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To restate, put what someone else has expressed into different words.
paraphrase
Apparent, appearing or seeming to be true, professed or declared as true without being demonstrated or proved
ostensible
To wander, stray from the point, ramble, deviate, go off in another direction
digress
a passage or section that deviates from the central theme in speech or writing.
digression
the place you walk in, the entrance
ingress
The place you walk out, the exit
egress
old fashioned
archaic
Eerie, strange, weird, mysterious.
uncanny
Frankness, openness, sincere expression
candor
Gloomy, moody, glum, grumpy, ill-tempered, depressed
morose
hatred of humankind
misanthropy
skilled, handy
adept
soaked, drenched, thoroughly wet, full of moisture
saturated
Practical, having to do with actual practice, concerned with everyday affairs as opposed to theory or speculation.
pragmatic
Sympathetic, agreeable, having the same taste, nature, or temperament
congenial
Unpredictable, tending to change abruptly for no apparent or logical reason
capricious
Noisy, disagreeably or offensively loud, boisterous, clamorous; also, sticking out in a glaring way, obtrusive, flagrant
blatant
Unimportant, trifling, of little consequence
negligible
Unyielding, immovable, inflexible, refusing to give in
adamant
Occasional, infrequent, irregular, not constant, happening from time to time, occurring in scattered or random way
sporadic
The forefront of an action or movement, leading position or persons in a movement
vanguard
(1) To agree, to be in accord with, unite in decision

(2) To act together, combine in having effect

(3) To happen together, occur at the same time, coincide
concur
Early development or maturity, especially in mental ability
precociousness
Apart, at a distance, removed, withdrawn, not wishing to speak or associate with others
aloof
Belief, professed faith or opinion, especially a system of religious belief
creed
Cheap and showy, gaudy, garish, sleazy
tawdry
Irritable, cross, complaining, fretful, ill-humored and impatient, difficult to please, full of complaints
peevish
Very difficult, hard to achieve or accomplish, requiring great effort
arduous
Attractive, pleasing in appearance
personable
Firmly determined or settled, resolved, having a set opinion or purpose
resolute
To accept something as true without questioning
credulous
To decide, determine, settle once and for all
resolve
An assumption, theory, hypothesis, conjecture
supposition
(1) Unreasoned; based on personal feelings or preferences rather than on reason, logic, or law; making discretionary judgments or decisions that may or may not be fair or reasonable

(2) Determined or arrvied at in a random or illogical manner

(3) Excercising unrestrained or absolute power
arbitrary
A judge or umpire who makes a final decision or resolves a dispute
arbiter or arbitrator
Lacking variety, tediously uniform, unvarying and dull; literaly, having one continuous sound or tone
monotonous
Something handed down from the past
legacy
Numerous and varied, consisting of many kinds, containing many elements, features, or characteristics.
manifold
Bending easily, flexible
pliant
A quick reply, especially one that is cutting or witty
retort
Stubborn, inflexible, unwilling to give in or compromise, not yielding to argument or persuasion
obstinate
Literally, to tear, cut roughly, rend, mangle. Figuratively, to wound, afflict, cause pain.
lacerate
All-powerful, almighty, having unlimited power or authority
omnipotent
Unstrustworthy, dishonorable, deceitful, corrupt, lacking integrity or moral principles
unscrupulous
Something that causes hesitation or doubt in determining what is appropriate and proper
scruple
having scruples - hence taking no pains to do something exactly right
scrupulous
A revival, renewal of life or vigor
renaissance
A coming into being, beginning
genesis
(1) To justify, give good reason for, authorize, sanction.

(2) To guarantee, promise, give formal assurance of
warrant
Without good reason or authorization, unjustifiable
unwarranted
Difficult to deal with, disagreeable, argumentative, quick to quarrel or to exhibit ill will
cantankerous
Disrespectful in a frivolous way, treating something serious in a trivial manner
flippant
To conquer, to defeat, vanquish, overwhelm completely, bring under rigid control, make submissive, dominate, enslave
subjugate
Twisted, crooked, lopsided, askew, distorted in a odd, amusing way
wry
polished, sophisticated, suave, cosmopolitan
urbane
pertaining to or living in a city
urban
Specialized and often pretentious language; unnecessarily complex phraseology; speech or writing that is highly technical and difficult to understand; specifically, obscure language or a private vocabulary used and understood only by members of a particular group or profession
jargon
(1) Cautious, careful, planning wisely, exercising sound judgment in practical matters

(2) Spending carefully, using one's resources wisely
prudent
Secure; safe from assault, infringement, or destruction
inviolable
Spacious, having plenty of room, comfortable convenient
commodious
Nearness, closeness, the state of being in the vicinity of something
proximity
Italian phrase meaning "under the breath"
sotto voce
to separate into parts with force or violence
rend
Characterized by assumption of dignity or importance; Claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit, especially when unjustified.
pretentious