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abstruse
hard to understand
aesthetic
having to do with the appreciation of beauty
alleviate
to ease a pain or a burden
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning
ambivalent
simultaneously feeling opposing feelings, such as love and hate;
amenable
responsive; agreeable
amiable
good-natured and likable
ample
describing a large amount of something
arid
describing a dry, rainless climate
assiduous
hard-working
asylum
a place of retreat or security
benevolent
kind; generous
benign
kind and gentle
biased
prejudiced
brittle
easily broken when subjected to pressure
brusque
describing a rudely abrupt manner
camaraderie
good will between friends
cantankerous
grumpy; disagreeable
capricious
impulsive and unpredictable
catalog (v)
to make an itemized list of
caustic
bitingly sarcastic or witty
convoluted
intricate; complex
decorous
proper; marked by good taste
diligent
marked by painstaking effort; hard working
disdain
to regard or treat with contempt; to look down on
dubious
doubtful; of unlikely authenticity
effusive
describing unrestrained emotional expression; gushy
emulate
to try to equal or excel; especially through initation
fabricated
made; concocted in order to deceive
garrulous
given to excessive, rambling talk; very talkative
gregarious
enjoying the company of others; sociable
haughty
condescendingly proud
impetuous
characterized by sudden energy or emotion
inconsequential
unimportant
insightful
perceptive
intuitive
knowing or perceiving quickly and readily
liquid (adj)
flowing readily
milk
to draw or extract profit or advantage from
nocturnal
of or occurring in the night; nocturnal animals
obscure (adj, v)
relatively unknown; or to conceal or make indistinct
ostentatious
describing a showy or pretentious display
parody
an artistic work that imitates the style of another work for comic effect
pervasive
having the quality or tendency to be everywhere at the same time
plagiarism
the act of passing off as one's own the ideas or writings of another
prophetic
foretelling or predicting future events
spurious
not genuine; facts
suppressed
subdued; kept from being circulated
surreptitious
done by secretive means
thwart
to prevent the occurrence of
timorous
shy; timid