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acerbic
Sour or bitter.
abjure
To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.
abate
To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation.
abdicate
Fail to fulfill or undertake (a responsibility or duty)
aberration
A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome
abstain
Restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something
adversity
state of misfortune or calamity.
aesthetic
Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance.
amicable
Showing friendliness or goodwill.
anachronistic
Erroneous in date
arid
Very dry.
asylum
A place of safety
benevolent
Having a disposition to do good.
bias
Show prejudice for or against (someone or something) unfairly
boisterous
Full of energy; exuberant; noisy.
brazen
Impudent, immodest, or shameless.
brusque
Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
camaraderie
Close friendship in a group of friends or teammates.
canny
Having or showing shrewdness and good judgment, esp. in money or business matters.
capacious
Having a lot of space inside; roomy.
capitulate
To end all resistance; to give up; to go along with or comply;
clairvoyant
perceiving events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact
collaborate
To work together with others to achieve a common goal.
compassion
Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it
compromise
The settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions.
condescending
Assuming a tone of superiority, or a patronizing attitude.
conditional
More completely conditional sentence, a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.
conformist
A person who conforms to accepted behavior or established practices
convergence
the act of moving toward union or uniformity.
deleterious
harmful or hurtful, to physical, mental or moral health.
demagogue
An orator or leader who gains favor by exciting the passions and prejudices of the audience.
digression
A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand.
diligent
Performing with intense concentration, focus, responsible regard.
discredit
To harm the good reputation of a person.
disdain
A feeling of contempt or scorn.
divergent
Tending to be different or develop in different directions
empathy
The ability to understand and share the feelings of another
emulate
To copy or imitate, especially a person
ephemeral
Lasting for a short period of time.
evanescent
vanishing, disappearing, fleeting
exemplary
Serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind
extenuating
That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
florid
having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy
forbearance
Restraint under provocation.
fortitude
the mental strength that enables courage in the face of adversity
fortuitous
Happening by chance; coincidental or accidental.
foster
Encourage or promote the development of (something, typically something regarded as good)
fraught
Causing or affected by great anxiety or stress
frugal
Sparing or economical with regard to money or food
hackneyed
Repeated too often.
haughty
Arrogantly superior and disdainful
hedonist
A person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life
hypothesis
A proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth
impetuous
Making arbitrary decisions, esp. in an impulsive and forceful manner.
impute
To reckon as pertaining or attributable; to charge; to ascribe; to attribute;
inconsequential
Having no consequence, not consequential, of little importance.
inevitable
impossible to avoid or prevent
intrepid
Fearless; bold; brave.
intuitive
Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive
jubilation
A triumphant shouting; rejoicing; exultation.
lobbyist
A person who for remuneration reattempts to persuade (to lobby) politicians to vote in a certain way.
longevity
The quality of being long-lasting, especially of life
mundane
Lacking interest or excitement; dull
nonchalant
Casually calm and relaxed.
opulent
luxuriant, and ostentatiously magnificent
orator
A skilled and eloquent public speaker.
ostentatious
Characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice
parched
Dry.
perfidious
Deceitful and untrustworthy
pragmatic
Practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory
precocious
Characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity.
pretentious
Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed
procrastinate
To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later.
prosaic
Straightforward; matter-of-fact; lacking the feeling or elegance of poetry.
prosperity
The condition of being prosperous, of having good fortune
provocative
Causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, esp. deliberately
prudent
Acting with or showing care and thought for the future
querulous
Complaining in a petulant or whining manner
rancorous
bitter; unforgiving.
reclusive
Of, characterized by, or preferring privacy and isolation; secluded.
reconciliation
The reestablishment of friendly relations; conciliation or rapprochement.
renovation
An act, or the process, of renovating.
restrained
Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
reverence
Regard or treat with deep respect
sagacity
The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions.
scrutinize
To examine something with great care.
spontaneous
Self generated; happening without any apparent external cause.
spurious
false, not authentic, not genuine
submissive
Meekly obedient or passive.
substantiate
to verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate
subtle
Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
superficial
Shallow, lacking substance.
superfluous
in excess of what is required or sufficient
surreptitious
stealthy, furtive, well hidden, covert (especially movements)
tactful
Able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.
tenacious
Tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely
transient
Stringio
Lasting only for a short time; impermanent
venerable
commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position
vindicate
To clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism.
wary
Feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems