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immutable
unchangeable
garrulous
talkative
obscure
mysterious
temerity
boldness
nonchalant
casual
chicanery
trickery
trepidation
fear
mundane
ordinary
virulent
infectious
harangue
long, lecturing speech
scrutinize
study
eclectic
chosen from many sources
efface
erase or wear away
anachronism
something out of time
negligence
carelessness
esteem
high regard
malign
to say bad things about
infamy
evil reputaion
explicit
stated directly
Abhor
hate or despise
proponent
advocate
jargon
specialized language
zealous
fanatical
insidious
sneaky
demagogue
irrisponsible leader
supercilious
superior, disdainful
circumscribe
restrict
vicarious
felt through another
rhetoric
insincere speech
hyperbole
exaggeration
sanction
authorize
hiatus
break, gap
obiquitous
found everywhere
benevolent
kindhearted, showing goodwill
vacillate
waver between two choices or positions
scrupulous
ethical, careful
facilitate
to make easier
ameliorate
to make better
plethora
surplus
hierarchy
ranking
querulous
complaining
quandry
puzzling situation
ephemeral
fleeting, lasting only a short time
pandemic
affecting most people
exacerbate
to make worse
impetuous
impulsive
paradigm
new model
impudent
rude
misanthrope
someone who hates people
inane
silly
serene
clam, peaceful
acuiesce
to agree reluctantly
frugal
thrifty
partial
biased
loquacious
talkative
quixotic
idealistic
enigma
mystery
laconic
using few words
superfluous
unnecessary, extra
erratic
unpredictable
extricate
get out of something
pessimistic
feeling negative
expedient
practical
criteria
standards
novel
new
recalcitrant
hard to control
inexorate
unavoidable
capricious
unpredictable, unsteady
amorphous
shapeless
anomaly
something that doesn't fit
euphemism
polite word or phrase
magnanimous
generous
cacophony
harsh noise
arbitrary
without a logical reason
evade
avoid
brevity
briefness
banal
boring, ordinary
coherent
clear, logical
decadence
moral decay
repudiate
reject, disown, or disclaim
egregious
outstandingly bad
wanton
unrestrained, reckless
censure
criticize from an official position
intrepid
brave
dubious
doubtful
patronize
talk down to or condescend
ambiguous
with more than one possible interpretation
eminent
prominent, distinguished
chronic
lasting over time
juxtapose
to place two things side by side
circumspect
cautious
prolific
fruitful, productive
imminent
coming soon
impunity
freedom from punishment
coerce
force
austere
sever, spare
chastise
scold
propensity
tendency
reticent
reluctant to speak
miniscule
tiny