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Banal
hackenyed, trite, commonplace
S:stale, insipid
A:fresh,novel,original,new
Carping
tending to find fault, especially in a petty,nasty, or hairsplitting way
S:nit-picking, caviling
A:approving, uncritical
Coherent
holding or sticking together;making a logical whole;comprehensible, meaningful
S:connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
A:muddled, chaotic,dijointed
Emulate
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
S:copy,mimic,rival,match, measure up to
Germane
relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
S:pertinent
A:irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
Insatiable
so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
S:unquenchable,ravenous, irreconcilable
Substantiate
to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
S:verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
A:refute, disprove, invalidate
Credence
belief, mental acceptance
S:credit,trust, confidence
A:disbelief,skepticism, incredulity
Distraught
very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict
S:frantic, distracted
A:calm,composed,collected
Eulogy
a formal statement of commendation;high praise
S:panegryic,encomium,tribute, testimonial
A:philippic,diatribe,
invective
Nefarious
wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards
S:iniquitous,reprehensible
A:virtous,honorable,
praiseworthy, meritorious
Primordial
developed or created at the very beginning;going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage;fundamental basic
S:original,primeval,primal
Utopian
founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world;impractical
S:idealistic
A:realistic,pragmatic
Verbiage
language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness;a manner of expression
S:verbosity,prolixity,diction
jargon
Delineate
to portray,sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail;to represent pictorially
S:depict,picture,render