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alacrity
eagerness; enthusiam; quickness
vector
carrier (of disease for example)
wistful
full of sadness & longing
verborse
wordy
euphemism
polite phrase to cover somethinq unpleasant
hackneyed
stale and over used
impetuous
impulsive
erudition
great knowledge
enigma
puzzle
erroneus
wrong
facetious
cheeky; not to be taken seriously
factions
groups with a common interest
fostered
encouraged
implacable
cannot be appeased; relentless
irascible
easily angered
cantankerous
bad tempered
mollified
calmed or pacified
stringent
strict
decorous
good and correct
indecorous
lacking in dignity; not well behaved
aspersion
negative feeling
bombastic
exaggerated
credence
belief
capricious or whimsical
changeable; fickle
ostentatious
showy
obtrusive
easily seen
apathy
lacking energy or interest
callous
cruel and unfeeling
decimation
destructive
dissent
disagreement
plausible
believable
mercurial
rapidly changing
skeptical
doubtful
dubious
doubt
underscore
emphasize
unequivocal
clear; cannot be misunderstood
levity
joking about serious matters
tranquil
peaceful
allay
to lessen
byline
the line who tells you wroted the article
exacerbate
make worse
ignominious
shameful
pragmatic
practical
ruse
trick; stratagem
transgress
go astray; disobey; commit a sin
alleviate
made less severe
cacophony
discordant loud noises
denounce
condemn; speak out against
lithe
flexible; supple
omniscient
all-knowing
pragmatist
practical person; one who is concerned with usefulness
transient
short-lived; ephemeral
saccharin
falsely sweet
aloof
distant; detached; cold
cajole
coax
deplete
use up; lessen
exceptionable
very bad (something which we should object to)
livid
very angry
onerous
burdensome; hard to undertake
preamble
introductory
sacrosanct
very holy; inviolable
traverse
to move across
altruism
putting others 1st; being self-sacrificing
deplore
regret
exculpate
free someone from blame; pardon
iilusory
deceptive; false; misleading
onus
burden
precarious
unstable; risky
sagacious
wise
trepidation
fear
buttress
strengthen; support
delineation
demarcation; explanation; definition
libertarian
someone who opposes tyranny
ruminate
think over something; ponder
demur
hesitate; refuse
liniment
soothing lotion
exasperate
frustrated; annoyed
amass
accumalate
callow
immature
depravity
moral corruption
execrable
very, very bad
immoderate
excessive; extreme
opaque
does not let light through
precedent
a previous occurence used as a guide

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