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  1. cloying
    sickeningly sweet
  2. temerity
    recklessness, boldness
  3. ineluctable
    necessary, inevitable
  4. incommensurate
    unequal, disproportionate
  5. nugatory
    trifling, unimportant
  6. prolixity
    excess
  7. abstruse
    obscure
  8. hubris
    cockiness, arrogance
  9. flouted
    openly disregarded, disobeyed
  10. galvanize
    to simulate, excite
  11. baleful
    sinister, bad
  12. insouciance
    light, carefree
  13. quixotic
    idealistic fantasy
  14. vitriol
    fury
  15. behest
    request
  16. incipient
    not fully grown/matured
  17. indigent
    needy, poor
  18. vagrant
    homeless
  19. fulsome
    insincerely lavish
  20. effusive
    excessive
  21. unctuous
    falsely earnest, smug, ingratiating
  22. equanimity
    even, steady, balanced
  23. equanimous
    poised, collected, calm
  24. declaimed
    make a strong proclamation
  25. inveigh
    tirade, criticize
  26. concede
    surrender
  27. accede
    surrender
  28. demur
    express doubt
  29. punctilious
    precise
  30. vilipend
    to treat as of little value
  31. engender
    create, bring about
  32. luculent
    clear, coherent
  33. perspicuous
    insightful
  34. decimate
    destroyed, annihilated
  35. predilection
    preference
  36. affable
    light, pleasant
  37. magisterial
    pompous, overbearing
  38. anodyne
    something that soothes pain
  39. scurrilous
    abusive, vulgar, coarse
  40. collate
    to join or bring together
  41. defenestration
    the act of throwing oneself from a window
  42. supine
    passive, lying on one's back
  43. malapropism
    the wrong word
  44. provident
    planning for the future
  45. prodigious
    plentiful
  46. philanderer
    cheater, adulterer
  47. cavil
    a lie
  48. abate
    to make better
  49. platitude
    overused phrase, wisdom
  50. anomalous
    abnormal
  51. catharsis
    emotional purification or release
  52. depravity
    moral corruption
  53. efface
    to erase, rub away, obscure
  54. furtive
    secretive, done slyly
  55. panegyric
    praise
  56. mercenary
    someone motivated by greed
  57. paucity
    scarcity, small in number or amount
  58. precept
    a rule or principle to guide conduct
  59. prosaic
    dull, unimaginative
  60. spurious
    false, fake
  61. conjecture
    inference
  62. turpitude
    wickedness, evil
  63. urbane
    suave, sophisticated
  64. vilify
    to slander, condemn
  65. melee
    a confused brawl
  66. progeny
    offspring
  67. distaff
    female
  68. travail
    laborious effort
  69. nascent
    emerging
  70. pedagogical
    instructive
  71. addle
    confuse
  72. pundit
    expert
  73. alacrity
    rapidity, eagerness
  74. clemency
    mercy
  75. staunchly
    dependably
  76. vitiating
    morally corrupting
  77. ingenuous
    honest or innocent
  78. contended
    competed
  79. turbid
    difficult to understand
  80. pellucid
    easy to understand
  81. perspicacious
    smart/learned
  82. abase
    humble, disgrace
  83. apologist
    those who defend through reasoned argument
  84. demagogue
    one who uses emotion to persuade
  85. abecedarians
    beginner
  86. menagerie
    collection of animals
  87. cache
    hidden supply
  88. inveterate
    long established
  89. eschew
    avoid, shun
  90. concomitant
    occurring at the same time
  91. neoteric
    modern
  92. frangible
    delicate
  93. truculent
    bad mood
  94. foment
    arouse or incite
  95. impetuous
    rash, acting quickly
  96. paltry
    meager
  97. inimitable
    impossible to imitate
  98. sanguinity
    hopefulness
  99. oracular
    prophetic
  100. acquiescent
    submissive
  101. prostrate
    lying flat on the ground
  102. exiguous
    scanty
  103. supercilious
    arrogant
  104. asseverate
    stated positively, affirmed
  105. aggregated
    collected
  106. tautological
    logically redundant
  107. pellucid
    clear in meaning
  108. recondite
    obscure
  109. expediency
    self-serving
  110. eponym
    person after whom something is named
  111. appropriate
    take something for exclusive use
  112. protean
    displaying great variety or change
  113. sedulous
    persistent
  114. litigious
    having to do with law
  115. puissant
    powerful
  116. Carapace
    hard, protective shell
  117. Ochlocracy
    rule by a mob
  118. Plaintive
    sorrowful
  119. Plutocracy
    rule by the wealthy
  120. Oligarchy
    rule by a few power holders
  121. Autocracy
    rule by one
  122. Censure
    official reprimand
  123. Quittance
    discharge from debt
  124. Lambaste
    verbal attack
  125. Petulant
    bad tempered
  126. Surreptitious
    stealthy
  127. Intemperate
    excessive
  128. Consummate
    ideal, perfect
  129. Elucidate
    to explain
  130. Imbroglio
    confusion
  131. Bemuse
    confuse
  132. Excoriate
    to denounce
  133. Aplomb
    self-assurance
  134. Insolence
    disrespect
  135. Clandestine
    Secret, concealed
  136. rakish
    dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality
  137. pell-mell
    wild or reckless
  138. accession
    acquisition of a position of rank or power
  139. interdiction
    authoritative prohibition
  140. effulgent
    Shining brightly; radiant.
  141. espouse
    Adopt or support
  142. pundit
    An expert
  143. stymie
    Prevent or hinder
  144. subterfuge
    Deceit used in order to achieve one's goal
  145. prelate
    A bishop or other high ecclesiastical dignitary
  146. indolent
    lazy
  147. contention
    Heated disagreement.
  148. provincial
    hick - countryman
  149. scion
    descendent
  150. aphorism
    saying
  151. descry
    investigate
  152. lugubrious
    somber, sorrowful
  153. vitriolic
    hurtful
  154. diffident
    timid
  155. venal
    greedy
  156. fulsome
    insincere
  157. indigent
    poor
  158. propitious
    favorable
  159. discursive
    wandering
  160. abet
    to assist
  161. presage
    a prediction
  162. sententious
    wise
  163. rescind
    revoke, cancel
  164. mordacious
    biting
  165. clement
    generous, kind
  166. perspicacious
    smart, learned
  167. rapacious
    greedy
  168. pernicious
    harmful
  169. torpid
    lazy, sluggish
  170. ardent
    strong, passionate
  171. recondite
    confusing, abstruse, obscure, secret
  172. adumbrate
    to give a sketchy outline; disclose partially or guardedly; to foreshadow
  173. aprise
    inform

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