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2012-06-05 13:22:35

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  1. assertion
    a declaration or statement
  2. clarity
    clearness in thought or expression
  3. cogent
  4. coherent
    logically connected
  5. cohesive
    condition of sticking together
  6. didactic
    intended to instruct
  7. discourse
    verbal expression or exchange
  8. eloquence
    the ability to speak vividly or persuasively
  9. emphasize
    to give special attention to something, to stress
  10. fluid
    easily flowing
  11. implication
    the act of suggesting or hinting
  12. lucid
    easily understood
  13. pundit
    an authority who expresses his/her opinions
  14. rhetoric
    the art of using language effectively and persuasively
  15. arbiter
    a judge who decides a disputed issue
  16. biased
  17. exculpate
    to free from guilt or blame
  18. impartial
    not in favor of one side or the other, unbiased
  19. incontrovertible
  20. integrity
  21. jurisprudence
    the philosophy or science of law
  22. objectivity
    treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices
  23. penitent
    expressing remorse for one's misdeeds
  24. substantiated
    supported with proof or evidence
  25. vindicated
    freed from blame
  26. condescending
    treating people as weak or inferior
  27. contemptuous
    feeling hatred
  28. despotic
    exercising absolute power
  29. dictatorial
  30. disdain
    (n.) contempt, scorn (v.) to regard or treat with contempt
  31. haughty
  32. imperious
    arrogantly domineering or overbearing
  33. patronizing
    treating in a condescending manner
  34. convoluted
  35. cryptic
    difficult to comprehend
  36. futile
    having no useful purpose
  37. impede
    to slow the progress of
  38. obscure
    (adj.) relatively unknown (v.) to conceal or make indistinct
  39. quandary
    a state of uncertainty or perplexity
  40. dilatory
    habitually late
  41. indolent
  42. insipid
  43. listless
    lacking energy
  44. torpor
  45. alienated
    removed or disassociated from (friends, family or homeland)
  46. alliance
    a union of two or more groups
  47. disparity
    inequality in age, rank, or degree
  48. servile
  49. suppressed
  50. embellish
    to make beautiful by ornamenting
  51. florid
    describing flowery or elaborate speech
  52. opulent
    exhibiting a display of great wealth
  53. ornate
    elaborately decorated
  54. ostentatious
    describing a showy or pretentious display
  55. poignant
    profoundly moving
  56. ebullience
    intense enthusiasm
  57. effusive
    emotionally unrestrained
  58. egregious
    conspicuously bad or offensive
  59. flagrant
    extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable
  60. frenetic
    wildly excited or active
  61. gratuitous
    given freely
  62. superfluous
  63. alleviate
    to ease a pain or a burden
  64. asylum
    a place of retreat or security
  65. auspicious
  66. benevolent
  67. benign
    kind and gentle
  68. emollient
    (adj.) softening and soothing (n.) something that softens or soothes
  69. mollify
    to calm or soothe
  70. reclamation
    the act of making something useful again
  71. sanction
    to give official authorization or approval
  72. dubious
  73. fabricated
  74. hypocrisy
    the practice of pretending to be something one is not
  75. slander
    false charges and malicious oral statements about someone
  76. spurious
    not genuine
  77. astute
  78. camouflage
    to hide by blending in with surroundings
  79. clandestine
  80. coup
    a brilliantly executed plan
  81. disingenuous
    not straightforward
  82. ruse
    a crafty trick
  83. stratagem
    a clever trick used to deceive or outwit
  84. surreptitiously
    dine by secretive means
  85. wary
    on guard
  86. wily
  87. ambiguous
    open to more than one interpretation
  88. ambivalent
    simultaneously having opposing feelings
  89. apathetic
    feeling or showing little emotion
  90. arbitrary
    determined by impulse rather than reason
  91. capricious
    impulsive and unpredictable
  92. equivocate
    to avoid making a definite statement
  93. indifferent
    not caring one way or the other
  94. spontaneous
  95. whimsical
    subject to erratic behavior
  96. inconsequential
  97. superficial
    concerned only with what is on the surface or obvious
  98. tenuous
    having little substance or strength
  99. trivial
    of little importance or significance
  100. assiduous
  101. compelling
  102. diligent
    marked by painstaking effort
  103. dogged
    stubbornly persevering
  104. endure
    to put up with to survive a hardship
  105. intrepid
  106. maverick
    one who is independent and resists adherence to a group
  107. obdurate
  108. obstinate
    stubbornly adhering to an opinion or course of action
  109. proliferate
    to grow or increase rapidly
  110. tenacity
  111. vitality
  112. assimilation
    to absorb
  113. consensus
    general agreement
  114. context
    circumstances of a situation
  115. derived
    copied or adapted from a source
  116. incumbent
    imposed as a duty
  117. inevitable
    certain to happen, unavoidable
  118. malleable
    easily shaped or formed
  119. subdue
    to restrain
  120. acquired
    developed or learned
  121. conception
    the ability to form or understand an idea
  122. conviction
    a fixed or strong belief
  123. dogmatic
    stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proved beliefs
  124. enlightening
