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Adulation

High praise

Adversity

Misfortune, an unfavorable turn of events

Aesthetic

Pertaining to beauty or the arts

Anachronistic

Out-of-date, not attributed to the correct historical period.

Anecdote

Short, usually humorous account of an event

Assiduous

Persistent, hard-working

Camaraderie

Trust, sociability amongst friends

Censure

To criticize harshly

Circuitous

Indirect, taking the longest route

Deleterious

Harmful, destructive, detrimental

Demagogue

Leader, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice

Divergent

Separating, moving in different directions from a certain point

Emulate

To imitate, follow an example

Enervating

Weakening, tiring

Ephemeral

Momentary, transient, fleeting

Exasperation

Irritation, frustration

Extenuating

Excusing, lessening the seriousness of guilt or crime

Florid

Red-colored; flushed; gaudy; ornate

Fortuitous

Happening by luck, fortunate

Hackneyed

Worn out by overuse

Hedonist

A person who pursues pleasure as a goal

Impetuous

Rash, acting without thinking

Impute

Attribute a certain action to a person or group

Inconsequential

Unimportant, trivial

Integrity

Decency, honesty, wholeness

Intrepid

Fearless, adventurous

Jubilation

Joy, celebration

Mundane

Ordinary, commonplace

Nonchalant

Calm, casual, unexcited

Opulent

Wealthy

Orator

Lecturer, speaker

Ostentatious

Showy, displaying wealth

Perfidious

Faithless, untrustworthy, disloyal

Precocious

Unusually advanced or talented at an early age

Prosaic

Relating to prose; dull, commonplace

Provocative

Tending to provoke a response

Prudent

Careful, cautious

Querulous

Complaining, irritable

Rancorous

Bitter, hateful

Reclusive

Preferring to live in isolation

Resilient

Quick to recover, bounce back

Reverence

Worship, profound respect

Sagacity

Wisdom

Scrutinize

To observe carefully

Spurious

Lacking authenticity, fake

Substantiate

To verify, confirm, provide supporting evidence

Superfluous

Extra, more than enough, redundant

Surreptitious

Secret, stealthy

Tactful

Considerate, skillful in acting to avoid offense to others

Tenacious

Determined

Transient

Temporary

Venerable

Respected because of age

Vindicate

To clear of blame or suspicion

Candid

Honest sincerity

Desultory

Doing something in a random fashion

Fastidious

Fussy

Capricious

Whimsical, spontaneous (usually used to describe behavior)

Ephemeral

Fleeting; lasting a very short time

Venerate

To respect someone

Ambivalent

Having mixed feelings about something or someone

Enigma

A mystery, hard to explain

Apathy

A lack of emotion or interest

Euphonious

Pleasant sounding

Cacophonous

Harsh sounding

Candor

Frankness; honesty

Guile

Cunning, deceitfulness

Immutable

Unchanging, permanent

Reticent

Restrained

Incessant

Non-stop

Ascetic

Without indulgence or luxuries

Bastion

A stronghold; a fort

Credulous

Gullible

Banal

Commonplace, dull, ordinary

Disparage

To speak poorly of

Ambiguous

Unclear, undecided

Ameliorate

To improve

Squander

To waste

Virulent

Harmful

Zeal

Enthusiasm

Servile

Overly submissive; cringing

Acuity

Sharpness of perception or mind

Extol

To praise


Affable

Friendly, agreeable

Assuage

To reduce pain

Avarice

Greed

Dissonance

Lack of agreement or harmony

Derision

Contempt; ridicule

Disparity

Inequality

Listless

Without energy or enthusiasm

Flagrant

Glaringly wrong

Philistine

One who lacks culture or taste

Scrupulous

Concerned; conscientious; proper

Indolence

Laziness

Acquiesce

To give in, to agree

Adulation

Adoration

Futile

Hopeless; without effect

Austere

Severe, strict

Complacent

Smug

Heretic

Someone who goes against acceptable religious beliefs

Paucity

Scarcity