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  1. adept
    very skilled
  2. advocate
    a person who supports or defends another person or cayse
  3. aesthetic
    beautiful
  4. anachronism
    out of chronological order
  5. anecdote
    a short account of a story
  6. apprehensive
    anxious, fearful about the future
  7. arrogance
    an offensive display of self importantce; pride
  8. boorish
    clumsy in behavior
  9. brevity
    brief in duration
  10. cathartic
    emotionaly purging
  11. censure
    to criticize, blame
  12. cite
    to mention in support
  13. commendable
    worthy of great praise, approval
  14. conciliatory
    accominating
  15. consensus
    majority
  16. consummate
    perfect
  17. cursory
    performed hastily and w/o attenction to detail
  18. defiant
    boldly resisting authority
  19. depict
    to represent
  20. deride
    to laugh at in scorn or treat with contempt
  21. disparage
    to speak w/ disrespect; belittle
  22. diaparity
    difference
  23. eclectic
    selecting indivdual elements from a wide range of sources
  24. elaborate
    planned or executed with great care
  25. eloquent
    clear, powerful and persuasive speaker
  26. elucidate
    to explain
  27. embody
    to represent in bodily
  28. equitable
    fairness
  29. erratic
    having no fixed course
  30. ethical
    following the rules
  31. exemplary
    praiseworthy
  32. felicitous
    appropriate for the occasion
  33. florid
    reddish; excesively flowery
  34. foster
    to promote growth
  35. holistic
    emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of parts, as opposed to separation into parts
  36. idiosyncrasy
    a habit; characteristic
  37. ineffable
    inexpressible
  38. intemperate
    exessive indulgence
  39. irreverent
    disrespectful
  40. lament
    to mourn for
  41. laudatory
    expressing praise
  42. lucid
    easily understood
  43. magnanimous
    generous and forgiving
  44. mock
    to mimic
  45. mundane
    common or ordinary; pertaining to the world
  46. naive
    unaffected, unsophisticated, unexperienced
  47. nefarious
    wicked
  48. nostalgia
    longing for a former place or time
  49. novel
    new, different
  50. obstinate
    subborn
  51. partisan
    devoted to or bias in support
  52. pessimistic
    gloomy
  53. pragmatic
    practical
  54. prosaic
    dull, lacking imagination
  55. quell
    to put to an end
  56. refute
    to prove false
  57. rhetorical
    used for or concerned with mere style
  58. sanguine
    optimistic
  59. solicitous
    anxious; careful
  60. somber
    dark; dimly lit
  61. speculate
    to reflect; to engage in risky business
  62. superfluous
    extra
  63. tenacious
    persistant or stubborn
  64. venerate
    to regard or treat with respect
  65. vindicate
    to defend; mantain
  66. zealous
    enthusiastic

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