately shocking or noticable
ebullience
intense enthusiasm
lambaste
criticize harshly
catalyst
spark, stimulus
prequisite
a thing regarded as a special right or privilege enjoyed as a result of one's position