  125. impression
    a feeling or understanding resulting from an experience
  126. intuition
    the power of knowing things without thinking
  127. misconception
    an incorrect understanding or interpretation
  128. perception
  129. perspective
    point of view
  130. profound
    having great depth or seriousness
  131. inherent
  132. innate
    possessed at birth
  133. inveterate
    long established
  134. omnipotent
  135. proximity
  136. elusive
    difficult to capture, as in something actually fleeting
  137. emigrate
    to leave one country or region and settle in another
  138. transient
    passing away with time
  139. transitory
    short-lived or temporary
  140. affable
  141. amenable
  142. camaraderie
    goodwill between friends
  143. cordial
  144. facetious
    playfully humorous
  145. impinge
  146. lament
    express grief for
  147. melancholy
  148. sanction
    (n.) an economic or military measure put in place to punish another country
  149. truncated
  150. aesthetic
    having to do with the appreciation of beauty
  151. anthology
    a collection of literary pieces
  152. contemporary
    current, modern
  153. dilettante
    one with an amateurish or superficial understanding of a field of knowledge
  154. eclectic
    made up of a variety of sources or styles
  155. excerpt
    a selected part of a passage or scene
  156. genre
    describing a category of artistic endeavor
  157. medley
    an assortment or a mixture, especially of musical pieces
  158. mural
    a large painting applied directly to a wall or ceiling surface
  159. narrative
    (adj.) characterized by the telling of a story (n.) a story
  160. parody
    an artistic work that imitates the style of another work for comic effect
  161. realism
    artistic representation that aims for visual accuracy
  162. virtuoso
    a tremendously skilled artist
  163. decorous
  164. equanimity
    the quality of being calm and even-tempered
  165. modest
    quiet or humble in manner or appearance
  166. propriety
    appropriateness of behavior
  167. prudent
    exercising good judgment or common sense
  168. serene
  169. staid
  170. stoic
    indifferent to pleasure or pain
  171. condemn
    to express strong disapproval of
  172. discredit
    to cause to be doubted
  173. disparage
    to speak of in a slighting way or negatively
  174. pejorative
    describing words or phrases that belittle or speak negatively of someone
  175. plagiarism
    the act of passing off the ideas or writing of another as one's own
  176. vilify
    to make vicious statements about
  177. brusque
    rudely abrupt
  178. caustic
    biting sarcastic or witty
  179. feral
  180. fractious
  181. incorrigible
    unable to be reformed
  182. ingrate
    an ungrateful person
  183. insolent
    insulting in manner or speech
  184. notorious
    known widely and usually unfavorably
  185. pugnacious
  186. reprehensible
    worthy of blame
  187. brittle
    easily broken when subjected to pressure
  188. deleterious
    having a harmful effect
  189. enmity
    mutual hatred or ill-will
  190. heinous
    hatefully evil
  191. malfeasance
    misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official
  192. malice
    extreme ill will or spite
  193. putrid
  194. rancorous
  195. toxic
  196. archaic
    characteristic of an earlier period
  197. hackneyed
    worn-out through overuse
  198. medieval
    referring to the Middle Ages, old-fashioned
  199. obsolete
    no longer in use
  200. austere
    without decoration
  201. mediocrity
    the state or quality of being average
  202. mundane
  203. ponderous
    extremely dull
  204. prosaic
  205. sedentary
    not migratory
  206. apprehension
    anxiety or fear about the future
  207. harbinger
    something that indicates what is to come
  208. ominous
  209. premonition
    a feeling about the future
  210. timorous
  211. trepidation
  212. innovative
    introducing something new
  213. na�ve
    lacking sophistication
  214. nascent
    coming into existence
  215. novel
    strikingly new or unusual
  216. novice
    a beginner
  217. candor
  218. frank
    open and sincere in expression
  219. arid
    describing a dry, rainless climate
  220. conflagration
    a widespread fire
  221. nocturnal
    of or occurring in the night
  222. sonorous
    producing a deep or full sound
  223. ample
    describing a large amount of something
  224. comprehensive
    large in scope or content
  225. copious
  226. permeated
    spread or flowing throughout
  227. pervasive
    dispersed throughout
  228. prodigious
  229. replete
    abundantly supplied
  230. exemplary
  231. idealize
    to consider perfect
  232. laudatory
    giving praise
  233. paramount
    of chief concern or importance
  234. venerated
    highly respected
  235. catalog
    (v.) to make an itemized list of
  236. facile
    done or achieved with little effort
  237. fastidious
    possessing careful attention to detail
  238. hierarchy
    a group organized by rank
  239. meticulous
    extremely careful and precise
  240. pragmatic
  241. solvent
    able to pay one's debts
  242. abstract
    not applied to actual objects
  243. apparatus
  244. paradigm
    an example or model
  245. phenomenon
    an unusual, observable event
  246. rational
  247. theoretical
    lacking application or practical application
  248. cartographer
    one who designs or makes maps
  249. vocation
    an occupation or profession
  250. plausible
    seemingly valid or acceptable