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  1. Vapid
    • adjective
    • 1. dull or uninteresting
    • 2. lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless: vapid lecture
  2. unencumbered
    • adjective
    • 1. easy-going, trifle
  3. Candor
    • noun
    • 1. the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness: The candor of the speech impressed the audience.
    • 2. unreserved, honest, or sincere expression; forthrightness
  4. expostulate
    • verb
    • to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate: His father expostulated with him about the evils of gambling.
  5. repine
    • 1. To be discontented or low in spirits; complain or fret.
    • 2. To yearn after something: Immigrants who repined for their homeland.
  6. endemic
    • adjective
    • 1. natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place; native; indigenous: endemic folkways; countries where high unemployment is endemic.
    • 2. belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place: a fever endemic to the tropics.
  7. incongrous
    • adjective
    • 1. out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming: an incongruous effect; incongruous behavior.
    • 2. not harmonious in character; inconsonant; lacking harmony of parts: an incongruous mixture of architectural styles.
    • 3. inconsistent: actions that were incongruous with their professed principles.
  8. sequester
    • verb (used with object)
    • 1. to remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement; seclude.
    • 2. to remove or separate.
    • 3. Law. to remove (property) temporarily from the possession of the owner; seize and hold, as the property and income of a debtor, until legal claims are satisfied.

    Synonyms: isolate.
  9. taciturn
    • adjective
    • almost always silent, not liking to talk
  10. tacit
    unspoken
  11. miser
    a greedy, stingy person who hoards money for its own sake.
  12. mendacious
    not truthful, lying
  13. lexicon
    a dictionary
  14. libertine
    one who is sexually promiscuous
  15. larceny
    theft, the ulawful taking of another person's property
  16. gimcrack
    showy, but cheap and useless
  17. gild
    to make or seem more attractive or valuable than it is.
  18. foment
    to stir up (trouble); incite
  19. ephiphany
    • 1. a flash of insight.
    • 2. an experience that brings this about.
  20. petulance
    impatient or irratable
  21. proscribe
    • 1. to outlaw.
    • 2. to bannish; exile
  22. propenisty
    a natural inclination or tendency
  23. exiguous
    scanty; meager
  24. terse
    free of superfluos words; concise; succint
  25. subvert
    • 1. to corrupt, as in morals.
    • 2. to overthrow or destroy

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