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perennially
in a repeated manner
curtailed
to reduce the limit of something
retrospect
present thought of past events
breach
act in disregards for laws or rules, failure to perform promised action
Mantra
a sacred word used repeatedly in prayer
ideology
imaginary or visionary theorization
fraught
marked by distress
inert
unable to move or resist motion
perpetrator
culprit, someone who did the wrongdoing
brazenness
behavior marked by bold defiance or lack of shame
plausible
seeming to be reasonable or probable but not proved
invariably
always the same
inherent
existing in something as a natural or permanent characteristic
conciliatory
to overcome anger or hostility of, to win the good will of
self-deprecating
tending to undervalue oneself and one's abilities
lucid
clearly expressed, easy to understand
intrinsically
belonging to the basic nature of a person or thing
reciprocate
to give and receive, to make a return for something done or given
contentious
quarrelsome
Myriad
constituting a very large indefinite number
Reticent
inclined to keep one's thoughts , feelings to oneself
variance
differing or of being in conflict with
incongruity
lack of compatability
taboo
a ban or inhibition resulting from social custom
esoteric
intended for or understood by only a particular group
cynicism
an attitude of scornful or jaded negativity
Insidious
working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner
synthesized
to combine so as to form a new, complex product
exhortation
a speech or discourse that urges, encourages, incites, or earnestly advises
adage
a saying that sets forth a general truth and that has gained credit through long use
commiserating
to feel or express sorrow or pity for, sympathize
impasse
situation that is so difficult that no progress can be mand
chronic
of long duration
retorted
to reply quickly
haggard
appearing worn and exhausted
travails
work especially when arduous or involving painful effort
plethora
a superabundance
archetype
an original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
gamut
a complete range or extent
anomalous
deviating from the normal or common order
apathetic
feeling or showing lack of interest or concern
bemuse
to cause to be bewildered
congruous
corresponding in character or kind
disarm
to deprive of the means of attack or defense
discourse
verbal expression in speech or writing, verbal exchange
incredulous
skeptical, disbelieving
oblique
devious misleading indirect or evasive
pivotal
being of vital or central importance
sarcasm
a cutting, often ironic remark
speculative
marked by inquisitive interest
tempered
to modify by the addition of a moderating element
implements
A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent
callous
Emotionally hardened; unfeeling
irate
Extremely angry; enraged
jovial
Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer
gaffe
public place of entertainment, especially a cheap or disreputable music hall or theater.
pivotal
Being of vital or central importance; crucial
proximity
The state, quality, sense, or fact of being near or next; closeness
petty
Lesser; minor.
diplomatic
Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
exoticism
The quality or condition of being exotic.
coup
A brilliantly executed stratagem; a triumph. A sudden appropriation of leadership or power