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aplomp
poise, self-confidence

timidity, doubt
mundane
uninportant

important
ludicrous
ridiculous, foolish

serious
tryo
begginner, inexperienced person

expert
squalid
wretched, dirty, morally repulsive

pristine
blithe
joyous

depressed, sad, morose
enervate
weaken, deprive of strength

energize
jettison
discard, throw overboard

maintain, continue
incognito
with identity concealed
mettle
courage, spirit

cowardice
refute
disprove, prove false

uphold, affirm
vacillate
waver, sway back and forth

commit
obstreperous
noisily defiant, unruly

obediant, respectful, polite
iconoclast
attacker of established beliefs or customs, a radical

conservative, conformist
facetious
flippant, attempting to be funny, playfully joking

serious, reserved
languid
lacking energy or vitality

extatic, energetic
magnanimous
generous

stingy, miserly
maxim
a saying which expresses a general rule of behavior
sporadic
occurring at irregular intervals

consistant, regulated, planned
portentous
significant, amazing

mundane
rancor
deep seated bitterness

love, respect
abstemious
eating and drinking in moderation

gluttonous or anorexic, bulemic
disseminate
scatter or spread like seeds

cluster, converge, gather
impeccable
without flaw, flawless, perfect

flawed, faulty
liaison
communication between groups or units; a close relationship
raze
demolish, tear down
preclude
prevent, make impossible

enable, faccilitate
omnivourous
taking in everything

selective, focused
accolade
reward for merit; praise, approval

demerit, critisism
caustic
stinging, biting, cutting

complimentary, soothing
docile
easily led, submissive

stubborn, steadfast, stalwart
impecunious
lacking money, penniless, poor

wealthy, afluent, rich
feign
pretend
strident
loud and harsh, shrill

soft, soothing, peaceful
recluse
a hermit, one who lives in solitude

extrovert, socialite
pristine
primitive, remaining in a pure and uncorrupted state

squalid
vestige
trace
acumen
keeness, sharpness of insight

deficiency
clandestine
secret

public, open, common knowledge
duplicity
double-dealing, deliberate deception

honesty, truthfullness
lucid
clear, easily understood

nebulous, incomprehensible
promontory
high cliff, headland
refulgent
radiant, shining

dull, drab
mercenary
motivated by a desire for monetary gain

charitable, altruistic, voluntary
vicissitudes
changes in fortune, ups and downs
flaccid
lacking firmness, flabby

firm, solid
ameliorate
to improve

pejiorate
egregious
outstandingly bad, outrageous

benevolent, benign
coalesce
fuse, come together

diemminate
onerous
burdensome, troublesome

pleasurable, delightful
subjugate
conquer

free, liberate
ostensibly
supposedly
elicit
bring out, draw forth

quell supress
covert
concealed, hidden

oert, out in the open
flout
scoff at, show contempt for

honor, praise
misgivings
feelings of uncertainty, apprehension

certainty
incumbent
person in office who is being challenged in an election

challenger
fortuitous
happening by accident or chance

unfortunate, hapless
craven
cowardly

bravely, forthright
propensity
inclination, tendency
emaciated
made very thin by starvation or illness

corpulent, rotund
vociferous
making an outcry, clamorous

quiet, silent, muted
mitigate
to make less harsh or sever, alleviate

worsen, pejiorate
indefatigable
tireless, relentless

lethargic, enervated, languid
overt
open to view, not hidden
remiss
negligent, careless

impeccable
fractious
quarrelsome, contrary, troublesome

agreeable, amiable, pleasant
supplant
to take the place of
assiduous
diligent, consistently applying oneself

procrastinating, remiss
palpable
tangible, able to be felt; easily percieved
cryptic
mysterious, enigmatic

blatant, lucid
remuneration
payment

volenteer
surly
rude, ill-tempered, sullen

polite, respectful, amiable
inept
awkward, clumsy, incompetent

competent, proficient, adept
garish
gaudy, too colorful of showy

fashionable, drab, conservative
lucrative
profit making

non-profit
replete
supplied plentifully, filled

scarce, barren, void
proselytize
to convert or attempt to convert from one belief to another; to recruit members
awry
amiss

