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paraphrase
to re-state, but what someone else has expressed into different words
ostensible
apparent, appearing or seeming to be true
digress
to wander, straight from the point -- ramble
uncanny
eerie, strange, weird, mysterious
candor
frankness,openness, sincere expression
morose
gloomy, moody, glum, grumpy
adept
skilled
saturated
soaked, thoroughly wet, full of moisture.
pragmatic
Practical, having to do with actual practice, concerned with everyday affairs
congenial
sympathetic, agreeable, compatible, kindred, harmonious, having the same taste, nature or temperament
capricious
unpredictable,tending to change abruptly for no apparent or logical reason
synonyms include flighty, changeable, impulsive, and fickle
blatant
noisy, disagreeably or offensively loud,boisterous, clamorous
blatant is also used to mean sticking out in a glaring way
obligatory
required, necessary, binding, mandatory
obligatory duties are those you must perform to fulfill an obligation or responsibility
negligible
unimportant, trifling, of little consequence
that which is negligible can be neglected
adamant
unyielding, immovable, inflexible, refusing to give in
the adjective adamant comes from the noun adamant which refers to a hard substance or stone
sporadic
occasional, infrequent, irregular, not coonstant
antonyms of sporadic include constant, incessant, and unremitting
vanguard
the forefront of inaction or movvement, leading position or persons in a movement
in its strict military sense, vanguard means the troops moving at the head of an Army
concur
to agree, be in accord with, unite in opinion
concur literally means to run, float together, go along with
precociousness
early development or maturity, especially in mental ability
precocious means ripening before its time
aloof
apart, at a distance, remove, withdrawn, not wishing to speak or associate with others
synonyms include unsympathetic, unapproachable, standoffish, and indifferent