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  1. candid
    completely honest, straightforward
  2. conjecture
    inference; guesswork
  3. didactic
    instructive
  4. effusive
    showing excessive emotion; overflowing
  5. euphemism
    showing excessive emotion, overflowing
  6. extrapolate
    to infer or estimateby extending or projecting known information
  7. incoherent
    lacking cohesion or connection
  8. insinuate
    to imply or communicate stealthily
  9. loquacious
    very talkative
  10. lucid
    easily understood clear
  11. rhetoric
    the art of using language effectively and persuasively
  12. acumen
    quickness, acuracy, keeness of judgement or insight
  13. adroit
    dexterous; deft
  14. ascertain
    to find out, as through investigation or experimentation
  15. astute
    shrewd; clever
  16. circumspect
    careful; prudent; discreet
  17. disseminate
    to scatter widely as in sowing seed
  18. erudition
    deep, extensive learning
  19. pedantic
    excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules
  20. perspicacious
    shrewd; clear sighted
  21. pragmatic
    practical
  22. precocious
    exhibiting unusually early intellectual aptitude or maturity
  23. prolific
    very productive; producing great qualities
  24. prospectus
    formal proposal
  25. rudimentary
    • basic elementary
    • in the earliest stages of development
  26. abstruse
    difficult to understand
  27. callous
    emotionally hardened; unfeeling
  28. convoluted
    intricate; complex
  29. disaffected
    having lost faith or loyalty; discontent
  30. enigma
    a puzzle, mystery,or riddle
  31. inscrutable
    difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable
  32. reticent
    inclined to keep silent; reserved
  33. staid
    unemotional; serious
  34. arcane
    known or understood by only a few
  35. assimilate
    to absorb or become absrobed; to make or become similar
  36. autonomy
    independence ; self determination
  37. cosmopolitan
    wordly; widely sophiscated
  38. derivative
    something that comes from another source
  39. esoteric
    intended for or understood by only a small group
  40. gaffe
    a clumsy social error; a faux pas
  41. idiosyncrasy
    characteristic peculiar to an individual or group
  42. insular
    isolated; narrow or provincial
  43. orthodox
    adhering to the traditional and established, especially in religion
  44. potentate
    one who has the power and position to rule over others; monarch
  45. castigate
    to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize
  46. censure
    to issue official blame
  47. denounce
    to condemn openly
  48. reclusive
    seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation
  49. relinquish
    to retire from; give up or abandon
  50. renounce
    to give up by formal announcement
  51. vituperative
    marked by harshly abusive condemnation
  52. circumscribe
    to draw a circle around; to restrict
  53. continguous
    sharing an edge or boundary; touching
  54. conciliatory
    appeasingl; soothing showing willingness to reconcile
  55. credible
    capable of being believed plausible
  56. exonerate
    to free from blame
  57. incontrovertible
    indisputable not open to question
  58. indict
    to officially charge with wrongdoing or a crime
  59. litigious
    prone to engage in lawsuits
  60. partisan
    devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause
  61. parity
    equality, as in amount, status or value
  62. rectitude
    moral uprightness; righteousness
  63. remiss
    lax in attending to duty, negligent
  64. repudiate
    to reject the validity or authority of
  65. sanctimonious
    feigning piety or righteousness
  66. scrupulous
    principled, having a strong sense of right and wrong; conscientious and exacting
  67. solicitous
    concerned
  68. substantiate
    to support with proof or evidence; verify
  69. veracityq
    adherence to the truth; truthfulness
  70. vindicate
    to free from blame
  71. cajole
    to urge with repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery
  72. chicanery
    trickery
  73. obsequious
    servile
  74. sychophant
    insincere
  75. altruism
    unselfish, concern for the welfare of others; selflessnous
  76. eminent
    distinguished; prominent
  77. empathy
    identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives
  78. extol
    to praise highly
  79. laudatory
    full of praise
  80. magnanimous
    courageously or generously noble in mind and heart
  81. philanthropic
    humanitarian; benevolent; relating to monetary generousity
  82. reciprocate
    to mutually take or give to respond in kind
  83. defunct
    no longer existing or functioning
  84. eradicate
    to get rid of as if by tearing it up by the roots abolish
  85. quell
    to put down forcibly; suppress
  86. raze
    to level to the ground; demolish
  87. squelch
    to crush as if by trampling squash
  88. supplant
    to usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics
  89. stymie
    to thwart or stump
  90. abase
    to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem
  91. deride
    to mock contemptuosly
  92. derogatory
    insulting or intended to insult
  93. disparage
    to speak of negatively to belittle
  94. effrontery
    brazen boldness; presumptuosness
  95. ignominy
    great personal dishonor or humiliation; disgraceful conduct
  96. impugn
    to attack as false or questionable
  97. mar
    to damage especially in a disfiguring way
  98. perjorative
    disparaging, belittling, insulting
  99. vex
    to annoy or bother to perplex
  100. vindictive
    disposed to seek revenge; revengeful; spiteful
  101. bombastic
    given to pompous speech or writing
  102. ebullience
    intense enthusiasm
  103. exorbitant
    exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness
  104. exuberant
    full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy
  105. embellish
    to ornament or decorate; to exaggerate
  106. flagrant
    extremely or delibrately shocking or noticeable
  107. gratuitous
    given freely; unearned; unnecessary
  108. lavish
    extravagant
  109. lugubrious
    mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerate or ludicrous degree
  110. opulent
    displaying great wealth
  111. ornate
    elaborately decorated
  112. penchant
    a strong inclination or liking
  113. redundant
    needlessly repetitive
  114. ubiquitous
    being or seeming to be everywheree at the same; omnipresent
  115. vicarious
    felt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feeling of another
  116. vignette
    a short scene or story
  117. amalgam
    a combination of diverse elements a mixture
  118. inundate
    to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp
  119. multifarious
    diverse; various
  120. multiplicity
    state of being various or manifold; a great number
  121. alleviate
    to ease a pain or burden
  122. beneficial
    producing or promoting a favorable result; helpful
  123. cathartic
    relaxing after an emotional outburst
  124. curative
    able to heal or cure
  125. palliative
    relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure
  126. therapeutic
    having or exhibiting healing powers
  127. complement
    something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection
  128. epitome
    a representative or example of a type
  129. felicitous
    admirably suited; apt
  130. belie
    to misrepresent or disguise
  131. debunk
    to expose untruths, shams or exaggerated claims
  132. dubious
    doubtful; of unlikely authencity
  133. duplicitous
    deliberately deceptive
  134. fabricate
    to make up in order to deceive
  135. fallacy
    a false notion
  136. mendacious
    lying; untruthful
  137. specious
    having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false
  138. ambiguous
    open to more than one interpretation
  139. ambivalent
    simultaneously feeling opposing feelings uncertain
  140. apathetic
    feeling or showing little emotion
  141. capricious
    impulsive and unpredictable
  142. equivocal
    open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous
  143. erratic
    markedly inconsistent
  144. impetuous
    suddenly and forcefully energetic or emotional; impulsive and passionate
  145. impetus
    an impelling force or stimulus
  146. impetuous
    • rash
    • hastily done
  147. vitriolic
    having a caustic quality
  148. pugnacious
    • quarrelsome
    • combative
  149. fallacious
    • incorrect
    • misleading
  150. perfidious
    • disloyal
    • unfaithful
  151. arrogate
    to take without justification
  152. reprobate
    • evil
