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ample

affording an abundant supply

aristocracy

the most powerful members of a society

circumspect

heedful of potential consequences

cliche

a trite or obvious remark

condone

excuse, overlook, or make allowances for

consolidation

the act of combining into an integral whole

convention

(diplomacy) an international agreement

curtail

place restrictions on

cynical

believing the worst of human nature and motives

dawdle

hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.

demean

reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

denounce

speak out against

detached

used of buildings

didactic

instructive (especially excessively)

discernible

perceptible by the senses or intellect

disinterested

unaffected by self-interest

disparage

express a negative opinion of

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

dispel

force to go away

divulge

make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

doctrine

a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

eclipse

one celestial body obscures another

enigma

something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained

enumerate

specify individually

erratic

liable to sudden unpredictable change

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