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acquisitive
adjective
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
arrogate
verb
to claim or take without right
Synonyms: expropriate, usurp, commandeer
banal
adjective
hackneyed, trite; commonplace
Synonyms: stale, insipid
belabor
verb
to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
Synonym:overwork
carping
adjective
tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplittng way;

noun
petty, nagging criticism

Synonyms: nitpicking, caviling
coherent
adjective
holdling or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
Synonyms: connected,unified, consistent, cohesive
congeal
verb
to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible
Synonyms: harden, jell, coagulate, solidify
emulate
verb
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model.
Synonyms: copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to
encomium
noun
a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
Synonyms: panegyric, eulogy, commendation
eschew
verb
to avoid, shun, keep away from
Synonyms: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
germane
adjective
relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
Synonym: persistent
insatiable
adjective
so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
Synonyms: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
intransigent
adjective
refusing to compromise,irreconcilable
Synonyms: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
invidious
adjective
offensive,hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
Synonyms: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
largesse
noun
generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
Synonyms: liberality, munificence, bounty
reconnaissance
noun
a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
Synonym: scouting expedition
substantiate
verb
to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
Synonyms: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
taciturn
adjective
habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little Synonyms: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic
temporize
verb
to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
Synonyms: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
tenable
adjective
capable of being held or defended
Synonyms: defensible, justifiable, maintainable