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enigma
a riddle
apathy
lack of emotion or interest
indifferent
having no preference
revere
to worship; to honor
candor
frankness; honesty
reticent
restrained; uncommunicative
aesthetic
concerning art or beauty
ascetic
without indulgence or luxuries
disdain
contempt
innocuous
harmless; insignificant
banal
commonplace; dull; ordinary
ambiguous
unclear; undecided
anarchy
lack of government; chaos
ameliorate
to improve
atrophy
to waste away from lack of use
innovate
to make changes; to modernize
servile
overly submissive; cringing
extol
to praise
augment
to add to; to increase
benevolent
kindly; to wish well
derision
contempt; ridicule
disparity
inequality
flagrant
glaringly wrong; conspicuously evil
indolence
laziness
acquiesce
to give in; to agree
prodigal
extravagant; wasteful
capricious
whimsical; unpredictable
prosaic
commonplace; uninspired; dull
austere
severe; strict
complacent
smug; self-satisfied
compliance
conforming to a request or demand
dubious
doubtful
inevitable
unavoidable; bound to happen
obscure
unclear; clouded; partially hidden
depravity
corruption; wickedness
discern
to distinguish one thing from another
expedite
to quicken
peripheral
on the edge; unimportant
apprehensive
fearful; worried
expedient
advantageous; convenient
ephemeral
short-lived; fleeting
fastidious
finicky; overly critical
novel
new; interesting
parsimony
stinginess
respite
a break; a rest
drone
to talk on and on in a dull way
anecdote
a brief, humorous story
autonomy
self-rule; independence
taciturn
quiet; uncommunicative; silent
insipid
bland; boring
provincial
narrow-minded; unsophisticated
desecrate
to show disrespect or to deface something sacred
euphonious
melodious; pleasant sounding
cacophonous
harsh sounding
guile
cunning; deceitfulness
immutable
unchanging; permanent
incessant
non-stop
static
unchanging; not moving
bastion
a stronghold; a fort
benign
kindly; good-natured
credulous
gullible; ready to believe without proof
diparage
to speak poorly of
eccentric
odd; out of the ordinary; quirky
philanthropist
someone who benefits mankind
squander
to waste
virulent
harmful
zeal
enthusiasm
acuity
sharpness of perception or mind
affable
friendly; agreeable
assuage
to reduce pain
avarice
greed
dissonance
lack of agreement or harmony
listless
without energy or enthusiasum
philistine
one who lack culture or taste
scrupulous
concerned; conscientious; proper
tentative
not final; uncertain