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paraphrase
to restate
put what someone else has expressed into different words
ostensible
apparent
digress
to wander
uncanny
eerie, strange, weird, mysterious
blatant
noisy
candor
frankness
morose
gloomy
obligatory
required, necessary, mandatory, binding
adept (adj, n)
skilled
saturated
soaked
pragmatic
practical
negligible
trifling, of little consequence, unimportant
congenial
sympathetic
capricious
unpredictable, tending to change abruptly for no apparent or logical reason
adamant
unyielding, unrelenting, immovable, unshakable
sporadic
not constant, irregular, infrequent, happening from time to time occurring in a scattered or random way
vanguard
the forefond of an action or movement, leading position or persons in a movement
concur
to agree, be in accord with, unite in opinion
precociousness
early development or maturity, especially in mental ability
aloof
apart, at a distance
creed
belief,
doctrine,
dogma
tawdry
cheep and showy,
gaudy,
garish,
sleazy
peevish
irritable,
complaining,
fretful,
ill-humored and impatient,
difficult to please
arduous
very difficult, hard to achieve or accomplish, requiring great effort
personable
attractive, pleasing in appearance, handsome, comely, fair, presentable
resolute
firmly determined or settled,
resolved, having a set opinion or purpose, stead-fast, unwavering, persevering
supposition
an assumption, theory, hypothesis
arbitrary
unreasoned, based on personal feelings or preferences rather than on reason, logic, or law.
monotonous
lacking variety, tediously uniform, unvarying and dull
legacy
something handed down from the past, an inheritance
manifold
numerous and varied, consisting of many kinds, containing many elements
pliant
bending easily, flexible, adaptable, workable
retort
a quick reply, especially one that is cutting and witty
obstinate
stubborn, inflexible, unwilling to give in or compromise, not yielding to argument or persuasion
lacerate
to tear, cut roughly, rend, mangle
omnipotent
all-powerful, almighty, having unlimited power or authority
unscrupulous
untrustworthy, dishonorable, deceitful, corrupt, lacking integrity or moral principles.
renaissance
a revival, rebirth, resurgence, renewal of life or vigor
genesis
A coming into being, beginning, origin, birth, creation
warrant
to justify, give good reason for, sanction
cantankerous
1.愛唱反調的;脾氣壞的
2.好打架的;難相處的
Difficult to deal with, disagreeable, argumentative,
flippant
disrespectful in a frivolous way, treating something serious in a trivial manner.
subjugate
to conquer, defeat, vanquish, overwhelm completely, bring under rigid control, make submissive, dominate, enslave
wry
twisted, crooked, lopsided, askew, distorted in an odd, amusing way
urbane
polished, sophisticated, suave, cosmopolitan
jargon
specialized and often pretentious language; speech or writing that is highly technical and difficult to understand
prudent
cautious, careful, planning wisely, exercising sound judgment in practical matters;
discreet, judicious, circumspect;
thrifty, economical, and frugal
inviolable
secure, safe from assault, infringement, or destruction, sacred, untouchable, unassailable, incorruptible
commodious
spacious, having plenty of room, comfortably convenient.
proximity
nearness, closeness, the state of being in the vicinity of something