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acquisitive
(adj) able to get and to retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property

greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive
arrogate
(v) to claim or take without right

to expropriate, usurp, commandeer
banal
(adj) hackneyed, trite, commonplace

stale, trite, hackneyed
belabor
(v) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly

to beat into the ground, overwork
carping
(adj) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
(n) petty, nagging criticism

nit-picking, hairsplitting, caviling
coherent
(adj) holding or sticking togeter; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful

connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
congeal
(v) to change from liquid to solid, thicken

to harden, jell, coagulate, solidify
emulate
(v) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model

to copy, imitate, mimic
encomium
(n) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute

a tribute, panegyric, eulogy
eschew
(v) to avoid, shun, keep away from

to steer clear of, shun, avoid
excoriation
(n) a strong denunciation; the act or state of stripping or wearing off the skin

a denunciation, castigation, censure
germane
(adj) relevant, appropriate, apropos

pertinent, relevant, apropos
insatiable
(adj) so great or demanding that it cannot be satisfied

unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
intransigent
(adj) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable

uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
invidious
(adj) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment

malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
largesse
(n) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions

generosity, liberality, munificence, bounty
ramify
(v) to divide and spread out like branches; to separate into divisions

to branch out, extend into
reconnaissance
(n)a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination

a scouting expedition, survey
substantiate
(v) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substational form to

to verify, prove, confirm, validate
taciturn
(adj) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

tight-lipped, uncommunicative
temporize
(v) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise

to hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
tenable
(adj) capable of being held or defended

defensible, justifiable, maintainable