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  1. Exploit
    • –noun
    • a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act
  2. Feasible
    • –adjective
    • capable of being done, effected, or accomplished
  3. Finesse
    • -noun
    • extreme delicacy or subtlety in action, performance, skill






  4. Futile
    • –adjective
    • incapable of producing any result; ineffective; useless; not successfu
  5. Gregarious
    • –adjective
    • fond of the company of others; sociable.







  6. Haughty
    • –adjective
    • disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant
  7. Impervious
    • –adjective
    • not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable
  8. Innovation
    • –noun
    • something new or different introduced
  9. Judicious
    • –adjective
    • using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic
  10. Liability
    • –noun,
    • moneys owed; debts or pecuniary obligations ( opposed to assets)
  11. Mundane
    • –adjective
    • 1.of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs.
    • 2. common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.












  12. Nostalgia
    • –noun
    • a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life.
  13. Ominous
    • -adjective
    • portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening
  14. Fabricate
    • -Verb
    • to make by assembling parts or sections, to fake; forge
  15. Feign
    • –verb
    • to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of: to feign sickness.
  16. Flaunt
    • -Verb
    • to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly.
  17. Gloat
    • -Verb
    • to look at or think about with great or excessive, often smug or malicious, satisfaction
  18. Gullible
    • –adjective
    • easily deceived or cheated.
  19. ignominy
    • –noun
    • disgrace; dishonor
  20. Implicit
    • adjective
    • implied, rather than expressly stated
  21. Intrepid
    • –adjective
    • resolutely fearless; dauntless
  22. Kudos
    • –noun
    • honor; glory; acclaim
  23. Lucid
    • -Adjective
    • clear; pellucid; transparent.
  24. narcissistic
    • –noun
    • inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
  25. Nuance
    -noun

    a subtle difference or distinction in expression, meaning, response, etc.
  26. Ostensible
    • -Adjective
    • apparent, evident, or conspicuous
  27. Facetious
    • –adjective
    • not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
  28. Fickle
    • –adjective
    • likely to change
  29. foible
    • –noun
    • a minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect
  30. gratuitous
    • –adjective
    • given, done, bestowed, or obtained without charge or payment; free
  31. Harbinger
    • -Noun
    • anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign
  32. Immutable
    • –adjective
    • not mutable; unchangeable; changeless.
  33. inherent
    • adjective
    • existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute
  34. Irony
    • –noun
    • an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected
  35. Legacy
    • -Noun
    • anything handed down from the past
  36. Malice
    • –noun
    • desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another
  37. negligible
    • –adjective
    • so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may safely be neglected or disregarded
  38. Obsequious
    • –adjective
    • characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning
  39. Paradox
    • -Noun
    • a self-contradictory and false proposition.
  40. Parody
    • –noun
    • a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing
  41. Poignant
    • -Adj
    • affecting or moving the emotions
  42. Prerogative
    • –noun
    • an exclusive right, privilege
  43. Prowess
    • –noun
    • exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, esp. in combat or battle.
  44. Redundant
    redundant
  45. Resilient
    • –adjective
    • springing back; rebounding.
  46. Sabotage
    • noun
    • any underhand interference with production, work, etc., in a plant, factory
  47. Schism
    • –noun
    • division or disunion
  48. Stigmatize
    • verb
    • to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon
  49. Tangible
    • adjective
    • real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary
  50. Ubiquitous
    • –adjective
    • existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time
  51. Volatile
    • -Adjective
    • tending or threatening to break out into open violence; explosive
  52. Preserve
    • -verb
    • to keep safe from harm or injury; protect or spare.
  53. precarious
    • –adjective
    • dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain
  54. Prolific
    • –adjective
    • producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful
  55. Pusillanimous
    • –adjective
    • lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
  56. Remorse
    • –noun
    • deep and painful regret for wrongdoing
  57. Retribution
    • –noun
    • Getting back at, eye for an eye.
  58. salient
    • -Adjective
    • projecting or pointing outward
  59. Scrutinize
    • verb
    • to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
  60. Strident
    • –adjective
    • making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking
  61. tetative






    • –adjective
    • of the nature of or made or done as a trial, experiment, or attempt
  62. venerable
    • –adjective
    • commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character
  63. WRATH
    • –noun
    • strong, stern, or fierce anger
  64. Plaintive
    • –adjective
    • expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful
  65. precocious
    • –adjective
    • unusually advanced or mature in development, esp. mental development: a precocious child.
  66. propensity
    –noun



    a natural inclination or tendency: "a propensity to drink too much."
  67. reciprocate
    • -verb
    • to give, feel, etc., in return.
  68. revere






    • –verb
    • to regard with respect tinged with awe
  69. sanctimonious
    • –adjective
    • making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness
  70. sordid
    • –adjective
    • 1.
    • morally ignoble or base; vile: sordid methods.

    • 2.
    • dirty or filthy.
  71. tacit
    • –adjective
    • understood without being openly expressed; implied
  72. turbulent
    • –adjective
    • being in a state of agitation or tumult; disturbed
  73. vindictive
    • –adjective
    • disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful
  74. ZEAL
    • –noun
    • fervor for a person, cause, or object
    • DAS OPERATION ZEAL
  75. facetious
    –adjective



    not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.

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