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(adj) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
acquisitive
(v) to claim or take without right
arrogate
(adj) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
banal
(v) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
belabor
(adj) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n) petty, nagging criticism
carping
(adj) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
coherent
(v) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
congeal
(v) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
emulate
(n) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
encomium
(v) to avoid, shun, keep away from
eschew
(adj) relevant, appropiate, apropos, fitting
germane
(adj) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
insatiable
(adj) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
intransigent
(adj) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
invidious
(n) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
largesse
(n) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
reconnaissance
(v) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
substantiate
(adj) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
taciturn
(v) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
temporize
(adj) capable of being held or defended
tenable