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divested
to strop, to deprive, to dispossess
affectation
false gestures; behavior intended to impress
platitudes
banal statements
banal
dull, unoriginal remarks
hackney
ordinary and boring
trite
overused, lacking originality
insipid
dull, flavorless
augment
to increase
forestall
to hinder
intermittent
irregular, happening from time to time
pretext
an untrue reason given for doing something in an attempt to conceal the real reason
gaffe
social blunder
skulking
to hide for sinister purposes
exuberance
full of enthusiasm
carousing
to become noisy
furtiveness
secretive
candor
honesty, openness
placate
sooth
assuage
sooth
mollify
sooth
reproach
criticize somebody
assail
attack somebody
bemuse
to confuse
vigilant
alert
remiss
careless
ambivalent
indecisive
empirical
based on experience or observation
manipulative
devious
ascetic
somebody who gives up all pleasures
retrenchment
cutting back of expenses
furor
fury
cynicism
extremely selfish, pessimistic, skeptical of people's motives
approbation
approval
censure
criticize
galvanizing
stimulate
fomenting
stimulate
piquing
arousing somebody's interest
eradicate
get rid of something completely
mitigate
to lessen
dilatory
to delay
notoriety
famous for something bad