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Haveing a sense of beauty:giving an impressionof beauty/
moral
aesthetic-adjective
something that causes or speeds up a process/
a person or thing that brings abut change
catalyst-noun
to speak ill of/
to criticize;put down
disparge-verb
to flatter someone/
to charm; winfavor;make oneself agreeable
ingratiate-verb
boring/flat;tasteless; unexciting
insipid-adjective
without an equal/ so superior as to be without equal; incomparable; unsurpassed
peerless-adjective
correctness/ appropriateness
propriety-noun
a master performer/ an expert, particularly in the arts
virtuoso-noun
hurtful/ sharply critical; harsh; biting
vitriolic-adjective
impulsive/ fanciful; odd; arbitrary
whimsical-adjective
hostile/ friendly; showing goodwill
amicable-adjective
sneaky/ not straightforward; tricky; shifty
devious-adjective
an unpleasant sound/ a harsh, disagreeable combination or sounds
dissonance-noun
to remove all traces of/ to wipe out; erase
efface-verb
long-winded/ talkative to an annoying degree
garrulous-adjective
changeless/ never changing or varying
immutable-adjective
weighty/ heavy, labored; massive/ lacking grace
ponderous-adjective
someone earlier/ a person who comes before another in time
predecessor-noun
to treat coldly/ to rejec bluntly; snub
rebuff-verb
stationary/ not moving or progressing; still
static-adjective
to consent/ to consent without protest; comply; assent
acquiesce-verb
using words effectively/ well-spoken
articulate-adjective
to put down/ to make something seem less worthy or less important
belittle-verb
pompous/ using high-sounding language without much meaning; overblown
bombastic-adjective
soothing/ tending to win over or appease; pacifying
conciliatory-adjective
to portray/ to represent in words or pictures
delineate-verb
hesitant/ lacking self-confidence; timid
diffident-adjective
brief/ using as few words as possible; terse
laconic-adjective
insufficient/ barely sufficient; barely adequate; meager
scanty-adjective
to dominate/ to bring under control; enslave; conquer
subjugate-verb
disorder/ lawlessness; lack of government; absence of authority or rules
anarchy-noun
favoring firm discipline/ demanding or expecting total obedience
authoritarian-adjective
wickedness/ evil; moral corruption
depravity-noun
inadequate/ lacking in quality or quantity; insuffiecient
meager-adjective
a liking/ a natural preference; tendency to like something
predilection-noun
noble but rash/ idealistic but impractical
quixotic-adjective
wholesome/ promoing good health
salutary-adjective
to overcome/ to put down by force
suppress-verb
fear/ rash boldness
temerity-noun
wild disorder/ violent irregularity, disturbance, or agitation, as of motion, air, or water
turbulence-noun
unfeeling/ hardened in mind or feelings
callous-adjective
to dishonor/ to treat with extreme disrespect; to defile
desecrate-verb
briefly present/ gradually disappearing; fading away lke a vapor
evanescent-adjective
to listen to/ to pay attention to
heed-verb
needy/ not having enough to live on; very poor; improverished
indigent-adjective
an ideal example/ a model of excellence or perfection
paragon-noun
narrow-minded/ limited and narrow in outlook; unsophisticated
provincial-adjective
grateful/ firly and consistently loyal
steadfast-adjective
snobbish/ proud; scornful; looking down on others
supercilious-adjectgive
to steal/ to seize power or position by force
usurp-verb