flawlessly
culpable
blameworthy, guilty

innocent
momentous
very important

mundane
repudiate
refuse to recognize or acknowledge

recognize or acknowlege
wane
dwindle, decrease gradually

wax
contrite
sorry, repentant

not sorry
paragon
model of perfection
baleful
evil in intent, ominous

benevolent
innate
inborn, born with

aquired
embellish
made more beautiful, decorated

defile, tarnish, deface
gauche
awkward socially

confident, poised
moratorium
temporary stopping, delay of action
parsimonious
stingy

magnanimous
derision
scoffing at, ridicule

praise, respect, honor
enclave
territory enclosed within another
tenacious
stubborn, persistent, holding tight
protean
versatile, able to play many roles

specialized
inscrutable
incapable of being understood

transparent, lucid, manifest
discrete
seperate, unconnected

connected
tremulous
trembling, fearful, timid

fearless
genre
type, class
wily
crafty, calculating

honest, sincere
paucity
small number, scarcity

abundance
diverge
to go in different directions

converge, coalesce
iridescent
producing a rainbow of colors

bleak, monochrome
brusquely
abruptly, rudely

politely, respectfully
labyrinth
maze or puzzle
dissemble
disguise the nature of, feign, pretend

be truthful, factual
gossamer
sheer fabric, anything delicate like a spider's web

wool, coarse
pervade
spread throughout

contain
rescind
annul, repeal

inact
proximity
nearness, closeness

distance
turgid
excessive, over-decorated in language or swollen, bloated

turbid - rapid, exessive
nefarious
wicked

benevolent
gratuitous
freely given, not asked for, uncalled for

demanded
bucolic
rustic, of the countryside

urban
quell
put down forcibly

instigate, incite
enigma
riddle, puzzle, mystery

fact
nexus
connection, link
ruefull
regretful, wry

pleased, proud, happy
ephemeral
short-lived, temporary

permanent, eternal, perpetual
laconic
sparing in words, using few words

gregarious, locquacious
moot
debatable

manifest, clear
eschew
avoid

confront
putative
reputed, generally regarded as such

cactual, true
penury
extreme poverty

rich, wealthy, affluent
truculent
savage, cruel, defiant, pugnacious
sanguine
cheerful

depressed, morose, angry, mean, contemptuous
candid
frank, open, straight-foward

covert
hapless
luckless, unfortunate

fortuitous
euphonious
pleasing in sound

cacophonious
perfunctory
done routinely with little interest

spontainious, momentous
puerile
immature, childish

mature, responsible, adult
retinue
attendents accompanying a person of rank
deviod
lacking

bountiful, replete, plentiful
heinous
grossly wicked

benevolent
nocturnal
active by night or of the night

diurnal
pithy
precise, full of meaning

turgid
laity, layman
not clergy, not professionals
schism
split, division

fusion, concensus, agreement
querulous
fretful, complaining
castigate
punish

praise
herculean
requiring unusual strength
ubiquitous
seeming to be everywhere at the same time
evoke
called forth

stifle, repress
plummet
plunge, drop straight down

rise, ascend
burnish
polish by rubbing

tarnish, deface
unabashed
not embarrassed or disconcerted
dichotomy
division into two parts, often contradictory, schism

fusion, concensus, agreement
rampant
unrestrained
exude
give off
scintillating
sparkling
lampoon
ridicule, make fun of
poignant
touching, having an emotional effect
hiatus
gap, break in time
noisome
offensive, foul-smelling

fragrant, refreshing
diffident
modest, timid, hanging back
obdurate
unyeilding

open-minded, yeilding
solicitous
with concern (sometimes overly so)
unremitting
incessant, won't let up

sporadic, regular
purported
assumed to be such, supposed, putative
ostentatious
showy, pretentious