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