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soporific: causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep

solvent: able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance

sedulous: diligent; persistent; hard-working

salubrious: promoting health or well-being

rhetoric: the art or study of effective use of language for communication and persuasion

rancorous: characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment

pragmatic: practical rather than idealistic

polemical: controversial; argumentative

plethora: an overabundance; a surplus

pirate: to illegally use or reproduce

phlegmatic: calm; sluggish; unemotional

pervasive: having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout

pervade: to permeate throughout

pedantic: the parading of learning; excessive attention to minutiae and formal rules

ostentatious: characterized by or given to pretentiousness

opprobrium: disgrace; contempt; scorn

obstinate: stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising

obsequious: exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

obfuscate: to deliberately obscure; to make confusing

obdurate: unyielding; hardhearted; intractable

mollify: to calm or soothe; to reduce in emotional intensity

meticulous: characterized by extreme care and precision; attentive to detail

mercurial: characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood

mendacity: the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty

maverick: an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party

malleable: capable of being shaped or formed; tractable; pliable

laconic: using few words; terse

intrepid: steadfast and courageous

indifferent: having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice

implacable: not capable of being appeased or significantly changed

impetuous: hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement

imperturbable: marked by extreme calm, impassivity and steadiness

imminent: about to happen; impending

idolatrous: given to intense or excessive devotion to something

hubris: arrogant presumption or pride

halcyon: calm and peaceful

glib: marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial

germane: relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter

garrulous: pointlessly talkative; talking too much

fortuitous: happening by fortunate accident or chance

flout: to demonstrate contempt for, as in a rule or convention

fervent: greatly emotional or zealous

fawn: to flatter or praise excessively

diatribe: a harsh denunciation

credulous: tending to believe too readily; gullible

bombastic: pompous; grandiloquent

bombast: self-important or pompous writing or speech

bolster: to provide support or reinforcement

amenable: agreeable; responsive to suggestion

amalgamate: to combine several elements into a whole

acerbic: having a sour or bitter taste or character

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