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2011-04-30 15:27:20

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  1. arcane
    known or understood by only a few
  2. assimilate
    to absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar
  3. autonomy
    independence; self-determinatoin
  4. cosmopolitan
    worldly; widely sophisticated
  5. derivative
    soemthing that comes from another source
  6. esoteric
    intended for or understanding by only a small group
  7. gaffe
    a clumsy social error; a faux pas
  8. idiosyncrasy
    characteristic peculiar ro an individual or group
  9. insular
    isolated; narrow or provincial
  10. orthodox
    adhering to the traditional and established; especially in religion
  11. potentate
    one who has the power and position to rule over others; monarch
  12. castigate
    to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize
  13. censure
    to issue official blame
  14. denounce
    to condemn openly
  15. reclusive
    seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation
  16. relinquish
    to retire from; give up or abandon
  17. renounce
    to give up (a title, for example), esspecially by formal announcement
  18. vituperative
    marked by harshly abusive condemnation
  19. circumscribe
    to draw a circle around; to restrict
  20. contiguous
    sharing an edge or boundary; touching
  21. concillatory
    appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile
  22. credible
    capable of being believed; plausible
  23. exonerate
    to free from blame
  24. incontrvertible
    indisputable; not open to question
  25. indict
    to officially charge with wrongdoing or crime
  26. litigious
    prone to engage in lawsuits
  27. partisan
    devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause
  28. parity
    equality, as in amount, status, or value (antonym: disparity)
  29. rectitude
    moral uprightness; righteousness
  30. remiss
    lax in attending to duty; negligent
  31. repudiate
    to reject the validity or authority of
  32. sanctimonius
    feighing piety or righteousness
  33. scrupulous
    principled, having a strong sense of right and wrong; conscientious and exacting
  34. solicitous
  35. substantiate
    to support with prood or evidence; verify
  36. veracity
    adherence to the truth; truthfulness
  37. vindicate
    to free from blame