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paraphrase
To restate, put what someone else has expressed into different words.
ostensible
Apparent, appearing or seeming to be true, professed or declared as true without being demonstrated or proved.
S: plausible, specious
digress (v.)
To wander, stray from the point, ramble, deviate, go off in another direction

digression (n.)
ingress, egress
uncanny
Eerie, strange, weird, mysterious
candor
Frankness, openness, sincere expression.

S: straightforwardness, outspokenness, forthrightness, ingenuousness

candid (adj) S: forthright, ingenuous
morose
Gloomy, moody, glum, grumpy, ill-tempered, depressed

S: sullen, dolorous, lugubrious, saturnine
A: optimistic, jovial, sanguine
adept
skilled, handy

S: clever, able, deft, expert, dexterous, proficient
saturated
Soaked, drenched, thoroughly wet, full of moisture

S: stepped permeated, impregnated, imbued, sodden
pragmatic
practical, having to do with actual practice, concerned with everday affairs as poopsed to theory or speculationi
congenial
sympathetic, agreeable, having the same taste, nature, or temperament

S: compatible, kindred, harmonious
A: alien, dissident, incongruous
capricious
unpredictable, tending to change abruptly for no apparent or logical reason

S: flighty, changeable
A: stable, reliable, unwavering, steadfast, abiding
blatant
Noisy, disagreeable or offensively loud, boisterous, clamorous
obligatory
required, necessary, binding, mandatory

A: optional, voluntary
Adamant
unyielding, immovable, inflexible, refusing to give in

S: unshakable, unrelenting, implacable
sporadic
occasional, infrequent, irregular, not constant, happening from time to time, occurring in scattered or random way.

A: constant, incessant, unremitting
vanguard
the forefront of an action or movement, leading position or persons in a movement.
concur
1) to agree, be in accord with, united in decision
2) to act together, combine in having effect
3) to happen together, occur a the same time, coincide
precociousness
early development or maturity, especially in mental ability

A: retardation
negligible
unimportant, trifling, of little consequence

S: trivial, insignificant
aloof
apart, at a distance, removed, withdrawn, not wishing to speak or associate with others

S: unsympathetic, unapproachable, standoffish, indifferent
creed
belief, professed faith or opinion, especially a system of religious belief.

S: doctrine, dogma, credo
tawdry
cheap and showy, gaudy, garish, sleazy
peevish
irritable, cross, complaining, fretful, ill-humored and impatient, difficult to please, full of complaints

peeve (n.)
arduous
very difficult, hard to achieve or accomplish, requiring great effort

S: strenuous, laborious, toilsome
personable
attractive, pleasing in appearance

S: handsome, comely, fair, presentable
resolute
firmly determined or settle, resolved, having a set opinion or purpose

S: steadfast, unwavering, persevering

A: irresolute, unsteady, vacillating

Resolve (V)
supposition
an assumption, theory, hypothesis, conjecture
arbitrary
1. unreasoned, based on personal feelings or preferences rather than on reason, logic or law,
2. determined or arrived at in arandom or illogical manner
3. exercising unrestrained or absolute power
Arbiter or Arbitrator: a judge or umpire who makes a final decision or resolves a dispute
monotonous
lacking variety, tediously uniform unvarying and dull, literally, having one continuous sound or tone
legacy
something haded down from the past

S: inheritance, bequest
manifold
numerous and varied consisting of many kinds, containing many elements, features, or characteristics

S: multifarious, multitudinous
pliant
bending easily, flexible

S: adaptable, workable, pliable, supple
retort
a quick reply, especially one that is cutting or Witty

S: rejoinder
obstinate
stubborn, inflexible, unwilling to give in or compromise, not yielding to argument or persuasion.

S: hidebound, intractable, intransigent, adamnet
lacerate
literally, to tear, cut roughly, rend, mangle. Figuratively, to wound, afflict, cause pain
omnipotent
all powerful, almighty, having unlimited power or authority
unscrupulous
untrustworthy, dishonorable, deceitful, corrupt, lacking integrity or moral principles

scruple
scrupulous
renaissance
a revival, renewal of life or vigor

S: rebirth, resurgence
genesis
a coming into being, beginning

S: origin, birth, creation
warrant
1). to justify, give good reason for , authorize, sanction
2). to guarantee, promise, give formal assurance of

unwarranted
cantankerous
difficult ot deal with, disagreeable, argumentative, quick to quarrel or to exhibit ill will.

S: contentious, malicious, irascible
flippant
disrespectful in a frivolous way, treating something serious in a trivial manner.

S: cheeky, fresh, thoughtless, impertinent

A: solemn, sober, sedate, grave
subjugage
to conquer, defeat, vanquish, overwhelm completely, bring under rigid control, make submissive, dominate, enslave.

S: defeat, conquer
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 ot understand.
prudent
cautious, careful, planning wisely, exercising sound judgment in practical matter.

S: discreet, judicious, circumspect
inviolable
secure, safe from assault, infringement, or destructiono, sacred, untouchable, unassailable, incorruptible
commodious
spacious, having plenty of room comfortable convenient.

S: ample, capacious
proximity
nearness, coseness, the state of being in the vicinity of something