    • unprincipled
  153. salient
    • significant
    • conspicuous
  154. staid
    • sedate
    • serious
    • self-restrained
  155. dissemble
    to conceal or fake
  156. odious
    instilling hatred or intense displeasure
  157. cogent
    intellectually convincing
  158. pernicious
    • extremely destructive
    • harmful
  159. effrontery
    • impudence
    • nerve
    • insolence
  160. imperious
    • commanding
    • domaneering
  161. petulance
    • rudeness
    • irritability
  162. fractious
    troublesome or irritable
  163. reprove
    to scold, rebuke
  164. aspersion
    a curse, expression of ill will
  165. pellucid
    easily intelligble clear
  166. discursive
    rambling, lacking order
  167. fastidious
    meticulous, demanding, having high and often unattainable standards
  168. egregious
    extremely bad
  169. obstreperous
    noisy, unruly
  170. rapport
    mutual understanding and harmony
  171. solicitous
    • concerned
    • attentive
  172. rife
    abundant
  173. probity
    • virtue
    • integrity
  174. seminal
    • original, important
    • creating a field
  175. abrogate
    to abolish usually by authority
  176. maudlin
    weakly sentimental
  177. recalcitrant
    defiant, unapologetic
  178. rectitude
    • uprightness
    • extreme morality
  179. restive
    • resistant
    • stubborn
    • impatient
  180. protean
    • able to change shape
    • multi-faceted
  181. impassive
    stoic, not susceptible to suffering
  182. garrulous
    • talkative
    • wordy
  183. fecund
    fruitful, fertile
  184. desiccated
    dried up, dehydrated
  185. surfeit
    an overabundant supply or indulgence
  186. abate
    • to reduce
    • lessen
  187. capricious
    subject to whim, fickle
  188. contrite
    • penitent
    • eager to be forgiven
  189. taciturn
    not inclined to talk
  190. boon
    a gift or blessing
  191. vacuous
    lack of content or ideas, stupid
  192. serendipity
    • luck
    • finding good things without looking for them
  193. desecrate
    to violate the sacredness of a thing or place
  194. diffident
    • shy
    • quiet
    • modest
  195. demure
    • quiet
    • modest
    • reserved
  196. invective
    an angry verbal attack
  197. accolade
    • high praise
    • special distinction
  198. deprecate
    to belittle, depreciate
  199. transgress
    • to violate
    • go over a limit
  200. ebullient
    extremely lively enthusiastic
  201. reprieve
    a temporary delay of punishment
  202. sagacity
    • shrewdness
    • soundness of perspective
  203. emollient
    soothing
  204. salve
    a soothing balm
  205. decry
    to criticize openly
  206. diaphanous
    • light
    • airy
    • transparent
  207. vicarious
    experiencing through another
  208. perspicacity
    • shrewdness
    • perceptiveness
  209. exigent
    • urgent
    • critical
  210. deleterious
    harmful
  211. prurient
    eliciting or possesing an extraordinary interest in sex
  212. rhapsodize
    to engage in excessive enthusiasm
  213. turgid
    • swollen
    • excessively embellished in style or language
  214. brusque
    • short
    • abrupt
    • dismissive
  215. semaphore
    a visual signal
  216. blandish
    to coax by using flattery
  217. execrable
    • loathsome
    • destestable
  218. puerile
    juvenile, immature
  219. enervate
    • to weaken
    • exhaust
  220. evince
    • to show
    • reveal
  221. eschew
    • to shun
    • avoid
  222. concomitant
    accompanying in a subordinate fashion
  223. cursory
    brief to the point of being superficial
  224. wistful
    • full of yearning
    • musingly sad
  225. refute
    to prove wrong
  226. effulgent
    • radiant
    • splendorous
  227. calumny
    an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading lies
  228. munificence
    generosity in giving
  229. repudiate
    • to reject
    • refuse to accept
  230. unctuous
    smooth or greasy in texture, appearance, or manner
  231. palliate
    to reduce the severity of
  232. sanguine
    optimistic cheery
  233. fetid
    having a foul odor
  234. rancor
    deep, bitter resentment
  235. pulchritude
    physical beauty
  236. harangue
    • a lengthy ranting speech
    • to give a lengthy ranting speech
  237. obdurate
    unyielding to persuasion or moral influence

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