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aware, knowledgeable, informed
cognizant
to think it appropriate or suitable to one's dignity to do something; to condescend
deign
regretful for some misdeed or sin; plagued by a sense of guilt; thoroughly penitent
contrite
extremely difficult to undrstand
abstruse
a false rumor, fabricated story
canard
well behaved, dignified, socially proper
decorous
the power to produce a desired result
efficacy
the center of attraction, attention, or interest; something that serves to guide or direct
cynosure
an open or intentional insult; a slight
to insult to one's face in defiance, confront
affront
thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality; arid and uninteresting
desiccated
excessively ready to find fault; give to petty criticism; intended to trap, confuse, or show up
captious
a crafty, scheming or underhanded action, designed to accomplish some end
machination
to seize upon to the exclusion of others, take over or appropriate; to be presented in place of, displace
preempt
the front or face of a building; a surface appearance (as opposed to what may lie behind)
facade
light, airy, delicate; highly refined; suggesting what is heavenly(rather than earthbound)
ethereal
genearlly regraded as such; reputed; hypothesized, inferred
putative
disgrace arising from shameful conduct, infamy; contempt, reproach
opprobrium
highly simplified, simpleminded
simplistic
to hypnotize; to fascinate, enthrall
mesmerize
to bring into existence, give rise to, produce; to come into existence, assume form
engender
revolting in an unnatural or morbid way; suggestive of someone who robs graves or otherwise preys on the dead
ghoulish
not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible
incongruous