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narcissism
excessive love or admiration of oneself
navigable
sufficient for vessels to pass through
nefarious
vicious, evil
negate
nullify, deny
negligent
careless, inattentive
negligible
not worth considering
nitpick
to criticise minor details
nonchalant
calm, casual, seemingly unexcited
nondescript
lacking interesting or distinctive qualities
bane
cause of harm or ruin; source of annoyance
barricade
obstacle, barrier
belated
having been delayed, done too late
belligerent
hostile, inclined to fight
benign
gentle, harmless
plaudits
enthusiastic praise
ploy
maneuver, plan
polarise
to tend toward opposite extremes
pollinate
to place pollen on teh stigma of a flower
pomp
dignified display, splendor
pompous
pretentious, bombastic
potentate
monarch or ruler with great power
pragmatic
practical; moved by facts rather than abstract ideals
prank
practical joke
refracted
deflected, sharply bent
refurbish
to renovate
refute
to contradict, discredit
regale
amuse, entertain
regurgitate
rush or surge back
rehash
bring forth again with no real change
reinforce
strengthen
reiterate
to say or do again, repeat
relapse
regress, backslide
relevance
pertinence to the matter at hand, applicability
relinquish
to renounce or surender something
solitary
alone, remote, secluded
soluble
capable of being solved or dissolved
soothe
to calm, placate; comfort
sophistication
worldliness, edification, enlightenment
specious
plausible but incorrect
spontaneous
on the spur of the moment, implusive
sprint
dash, run quick for short distances
sprout
emerge and develop rapidly; to grow
spurious
lacking authenticity, false
squander
to waste
squelch
to suppress, to put down with force
stagnant
immobile, stale
unfetter
to free from restrictions
unheralded
unannounced, unexpected, not publicised
untenable
indefensible, uninhabitable
unyielding
firm, resolute
urbane
courteous, refined, suave
urge
to impel, to exhort, spur to action
usurp
to take over without right
utilitarian
efficient, functional, useful
compulsion
an irresistible impulse to act
compute
to determine by mathematics
conceited
holding an unduly high opinion of oneself, vain
conceivable
capable of being understood or imagined
concoct
to devise, using skill and intelligence
concordant
harmonious, agreeing
condemnation
an expression of strong disapproval
condescending
to reduce, make more concise
condolence
sympathy for a person's misfortune
condone
to pardon or forgive; overlook, justify, or excuse a fault
illusory
unreal, deceptive
illustrate
provide an example, explain
imaginative
creative, clever, innovative
imitate
copy, impersonate
immunity
invulnerability, exemption
immutable
unchangeable, invariable
impassioned
with great feeling
impassive
showing no emotion
impenitent
lacking appropriate remorse
imperceptive
unobservant, inattentive
implausible
improbable, inconceivable
delegate
to give powers to aother
deleterious
harmful, destructive, detrimental
deliberation
discussion or careful consideration of an issue
demagogue
leader, rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
demean
to degrade, humiliate, humble
demeanor
the way a person behaves
efficacious
effective, efficient
egotist
self-centered person
egregious
conspicuously bad
elate
to make joyful
elevated
raised, increased
elocutionist
trained public speaker
eloquent
strongly expressive emotion
elude
evade, escape
elusive
tending to evade
extricate
to free from, disentangle
extroverted
outgoing, easily talks to others
exultant
triumphant
fabricated
constructed, inverted; faked, falsified
facade
face, front; mask, superficial appearance
facile
skilled, adept; requiring skil
factual
real
fallacious
wrong, unsound, illogical
falsify
misrepresent, state untruthfully
fanfare
a showy public display
fathom
comprehend, penetrate the meaning of
irony
incongruity between expectations and actualities
irresolute
undecided; indecisive; fickle
irreverent
disrespectful, gently or humourously mocking
jaded
tired by excess or overuse; slightly cynical
jeopardise
endanger, expose to injury
jest
to act playfully, ridicule
jollity
cheerfulness, liveliness; celebration
jubilation
joy, celebration, exultation
justify
to prove valid