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Aesthetic
concerning the appreciation of beauty
Ameliorate
to make better; to improve
Arbitrary
determined by chance or impulse
Attenuate
reduce in force or degree; weaken
Burgeon
to grow and flourish
Candid
impartial and honest in speech
Catalyst
something that brings about a change in something else
Chauvinist
someone prejudiced in favor of a group that he or she belongs to
Credulous
too trusting; gullible
Desultory
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
Eclectic
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
Enervate
to reduce in strength
Enumerate
to count, list, itemize
Erratic
wandering and unpredictable
Foment
to arouse or incite
Garrulous
tending to talk a lot
Inimical
hostile, unfriendly
Intransigent
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
Laconic
using few words
Luminous
bright, brilliant, glowing
Ostentation
excessive showiness
Pedant
someone who shows off learning
Phlegmatic
calm and unemotional in temperment
Prevaricate
to like or deviate from the truth
Proclivity
a natural inclination or predisposition
Propitiate
to conciliate, to appease
Pungent
sharp and irritating to the senses
Repudiate
to reject the validity of
Torpor
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
Aberrant
deviating from what is normal or expected
Abyss
an extremely deep hole
Alleviate
to make more bearable
Anomaly
deviation from what is normal
Apathy
lack of interest or emotion
Ardor
intense and passionate feeling
Banal
predictable, cliched, boring
Coalesce
to grow together to form a single whole
Connoisseur
a person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
Deference
respect, courtesy
Dilate
to make larger, expand
Eloquent
persuasive and moving, especially in speech
Emulate
to copy; to try to equal or excel
Estimable
admirable
Exacerbate
to make worse
Exonerate
to clear of blame
Fawn
to grovel
Gullible
easily deceived
Imperturbable
not capable of being disturbed
Implacable
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
Latent
potential that is not readily apparent
Lethargic
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
Metaphor
a figure of speech comparing two different things, a symbol
Mitigate
to soften, to lessen
Naive
lacking sophistication or experience
Obstinate
stubborn, unyielding
Onerous
troublesome and oppressive; burdensome
Permeate
to penetrate
Plethora
excess
Satiate
to satisfy fully or overindulge
Stigma
a mark of shame or discredit
Tacit
done without using words
Venerate
to respect deeply
Vex
to annoy
Waver
to fluctuate between choices