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apathy
lack of concern or emotion
discern
to dectect or percive with tthe eyes or intellect
diverse
distinct in kind: unlike
gulie
treacherous,cunning,skillful
innovation
something such as a method or product that is newy introduced
obscure
dim,dark,unknown,hidden
paradox
a seemingly contradictory statement that none the less be true
revere
to regard with deference and devotion
scrutinize
to examine carefuly
vacillate
to sway to and fro: to waver
superfluous
going beyond what is enough or necessary
conciliatory
to gain the good will or favor :to bring into aagreement
provincial
of relating to or coming a province being narrow minded
condenscend
to act as if better than others
sublime
elavted or lofty in thought, impressing the mind with a sense of power
fastidious
critcal, demanding, hard to please
indolence
the state of laziness
exemplary
deserving to be imatated
irascible
hot tempered and easily angered
amass
to come together
augment
to make larger or increase
bizarre
strange or odd
clemency
showing leniency in punishing or judging
confound
to confuse
daunt
to over come with fear
discrepancy
difference inconsistancy
equilibrum
balance due to equal acting of opposing forces
fallacy
a misleading or unsound argument
reticent
disposed to be silent or not to speak freely
acquiescent
to consent or comply without protest
ephemeral
lasting a very short time: short lived
denounce
to condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible
didactic
intended to instruct
enigma
puzzling ambiguous or inexplicable
hilarity
something boisterously funny
indifferent
not mattering one way or the other
relevent
having to do with the matter at hand
repudiate
to refuse to reconize acknowledge or pay
tenacious
stubborn
virulent
moral excellence
banal
common place
conspicuous
easily seen or noticed
efface
to wipe out do away with
ethereal
extremly delicate or refined
garish
showy or elaborate
incessant
continuing without interruption:unending; an incessant noise
infamous
having an extremly bad reputation
lucid
easy understood;intelligable
superlicious
hantingly disdainful or contempuous
superficial
being at on or near the surface
abridge
shortened without losing the snese
amity
friendship
capricious
unpredictable
coalesce
come together and form on mass or whole
congeal
solidfy or congulate by cooling
debilitate
to reduce the strengh of to weaken
gullible
easily deceived or cheated
incongruous
not harmonious not suitable or proper
resolute
marked by determination
servile
obedient
articulate
speaks well
astut
intellegant
euphonious
pleasing or sweet sound
extol
to praise highly
facilitate
to make easier
misconstrue
misinterpret
mollify
to reduce the harshness of or violence
resignation
an act of esigning
taciturn
silent by habit
viifly
to speak of as wicked
adamant
refusing to be persuaded or to changes ones mind
congenial
pleasent becease of personality,qualities,or interests that are simular to ones own
divergance
difference or conflict in opinions interests wishes
emulate
try to be like or better than
entreaty
a pettion or plea
judicious
having,exercising,or characterized by sound judgement
langish
to lose motivation or energy
malice
the intention of doing harm for the satisfaction of doing it
turbulence
irregular atmospheric motion with up and down currents
unprecedented
not done or expirenced before
duplicity
double dealing
facetious
not meant to be taken seriously or literally
instigate
to urge, provoke or incite to some action or course
marauad
to plunder or raid
nostaglgia
a wishful longing for the past
permeate
to pass through
pretenious
showy
somber
gloomy dark shadowy
uncouth
lacking mannersor grace
volatile
evaporating rapidly
ascetic
hermit like;denial of self pleasure
brawn
strong;well-developed muscles
exacerbate
to make asituation worse
luminous
radiating or reflecting light
morose
depressed or sad
orthodox
tradional
perfunctory
not trying
preclude
to prevent the presence or occurence of
repudiate
to disown
stagnation
not moving
abdicate
to give up or surrender
atrophy
a wasting away of somethingfrom lack of use
condone
allow to happen
delude
to be decived or mislead
digress
to turn aside; to wander away from the main topic or aargument in speaking or writing
juxtapose
to place side bye side or close together
magnanimous
kind giving
sumptuous
costly
unerring
perfect not making mistakes
zealous
devoted
authoritarian
marked by or favoring absolute obedience to authority
blithe
carefree
inadvertent
a mistake
inane
lacking sense or subtance
inept
inapporpriate
negate
to say no;deny
omniscient
all knowing
stymie
stand in the way of
titillate
to excite pleasurably
viscous
thick slow moving sticky gooey
abstract
not applied or practical
aesthetic
having love of beauty
alleviate
to make easier
ambivalent
uncertainty or fluctuaton
auspicious
promising success
exhaustive
tending to drain as of source or strength
figuartive
not literal
infer
to guess
temperate
moderate or self restrained
trepidation
a trembling or quivering movement
benevolent
characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings
candor
being frank or open and sincere in speach or expression
cogent
convicting believable
comprehensive
complete
contemorary
current
conviction
a fixed or firm belief
diligent
hardworking
dubious
marked by or occasioning doubt
eclectic
not following any one system
egregious
extordanary in a bad way
exculpate
to clear from a charge of guilt or fault
florid
reddish,ruddy,rosy
gratuitous
given done or obtained without charge free voluntary
hackneyed
idealize
impartial
PAIfair
imperious
urgent
inherent
existing in someone or something as apermenant and inseparable element quality or attribute
inveterate
confirmed ina habit practice feeling or like
laudatory
containing or expressing praise
idealize
to concider or represent as having qualities of ideal perfection or excellence
maverick
a person who takes a stand
novel
new unique
obdurate
stubborn
objectivity
judgement without emotion
obstinate
stubborn in belief
ornate
decorated
ostentatious
showy
paramount
above all othersin rank or authority
penitent
feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrong doing
pervasive
turned away from what is good
plausible
believable
profound
showing deepinsight or understanding
prosaic
common place or dull
quandry
a state or perplexity or uncertainty
rancor
hatered
spurious
not genuine not from the claimed or proper source
stoic
emotionless
timorous
fearful
transitory
not lasting enduring permanent or enternal
vindicate
to clear from and accusation or suspicion