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shambles
slaughterhouse
slough
to cast off, discard

shed, slog
take on, acquire, assume
sophistry
a fallacy, reasoning that seems plausible but is actually untrue

specious, reasoning
sumptuous
costly, rich

lavish, splended
skimpish, meager, stingy
tyro
a begginer, novice

neophyte
vetran
ubiquitous
present or existing everywhere

omnipresent, universal
limited
vacillating
to swing idecisively from one idea or course of action to another

seesaw, oscillate
perservere
verbiage
wordiness, language that is too wordy

verbosity, jargon, diction
visionary
not practical, lacking in realism

utopian, idealistic, impractical
realistic, practical
vituperative
harshly abusive, severely scolding

abusive
flattering
winnow
to delete, get rid of something unwanted

sift, strain
seraphic
angelic, heavenly, celestial

cherubic
devilish, impic
saturine
of gloomy or surly disposition, cold or sluggish in mood

sullen, morose
lighthearted, cheerful, vivacious
rudiments
the earliest stages of anything

fundamentals, basics
rife
common, prevalent, widespread, happening often
requite
to reiprocate, to make a suitable payment for a kindness, serive, or favor
reputed
according to reputation or general belief, having widespread acceptance and good reputation
reconnaissance
a survey made for millitary purposes, any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
rebuff
to snub, to repel, drive away
putative
generally regarded as such, reputed, hypotheseized, inferred
pusillanimous
cowardly or mean spirited
propriety
the state of being proper, appropriateness
progeny
descendants, offspring, children, followers, disciples
plaintive
expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
onerous
burdensome, involving hardships or difficulty
oscillate
to fluctuate or waver, to swing back and forth with a steady rhythm