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wary: watchful, alert

vindicate: to clear from blame

venerable: respectable due to age

transient: temporary, fleeting

tenacious: persistent, resolute

tactful: diplomatic, polite

surreptitious: secret, stealthy

suppress: to end an activity

superfluous: more than enough

superficial: lacking in depth

subtle: elusive, sly, ambiguous

substantiate: to verify, confirm

submissive: meek

spurious: phony, false

spontaneity: impulsive action

scrutinize: to observe carefully

sagacity: wisdom

reverence: profound respect

restrained: controlled, restricted

resilient: quick to recover

renovation: state of being renewed

reconciliation: agreement after a quarrel

reclusive: withdrawn, hermit-like

rancorous: hateful

querulous: irritable

prudent: wise, careful, cautious

provocative: inflammatory

prosperity: wealth, success

prosaic: run-of-the-mill

procrastinate: to delay unnecessarily

pretentious: pompous, self-important

precocious: talented beyond one's age

perfidious: disloyal

parched: dried up

ostentatious: displaying wealth

orator: speaker

opulent: wealthy

novice: beginner

nonchalant: calm, casual

mundane: ordinary, common

longevity: long life

lobbyist: persuader of legislators

jubilation: joy, exultation

intuitive: instinctive, untaught

intrepid: fearless, adventurous

integrity: honesty, decency

inevitable: unavoidable, certain

inconsequential: trivial

incompatible: unable to work together

impute: to attribute to someone

impetuous: rash, impulsive

hypothesis: theory requiring proof

hedonist: pleasure seeker

haughty: arrogant, condescending

hackneyed: overused, cliched

frugal: thrifty

fortuitous: lucky

florid: flushed, ornate

extenuating: guilt diminishing

exemplary: outstanding

exasperation: irritation, frustration

evanescent: short-lived, as an image

ephemeral: momentary, fleeting

enhance: improve, augment

enervating: tiring, weakening

emulate: follow an example

empathy: sharing of feelings

divergent: variant, moving apart

disdain: to regard with scorn

discredit: dishonor, disgrace

diligent: hard-working

digression: straying from main point

demagogue: rabble-rousing leader

deleterious: harmful

convergence: joining of parts

congregation: crowd of people

conformist: follower of customs

conditional: provisional, contingent

condescending: patronizing

compromise: to settle differences

compassion: sympathy, mercy

collaborate: to work together

clairvoyant: able to see the future

circuitous: indirect, roundabout

censure: to criticize harshly

camaraderie: trust among friends

benevolent: friendly, helpful

asylum: sanctuary

assiduous: hard-working

arid: extremely dry

antagonist: opponent

anonymous: nameless

anecdote: short account of event

anachronistic: out-of-date

amicable: agreeable

aesthetic: pertaining to beauty

adversity: misfortune

adulation: high praise

abstinence: act of refraing from

abbreviate: shorten; abridge

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