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tentative
not final
deference
a show of respect
vacillate
to waiver between choices
fervor
passion
dispassionate
without passion; objective; neutral
pragmatic
practical
rigor
strength, diligence, thoroughness
solemn
serious, grave
alleviate
to lessen something bad
negligence
carelessness
conspicuous
easily seen, out in the open
advocate
to speak in favor of, support
ascetic
without luxuries, austere
profound
deep, insightful
ironic
satiric, unexpected
dogmatic
stubbornly opinionated
condone
to forgive; overlook
dissent
disagreement
voluntary
willing; unforced
didactic
instructive, intending to instruct
disparity
inequality
disparage
to speak badly of
ephemeral
short-lived, fleeting, not lasting
comply
to go along with, obey
prosaic
uninspired, dull, banal
profuse
flowing
expedient
practical, quick
fastidious
finicky, overly critical
belligerent
argumentative, combative
astute
perceptive, intelligent
tentative
not final
deference
a show of respect
vaciliate
to waiver between choices
fervor
passion
dispassionate
without passion; objective; neutral
pragmatic
practical
rigor
strength, diligence, thoroughness
solemn
serious, grave
alleviate
to lessen something bad
negligence
carelessness
conspicuous
easily seen, out in the open
advocate
to speak in favor of, support
ascetic
without luxuries, austere
profound
deep, insightful
ironic
satiric, unexpected
tentative
not final
deference
a show of respect
vaciliate
to waiver between choices
fervor
passion
dispassionate
without passion; objective; neutral
pragmatic
practical
rigor
strength, diligence, thoroughness
solemn
serious, grave
alleviate
to lessen something bad
negligence
carelessness
conspicuous
easily seen, out in the open
advocate
to speak in favor of, support
ascetic
without luxuries, austere
profound
deep, insightful
ironic
satiric, unexpected
tentative
not final
deference
a show of respect
vaciliate
to waiver between choices
fervor
passion
dispassionate
without passion; objective; neutral
pragmatic
practical
rigor
strength, diligence, thoroughness
solemn
serious, grave
alleviate
to lessen something bad
negligence
carelessness
conspicuous
easily seen, out in the open
advocate
to speak in favor of, support
ascetic
without luxuries, austere
profound
deep, insightful
ironic
satiric, unexpected
languid
slow, tired
censure
to blame, to criticize
stagnant
not moving
mitigate
to lessen the severity of something
reprehensible
shameful, bad
engender
to create, produce
exemplary
outstanding, setting a great example
neutral
unbiased, not taking sides, objective
relegate
to dismiss to a lower position
ancedote
a brief, entertaining story
scanty
inadequate, minimal
fallacious
false
acclaim
praise, applause, admiration
uniform
constant, without variety
incoherent
jumbled, chaotic, impossible to understand
tentative
not final
deference
a show of respect
vaciliate
to waiver between choices
fervor
passion
dispassionate
without passion; objective; neutral
pragmatic
practical
rigor
strength, diligence, thoroughness
solemn
serious, grave
alleviate
to lessen something bad
negligence
carelessness
conspicuous
easily seen, out in the open
advocate
to speak in favor of, support
ascetic
without luxuries, austere
profound
deep, insightful
ironic
satiric, unexpected
repress
to hold down
articulate
speaking clearly and well
solicit
to ask for, to seek
reproach
to scold
condescend
to talk down to
orthodox
standard; commonly accepted; conventional
indolence
laziness
congenial
friendly
preclude
to prevent; make impossible; prevent
apprehensive
fearful; worried
elaborate
detaile; careful; thorough
arrogant
feeling superior to others, snooty
elusive
tough to catch, hard to pin down
efface
to erase, wipe out
taciturn
quiet, saying little
repress
to hold down
articulate
speaking clearly and well
solicit
to ask for, to seek
reproach
to scold
condescend
to talk down to
orthodox
