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hackneyed
adj. overused; trite; stale
iconoclast
n. one who attacks popular beliefs or institutions
impervious
adj. not allowing anything to pass through; impenetrable
incandescent
adj. brilliant; giving off heat or light
indigenous
adj. native; originating in that area
infer
v. to conclude; to deduce
insidious
adj. treacherous; sneaky
intrinsic
adj. part of the essential nature of something; inherent
judicious
adj. exercising sound judgement
kinetic
adj. having to do with motion; lively; active
libel
n. a written or published falsehood that injures the reputation of, or defames, someone
machination
n. scheming activity for an evil purpose
maudlin
adj. silly and overly sentimental
microcosm
n. the world in miniature
narcissism
n. excessive love of one's body or oneself
obdurate
adj. stubborn and insensitive
pacify
v. to calm someone down; to placate
patent
adj. obvious
peremptory
adj. final; categorical; dictatorial
pervade
v. to spread throughoutv. to break up into opposing factions or groupings
polarize
v. to break up into opposing factions or groupings
preclude
v. to prevent something from ever happening