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acquisitve
able to get and retain ideas or info; concerned w/ acquiring wealth or property
s: greedy
a: altruistic, unretentive
arrogate
to claim or take w/o right
s: comandeer expropriate
a: renounce abandon
banal
hackneyed, trite, commonplace
s: stale, insipid
a: fresh, new, original
belabor
to work on excessively, thrash soundly
s: overwork
carping
tending to find fault, nagging, criticism
s: nit-picking, caviling
a: approving, uncritical
coherent
holding or sticking together;making a logical whole, meaningful
s: connected, unified, cohesive
a: chaotic, disjointed
congeal
to change from liquid to solid, to make inflexible or rigid
s: harden, solidify
a: melt, liquefy
emulate
to imitate w/ the intent of equaling or surpassing he model
s: copy, mimic, match, rival
encomium
a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
s: eulogy, commendation
a: condemnation, criticism
eschew
to avoid, shun, keep away
s:abstain from, steal clear of
a: embrace, adopt
germane
relevant, appropriate, fitting
s: pertinent
a: irrelevant, inappropriate
insatiable
so great or demanding as not to be satisifed
s: unquenchable, ravenous
intransigent
refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
s: uncompromising, unyielding
a: lukewarm, halfhearted
invidious
offensive, hateful, finding bitterness and resentment
s: malicious, spiteful
a: complimentary, flattering
largesse
generosity in giving;lavish or bountiful contributions
s: liberality, bounty
a: stinginess
reconnaissance
a survey made of military purposes; inspection or investigation
s: scouting expedition
substantiate
to establish by evidence, prove
s: verify, confirm, validate
a: refute, disprove
taciturn
habitually silent/quiet, talk very little
s:tight-lipped, laconic
a: verbose, garrulous
temporize
to stall or act evasively to gain time
s: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
tenable
capable of being held or defended
s: defensible, justifiable
a: indefensible, unjustifiable