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abstract
general; not concrete
aesthetic
having to do with the appreciation of beauty
alleviate
to ease a pain or a burden
ambivalent
simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain
apathetic
feeling or showing little emotion
auspicious
favorable; promising
benevolent
well-meaning; generous
candor
sincerity; openness
comprehensive
large in scope or content
contemporary
current, modern; from the same time
conviction
a fixed or strong belief
diligent
marked by painstaking effort; hard-working
dubious
doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
eclectic
made up of a variety of sources or styles
egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame
florid
describing flowery or elaborate speech
gratuitous
given freely; unearned; unwarranted
hackneyed
worn-out through overuse; trite
idealize
to consider perfect
impartial
not in favor of one side or the other; unbiased
imperious
arrogantly domineering or overbearing
inherent
inborn; built-in
innovative
introducing something new
inveterate
long established; deep-rooted; habitual
laudatory
giving praise
maverick
one who resists adherence to a group
mollify
to calm or soothe
novel
strikingly new or unusual
obdurate
stubborn; inflexible
objectivity
treating facts uninfluenced by emotion
obstinate
stubbornly adhering to an opinion
ornate
elaborately decorated
ostentatious
describing a showy or pretentious display
paramount
of chief concern or importance
penitent
expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
pervasive
dispersed throughout
plausible
seemingly valid or acceptable; credible
profound
having great depth or seriousness
prosaic
unimaginative; dull
quandary
a state of uncertainty or perplexity
rancorous
hateful; marked by deep-seated ill will
spurious
not genuine; false; counterfeit
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive
superfluous
extra; unnecessary
tenuous
having little substance or strength; unsure; weak
timorous
timid; fearful about the future
transitory
short-lived; temporary
vindicated
freed from blame
cogent
convincing; reasonable