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sporadic
occurring occasionally, singly, or in irregular or random instances
folly
lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight
hypocrisy
lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight
admonishment
to indicate duties or obligations to
altruism
unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
devious
moving without a fixed course
irrevocable
not possible to revoke
indefensible
incapable of being maintained as right or valid
boisterous
marked by or expressive of exuberance and high spirits
innocuous
producing no injury
enigmatic
of, relating to, or resembling an enigma : MYSTERIOUS
adulatory
excessive or slavish admiration or flattery
reprehensible
worthy of or deserving reprehension : CULPABLE
inexplicably
incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for
repented
to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life
discerned
to detect with the eyes
inherently
involved in the constitution or essential character of something
pedants
: something suspended
philistines
a person who is guided by materialism and is usually disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
ascetics
something suspended
paragons
a model of excellence or perfection
apologist
one who speaks or writes in defense of someone or something
aeshetics
a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty
indifference
lack of difference or distinction between two or more things
ostracize
to exclude from a group by common consent
desecrate
to treat disrespectfully, irreverently, or outrageously
colloquial
of or relating to conversation
sycophants
answer
kelptomaniacs
answer
dilettantes
an admirer or lover of the arts
zealots
a fanatical partisan
parsimony
the quality of being careful with money or resources
conservatism
disposition in politics to preserve what is established
impertinent
not restrained within due or proper bounds especially of propriety or good taste
equivocal
subject to two or more interpretations and usually used to mislead or confuse
maelstrom
a powerful often violent whirlpool sucking in objects within a given radius
labyrinth
place constructed of or full of intricate passageways and blind alleys
conflagration
a disasterious fire
torpor
a state of mental and motor inactivity with partial or total insensibility
carnage
the flesh of slain animals or men
exemplary
serving as a pattern
iridescent
having a lustrous or attractive quality or effect
indolent
causing little or no pain
obdurate
stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
unwonted
being out of the ordinary
arbitrary
depending on individual discretion (as of a judge) and not fixed by law
plausible
superficially fair, reasonable, or valuable but often specious
volatile
superficially fair, reasonable, or valuable but often specious
veracious
truthfull or honest
innocuous
not likely to give offense or to arouse strong feelings or hostility
negligible
so small or unimportant or of so little consequence as to warrant little or no attention
purported
so small or unimportant or of so little consequence as to warrant little or no attention
scrutinizes
to examine closely and minutely
substantiates
to give substance or form to
truculence
the quality or state of being truculent
incredulity
the quality or state of being incredulous : DISBELIEF
acquiescence
the act of acquiescing
reluctance
the quality or state of being reluctant
gregarious
tending to associate with others of one's kind
ardent
characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity
repressed
to hold in by self-control
prudent
marked by wisdom or judiciousness
tonic
producing or adapted to produce healthy muscular condition and reaction of organs
minor
inferior in importance, size, or degree : comparatively unimportant
enervating
to reduce the mental or moral vigor of
detrimetal
obviously harmful
aberration
failure of a mirror, refracting surface, or lens to produce exact point-to-point correspondence between an object and its image
disdain
a feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior : SCORN
caricature
exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics
disinclination
a preference for avoiding something : slight aversion
paradox
a tenet contrary to received opinion
rebuke
to criticize sharply
calumny
a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation
dearth
scarcity that makes dear
insurgence
an act or the action of being insurgent : INSURRECTION
plethora
a bodily condition characterized by an excess of blood and marked by turgescence and a florid complexion
inhibition
an inner impediment to free activity, expression, or functioning
misanthrope
a person who hates or distrusts humankind
oligarch
a member or supporter of an oligarchy
anomaly
the angular distance of a planet from its perihelion as seen from the sun
nonentity
something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination
clemency
disposition to be merciful and especially to moderate the severity of punishment due b : an act or instance of leniency
predisposes
to dispose in advance
prose
the ordinary language people use in speaking or writing
gusto
an individual or special taste