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benign
adj - gentle, gracious, kind; mnild or favorable, not malignant
serene
adj - calm, tranquil, peaceful; free from stress
Reciprocal
adj - complimentary, evident on both sides
ambiguous
adj - not clear or definite, obscure, uncertain
irony
- n - the unexpected, when it is the opposite of what you expected; humor based on incongruity; deliberate use of words so that the meaning constructed is the opposite of what was actually said
nuance
- n - a shade of difference for variation; subtlety, hint, trace
aesthetic
adj - referring to a sense of beauty; artistic
dogmatic
- adj - strongly opinionated
pragmatic
- adj - useful and practical; down to earth; sometimes excluding artistic or intellectual endeavors
nebulous
adj - vague, unformed (as a nebulous idea); indistinct
tentatively
adj - incomplete, lacking development; hesitant or uncertain (as a tentative smile)
auspicious
- adj - favorable, promising, of good omen
furtive
- adj - of sly or secretive behavior; surreptitious, even stolen (as furtive goods)
manifested
- v - to show; to make certain and clear / adj. Readily understood or perceived; obvious, evident
succinct
- adj - brief and to the point; concise, pithy, terse, economical
benign
adj - gentle, gracious, kind; mnild or favorable, not malignant
serene
adj - calm, tranquil, peaceful; free from stress
Reciprocal
adj - complimentary, evident on both sides
ambiguous
adj - not clear or definite, obscure, uncertain
irony
- n - the unexpected, when it is the opposite of what you expected; humor based on incongruity; deliberate use of words so that the meaning constructed is the opposite of what was actually said
nuance
- n - a shade of difference for variation; subtlety, hint, trace
aesthetic
adj - referring to a sense of beauty; artistic
dogmatic
- adj - strongly opinionated
pragmatic
- adj - useful and practical; down to earth; sometimes excluding artistic or intellectual endeavors
nebulous
adj - vague, unformed (as a nebulous idea); indistinct
tentatively
adj - incomplete, lacking development; hesitant or uncertain (as a tentative smile)
auspicious
- adj - favorable, promising, of good omen
furtive
- adj - of sly or secretive behavior; surreptitious, even stolen (as furtive goods)
manifested
- v - to show; to make certain and clear / adj. Readily understood or perceived; obvious, evident
succinct
- adj - brief and to the point; concise, pithy, terse, economical
connotation
- n - the various implied meanings of a word, act, or event; what is suggested rather than actually stated
ruse
- n - a clever trick or deception ;subterfuge
incessant
adj going on without interruption; ceaseless; continuous
adamantly
- adj - firm and unyielding; inflexible even when opposed
magnanimous
adj - noble & generous in victory as well as defeat; forgiving
incongruous
adj - seeming out of place or unsuited; incompatible
cathartic
- n - something that cleans or purges; a purifier
Compunction
- n - misgiving or guilt feeling; qualm, scruples
Expedient
- adj - suitable, practical, advisable, opportunistic
Paradox
- n - a statement that appears to contradict itself but even so may be true; anything with apparent contradiction
Façade
n - front or outward appearance of a building or a person, the face you show to the world
Augur
v - to fortell, presage (as from omens); to predict / n. a person who foretells
Haughty
- adj - unbecomingly proud, disdainful
Levity
n - lightness of approach or treatment; humor
Arbitrary
- adj - according to wish or desire, deciding by choice rather than merit; in a despotic or tyrannical way
Cynics
- n - a person who thinks others act only in self interest
Fastidious
- adj - demanding the utmost, persnickety; showing meticulous workmanship or care
Ephemeral
- adj - a brief duration, therefore fleeting, transient, short-lived
Pusillanimous
adj very timid, cowardly ; lacking forcefulness
Prolific
adj - extremely fruitful or productive; fertile
Impediment
- n - something that gets in your way and impedes progress or speech; a hinderance
Epicures
n - person of discriminating taste, a perfectionist regarding food or drink, groumet
Inscrutable
adj - difficult to understand or interpret; mysterious
Paraphrase
- v - to reword written material in your own way to aid understanding or clarity; a free translation
Rapport
- n - a closeness (usually positive 0 of beliefs, interests; a good relationship of understanding and sympathy
Ineffable
- adj - indescribable, difficult to express in words
Ubiquitous
adj - being everywhere at once; widespread
Juxtapose
v - to arrange side by side, one thing next to another
Trepidation
n - fear, worry or apprehension
Lithe
adj - flexible and graceful
Augment
v - to increase; to make something greater or larger
Zealous
adj - eager or determined in the pursuit of something; fervent, passionate
Rhetoric
n - the skill of fine, meaningful speaking and writing, also pompous and hypocritical language; discourse
Pedants
n - someone who shows off his knowledge; a nitpicking type
Implicit
adj -implied thought not stated; suggested
Compatible
- adj - well suited or fit; adaptable, constant related
Sporadic
adj - not regular or predictable; infrequent, random
Derogatory
- adj - negatively critical, disparaging; literally talking down
Germane
adj - fitting and appropriate; pertinent, relevant
Amiable
adj - warm, friendly, easy to get along with; congenial, sociable
Sanguine
- adj - high colored (as of complexion); cheerful, confident
Engenders
- v - to cause, to exist, sponsor; to beget (a child or an idea); to produce, originate
Burlesque
- n - a literary of dramatic work making fun or ridiculing by comic exaggeration; a mockery or caricature
Esoteric
adj - of knowledge belonging to certain initiated people only
Idiosyncrasies
- n - a peculiarity that sets someone apart; eccentricity
Cynics
- n - a person who thinks others act only in self interest
Fastidious
- adj - demanding the utmost, persnickety; showing meticulous workmanship or care
Ephemeral
- adj - a brief duration, therefore fleeting, transient, short-lived
Pusillanimous
adj very timid, cowardly ; lacking forcefulness
Prolific
adj - extremely fruitful or productive; fertile
Impediment
- n - something that gets in your way and impedes progress or speech; a hinderance
Epicures
n - person of discriminating taste, a perfectionist regarding food or drink, groumet
Inscrutable
adj - difficult to understand or interpret; mysterious
Paraphrase
- v - to reword written material in your own way to aid understanding or clarity; a free translation
Rapport
- n - a closeness (usually positive 0 of beliefs, interests; a good relationship of understanding and sympathy
Ineffable
- adj - indescribable, difficult to express in words
Ubiquitous
adj - being everywhere at once; widespread
Juxtapose
v - to arrange side by side, one thing next to another
Trepidation
n - fear, worry or apprehension
Lithe
adj - flexible and graceful
Vacuous
adj - without content, empty; minus ideas or intelligence (as looks, words, mind)
Plethora
- n - a vast amount; great excess
Connoisseur
n - expert or professional, a competent critic in art, skill, or profession
Overt
adj - easily seen because of being open to view, manifest
Blasphemy
n - profanity; swearing about something sacred
Didactic
adj - instructive, designed to teach; offering moral preachments; pedantic
Foibles
- n - minor fault or shortcoming; weakness
Harbingers
- n - forerunner; something that foreshadows the future; precursor
Stagnated
- v - to be without movement or inactive; to be out of use, therefore stale
Admonished
v - to warn strongly or show disapproval