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cacophony
unpleasant noise; use of jarring sounds
torpor
lack of energy; dormancy; numbness
vim
exuberance
invective
abusive language
polemic
passionate argument; passionate critic
engender
create or arise; having offspring
palliate
mitigate; partially excuse; alleviate
vex
annoy somebody; agitate; confound
stolid
impassive
erudite
very knowledgeable through study
ignoble
dishonorable; not of the nobility
lachrymose
crying; sad
perspicacious
perceptive; wise; insightful
sanguine
confident; ruddy; blood-red
inimical
not favorable; hostile
surly
bad tempered
glib
slick; superficial; causal and relaxed
lucid
easily understood; shining; rational
endemic
characteristic of area
florid
of ruddy complexion; ornate in word and style; healthy
inchoate
just beginning; imperfectly formed; chaotic
voluble
talking a great deal; twining
reticent
reserved
turgid
pompous and overcomplicated; swollen
latent
hidden; dormant; present but unexpressed
tawdry
gaudy and poor quality; mean-spirited
hoary
overused; white with age;
unconscionable
morally unacceptable; unreasonable
monastic
reclusive or austere
foment
cause trouble
mitigate
partly excuse a crime; lessen something
aggrandize
enlarge or extend something; improve status of something
prodigal
extravagantly wasteful; producing generous amounts
furtive
secretive; shifty
irascible
quick tempered; showing anger
disparate
very different
satiate
gratify desire; glut somebody
prevaricate
get out of telling the truth
burnish
polish something; make something shiny
slake
satisfy need; quench
pathogenic
causing disease
diaphanous
transparent; insubstantial
trenchant
incisive; energetic; direct
salubrious
good for the health; healthy
taciturn
silent by nature; reserved
obdurate
stubborn; hard-hearted; inflexible
quiescent
inactive; sluggish
sardonic
disdainfully mocking; sarcastic
specious
apparently true but actually false; deceptively attractive; false
cosset
give excessive care; cherish
lampoon
ridicule
ossify
harden into bone; become inflexible; fix
cupidity
greed
intrepidity
undaunted
largess
generosity; liberality
penury
poverty; destitution
multifarious
diverse; varied
maudlin
sentimental; mawkish
garrulous
talking too much; wordy
noisome
foul; dangerous