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acerbic
having a sour taste
amenable
agreeable
glib
marked by informality, superficial
inimical
damaging
intractable
not easily managed
intrepid
steadfast and courageous
laconic
using few words
profligate
excessively wasteful
recondite
hidden, difficult to understand
refulgent
radiant
sedulous
diligent
tacit
implied
variegated
multicolored
vituperate
to use harsh language
august
majestic
brook
to tolerate
chauvinist
a blindly devoted patriot
consequential
pompous
fell
inhumanly cruel
grouse
to complain
guy
a rope used to brace or guide
meet
fitting, proper
nice
extremely precise
obtain
to be established
occult
hidden, beyond comprehension
sap
fool (noun)
table
to remove from consideration
tender
to offer
abjure
to renounce
adumbrate
to vaguely foreshadow
anodyne
soothing
asperity
severity
asseverate
to assert
assiduous
diligent
bellicose
warlike
calumniate
to slander
captious
disposed to point out trivial faults
cavil
to find fault without reason
celerity
speed
contumacious
rebellious
denouement
a solution
descry
to discern
desuetude
disuse
desultory
random
diffident
shy
encomium
glowing with praise
eschew
to shun
excoriate
to criticize harshly
execrate
curse
exegesis
critical examination
expiate
to atone for s.t.
extirpate
to destroy, cut out
fatuous
silly
fractious
unruly
gainsay
to oppose
ineluctable
certain
insouciant
carefree
jejune
vapid, immature
lubricious
lewd, greasy
mendicant
beggar
meretricious
cheap, showy
obstreperous
noisily stubborn
palliate
to gloss over
panegyric
formal praise
pellucid
transparent, easy to understand
peroration
end of a speech
plangent
pounding (adj)
prolix
long-winded
propitiate
to appease
puerile
childish
puissance
power
pusillanimous
cowardly
remonstrate
to object
sagacious
wise
salacious
lustful
salutary
wholesome, causing improvement
sententious
moralizing
stygian
gloomy
tendentious
biased
tyro
novice
vitiate
to corrupt
voluble
fluent

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