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Abstruse
difficult to understand; deep
Aversion
an intense dislike
Eclectic
Coming from many sources
Extraneous
not essential; irrelevant
Astuse
clever; perceptive
Soporific
causing sleep
Hardy
tough; strong
Abstemious
Self-denying
Intractable
difficult to manage; hard to control; unruly
Diminutive
much smaller than the average
Erudite
having or showing wide knowledge
Fervor
great warmth or intensity of emotion
Engender
to cause or produce; bring into existence
Laudable
worthy of praise
Painstaking
showing much care, effort, and hard work; diligent
Pompous
having an inflated idea of one's own importance; arrogant
Renown
fame
Iconoclast
someone who attacks traditional ideas; someone who considers nothing sacred
Archaic
no longer current; out-of-date
Abstract
theoretical; not applied; not practical
Lassitude
Lack of energy; weariness; fatigue
Mollify
to soothe the temper of
Profusion
an abundance; a rich supply
Recalcitrant
Stubbornly refusing to obey
Surmise
to infer something; guess
Resigned
Unresisting; passively accepting; accepting as inevitable
Paradigm
an example that serves as a mdoel for others
Equanimity
the quality of staying calm and even-tempered
Convivial
fond of social pleasures; merry
Listless
lacking enthusiasm; sluggish
Biases
prejudiced
Ambrivalence
mixed feelings; uncertainty; indecisiveness
Incipient
beginning; early
Servile
humbly obedient
Temper
to reduce in intensity, especially by mixing in some other quality; moderate; soften
Despot
a tyrant
Prodigious
enormous
Nefarious
very wicked; villanious
Credulous
Tending to believe too readily, easily convinced
Anomaly
something different, odd, or peculiar
Blithe
cheerful and lighthearted
Arduous
difficult to do; strenous
Ascetic
Practicing self-denial; austere
Deprecate
to express disapproval of
Didactic
designed to teach
Eulogy
a spoken or written tribute, especially to someone who has died
Raze
to tear down completley, demolish
Tawdry
tastelessy showy; cheap and gaudy; vulgar
Unimpeachable
Blameless; beyond reproach; beyond criticism
Gratutious
uncalled for; without any good reason