standard; commonly accepted; conventional
indolence
laziness
congenial
friendly
preclude
to prevent; make impossible; prevent
apprehensive
fearful; worried
elaborate
detaile; careful; thorough
arrogant
feeling superior to others, snooty
elusive
tough to catch, hard to pin down
efface
to erase, wipe out
taciturn
quiet, saying little
repress
to hold down
articulate
speaking clearly and well
solicit
to ask for, to seek
reproach
to scold
condescend
to talk down to
orthodox
standard; commonly accepted; conventional
indolence
laziness
congenial
friendly
preclude
to prevent; make impossible; prevent
apprehensive
fearful; worried
elaborate
detaile; careful; thorough
arrogant
feeling superior to others, snooty
elusive
tough to catch, hard to pin down
efface
to erase, wipe out
taciturn
quiet, saying little
ameliorate
to make better, improve
acquiesce
to give in, to agree
atrophy
to waste away form lack of use
dubious
doubtful, unclear
flagrant
outstandingly bad
concise
briefly stated
immutable
unchanging, permanent
static
not moving, staionary
credulous
believing, gullible
blasphmey
heretical departure from accpeted practice
coalesce
to come together; to merge; to join
lax
careless; not diligent; relaxed
cryptic
puzzling, mysterious, enigmatic
levity
flippancy, humor
ambivalent
undecided, blowing hot and cold
repress
to hold down
articulate
speaking clearly and well
solicit
to ask for, to seek
reproach
to scold
condescend
to talk down to
orthodox
standard; commonly accepted; conventional
indolence
laziness
congenial
friendly
preclude
to prevent; make impossible; prevent
apprehensive
fearful; worried
elaborate
detaile; careful; thorough
arrogant
feeling superior to others, snooty
elusive
tough to catch, hard to pin down
efface
to erase, wipe out
taciturn
quiet, saying little
repress
to hold down
articulate
speaking clearly and well
solicit
to ask for, to seek
reproach
to scold
condescend
to talk down to
orthodox
standard; commonly accepted; conventional
indolence
laziness
congenial
friendly
preclude
to prevent; make impossible; prevent
apprehensive
fearful; worried
elaborate
detaile; careful; thorough
arrogant
feeling superior to others, snooty
elusive
tough to catch, hard to pin down
efface
to erase, wipe out
taciturn
quiet, saying little
ameliorate
to make better improve
acquiesce
to give in, to agree
atrophy
to waste away from lack of use
dubious
doubtful, unclear
flagrant
shocking, outstandingly bad
concise
briefly stated
immutable
unchanging, permanent
immutable
unchanging, permanent
credulous
believing, gullible
blasphemy
heretical departure from accepted practice
coalesce
to come together; to merge; to join
lax
careless; not diligent; relaxed
cryptic
mysterious, puzzling, enigmatic
levity
flippancy, humor
ambivalent
undecided; blowing hot and cold
innate
inborn, inherited
sycophant
a bottlicker, an apple polisher, a brownnoser
amiable
friendly
esoteric
understood by only a select few
extraneous
irrevalent; extra; unnecessary, unimportant
tedious
boring
caustic
burning, uncomplimentary
inadvertant
lax, careless, without intention
exhaustive
thorough, complete
incongruous
not fitting in; out of place
belittle
to put down; disparage
unprecedented
happening for the first time, novel, never seen beFORE
digress
to go off on the subject
appease
to make peace with; satisfy
frivolous
not serious; not solemn; with levity
innate
inborn, inherited
sycophant
a bottlicker, an apple polisher, a brownnoser
amiable
friendly
esoteric
understood by only a select few
extraneous
irrevalent; extra; unnecessary, unimportant
tedious
boring
caustic
burning, uncomplimentary
inadvertant
lax, careless, without intention
exhaustive
thorough, complete
incongruous
not fitting in; out of place
belittle
to put down; disparage
unprecedented
happening for the first time, novel, never seen beFORE
digress
to go off on the subject
appease
to make peace with; satisfy
frivolous
not serious; not solemn; with levity