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Appall
To shock; to horrify; to dismay
Cognizant
Conscious of; aware
Commiserate
To draw a comparison; to sympathize; express compassion
Expedient
Self-interested; self-serving; convenient
Hindrance
A barrier; an obstacle; impediment
Kindle
To inspire; to stir up; arouse
Lavish
Overly luxurious; extravagant
Ludicrous
Ridiculous; laughable
Negligent
Careless
Scrutinize
To inspect; to examine
Clamor
Loud noise; a loud outcry; hubbub
Contract
To become smaller; to reduce in size; become compressed
Duplicity
Deceit; deliberate deceptiveness
Equivocal
Vague; open to more than one interpretation and often intended to mislead
Irresolute
Unable to decide; uncertain how to think or act; undecided
Rescind
To cancel; to repeal; to take back
Stagnant
Motionless; not moving; not flowing
Uniform
Unvarying; all or always the same; without variety
Untenable
Unable to be defended; unable to be held or defended; insupportable
Vilify
To speak evil of; TO make abusive statements about
Affable
Good-natured; friendly; easy to get along with
Apocryphal
Fictitious; of doubtful authenticity; not genuine
Desultory
Random; moving from one thing to another in an unplanned way
Garbled
Distorted; difficult to understand or explain; obscure; incomprehensible
Irascible
Bad-tempered; easily angered; irritable
Loquacious
Talking too much; very talkative
Obtuse
Dimwitted; slow to understand; dull
Opaque
Difficult to understand; obscure; incomprehensible
Recapitulate
To sum up; to summarize or repeat briefly
Paucity
Lack; a scarcity; an insufficiency