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  1. alchemy
    (noun)
    a medieval science aimed as the transmutation of metals, esp. base metals into gold
  2. amenable
    (adj)
    agreeable; responsive to suggestion
  3. astringent
    (adj/noun)
    having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe; something with a tightening effect on tissue
  4. contiguous
    (adj)
    sharing a border; touching; adjacent
  5. convention
    (noun)
    a generally agreed-upon practice or attitude
  6. cynicism
    (noun)
    an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness (adj. form: cynical)
  7. disparage
    (verb)
    to slight or belittle
  8. divulge
    (verb)
    to disclose something secret
  9. flout
    (verb)
    to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
  10. glib
    (adj)
    marked by ease or informality; non-chalant; lacking in depth; superficial
  11. hubris
    (noun)
    overbearing presumption or pride; arrogance
  12. imminent
    (adj)
    about to happen; impending
  13. indifferent
    (adj)
    having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice
  14. inimical
    (adj)
    damaging; harmful; injurious
  15. intrepid
    (adj)
    steadfast and courageous
  16. maverick
    (noun)
    an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party
  17. obfuscate
    (verb)
    to deliberately obscure; to make confusing
  18. presumptuous
    (adj)
    overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy); taking liberties
  19. pristine
    (adj)
    pure; uncorrupted; clean
  20. profligate
    (adj)
    excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant (noun form: profligacy)
  21. propensity
    (noun)
    a natural inclination or tendency, penchant
  22. prosaic
    (adj)
    dull; lacking in spirit or imagination
  23. recondite
    (adj)
    hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure
  24. refulgent
    (adj)
    radiant; shiny; brilliant
  25. renege
    (verb)
    to fail to honor a commitment; to go back on a promise
  26. sedulous
    (adj)
    diligent; persistent; hard-working
  27. shard
    (noun)
    a piece of broken pottery or glass
  28. sparse
    (adj)
    thin; not dense; arranged at widely spaced intervals
  29. spendthrift
    (noun)
    one who spends money wastefully
  30. subtle
    (adj)
    not obvious; elusive; dificult to discern
  31. terse
    (adj)
    brief and concise in wording
  32. tout
    (verb)
    to publicly praise or promote
  33. unfeigned
    (adj)
    genuine; not false or hypocritical
  34. untenable
    (adj)
    indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable
  35. vexation
    (noun)
    annoyance; irritation (verb form: vex)
  36. vigilant
    (adj)
    alertly watchful (noun form: vigilance)

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