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scanty
inadequate; minimal
engender
to create; to produce
mitigate
to lessen the severity of something
stagnation
motionlessness; inactivity
reprehensible
worthy of blame or censure
exemplary
outstanding; setting a great example
neutral
unbiased; not taking sides; objective
relegate
to banish; to send away
anecdote
a brief, entertaining story
fallacious
false
acclaim
praise; applause; admiration
uniform
consistent; unchanging; the same for everyone
incoherent
jumbled; chaotic; impossible to understand
repress
to hold down
articulate
speaking clearly and well
gravity
seriousness (secondary meaning)
banal
unoriginal; ordinary
extol
to praise
euphony
pleasant sound (the opposite is cacophony)
deride
to ridicule; to laugh at contemptuously
insipid
dull; banal
austere
unadorned; stern; forbidding; without much money
expedite
to make faster or easier
heresy
an opinion violently opposed to established beliefs
novel
new; original
philanthropy
love of mankind; donating to charity
tentative
experimental; temporary; uncertain
deference
submission to another's will; respect; courtesy
vacillate
to be indecisive; to waver back and forth
fervor
passion
dispassionate
without passion; objective; neutral
pragmatic
practical; down-to-earth; based on experience rather than theory
rigorous
strict; harsh; severe
solemn
serious; grave
alleviate
to lessen; to relieve, usually temporarily or incompletely; to make bearable
negligence
carelessness
conspicuous
standing out; obvious
advocate
to speak in favor of; to support
ascetic
hermitlike; practicing self-denial
profound
deep, insightful (the opposite of superficial)
ironic
satiric; unexpected
dogmatic
arrogantly assertive of unproven ideas; arrogantly claiming that something (often a system of beliefs) is beyond dispute
condone
to overlook; to permit to happen
dissent
disagreement
volition
will; conscious choice
voluntary
willing; unforced
didactic
instructive; intended to instruct
disparate
different; incompatible
disparage
to belittle; to say uncomplimentary things about, usually in a somewhat indirect way
ephemeral
short-lived; fleeting; not lasting
compliant
yielding; submissive
prosaic
dull; unimaginatve; like prose
profuse
flowing; extravagant
expedient
providing an immediate advantage; serving one's immediate self-interest
fastidious
meticulous; demanding
belligerent
combative; wuarrelsome; waging war
astute
perceptive; intelligent
astute
perceptive; intelligent
languish
to become weak, listless, or depressed
censure
to condemn severly for doing something bad
obscure
unclear; clouded; partially hidden; hard to understand
impartial
unbiased; neutral
objective
without bias (as opposed to subjective)
revere
to worship; to honor (think of reverend)
discriminate
to differentiate; to make a clear distinction; to see the difference
denounce
to speak out against; to condemn
innovate
to be creative; to introduce something new
relevant
important; pertinent
candid
honest; frank
discernment
insight; ability to see things clearly
disdain
arrogant scorn; contempt
abstract
theoretical; lacking substance (the opposite of concrete)
temperate
moderate; restrained
enigma
mystery
inevitable
unavoidable; bound to happen
eccentric
not conventional; a little kooky; irregular
provincial
limited in outlook to one's own small corner of the world; narrow
futile
hopeless; without effect
diverse
varied
benevolent
kind; good-hearted; generous
pious
reverent or devout; outwardly (and sometimes falsely) reverent or devout
conciliatory
making peace; attempting to solve a dispute through goodwill
resignation
reluctant acceptance of a bad situation (secondary meaning)
resolute
determined; firm; unwavering
servile
submissive and subservient; like a servant
acute
sharp; shrewd
reticent
restrained; uncommunicative
anarchy
absence of government or control; lawlessness; disorder
virulent
extremely poisonous; malignant; full of hate
scrutinize
to examine closely
discord
disagreement (the opposite of concord)
repudiate
to reject; to deny
diligent
hardworking
superficial
on the surface only; shallow; not thorough
contempt
reproachful disdain
lucid
clear; easy to understand
aesthetic
having to do with artistic beauty; artistic (not to be confused with ascetic)
prodigal
extravagent; wasteful
augment
to add to; to increase; to make bigger
complacent
smug; self-satisfied; pleased with oneself; contented to a fault
guile
cunning; duplicity
squander
to waste
incessant
unceasing; never-ending
laudable
worthy of praise
deter
to prevent; to stop; to keep from doing something
redundant
repetitive; unnecessary; excessively wordy
infamous
shamefully wicked; having (and deserving) an extremely bad reputation; disgraceful
provocative
exciting; attracting attention
depravity
moral corruption
indifferent
not caring one way or the other; mediocre; lacking a preference; neutral
apathy
lack of emotion or interest