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Abbreviate
shorten, abridge
Abstinence
act of refraining from
Adulation
high praise
Aversity
misfortune
Aesthetic
pretaining to beauty
Amicable
agreeable
Anachronistic
out-of-date
Ancedote
short account of event
Anonymous
nameless
Antagonist
opponent
Arid
extremly dry
Assiduous
hard-working
Asylum
sanctuary
Benevolent
friendly, helpful
Censure
to criticize harshly
Circuitous
indirect, roundabout
Clairvoyant
able to see the future
Collaborate
to work together
Compassion
sympathy, mercy
Compromise
to settle differences
Condescending
patronizing
Conditional
provisional, contingent
Conformist
follower of customs
Congregation
crowd of people
Convergence
joining of parts
Deleterious
harmful
Demagogue
rabble-rousing leader
digression
straying from main point
Diligent
hard-working
Discredit
dishonor, disgrace
Disdain
to regard with scorn
Divergent
variant, moving apart
Empathy
sharing of feelings
Emulate
follow an example
Enervating
tiring, weakening
Enhance
improve, augment
Ephemeral
momentary, fleeting
Evanescent
short-lived, as an image
Exasperation
irritation, frustration
Exemplary
outstanding
Extenuating
guilt diminishing
Florid
flushed, ornate
Fortuious
lucky
Frugal
thrifty
Hackneyed
overused, cliched
Haughty
arrogant, condescending
Hedonist
pleasure seeker
Hypothesis
theory requiring proof
Impetuous
rash, impulsive
Impute
to attribute to someone
Incompatible
unable to work together
inconsequential
trivial

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