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coincidental

accidental or chance; totally unplanned (adj)

facetious

teasing; not to be taken seriously (adj)

colleague

coworker (n)

copious

abundant, many or plentiful (adj)

compatible

well-matched; similar in temperament (adj)

composure

one's togetherness or dignity; poise (n)

correlate

to associate; to compare; to link (v)

feasible

practicable or reasonable (adj)

gregarious

outgoing or sociable (adj)

impugn

to accuse; to challenge as false (v)

civil

polite; socially acceptable (adj)

clarify

to explain or make clear (v)

cloying

excessively sweet (adj)

coagulant

solidifier (something that causes a liquid to become solid) (n)

debacle

disaster (n)

cohere

to join together (v)

emphatic

definite or very striking (adj)

euphemism

a word or phrase less expressive than the actual term (used to soften the impact of its meaning) (n)

enigmatic

mysterious;' unfathomable; like a puzzle (adj)

embellishment

exaggeration; decoration (n)

enmity

hostility or antagonism (n)

extricable

able to get out of; able to separate (adj)

inadvertent

unintentional; chance (adj)

inchoate

unclear or unformed; embryonic; tentative (adj)

mitigate

to ease; to moderate; to alleviate (v)

juxtaposition

being side-by-side or close together (n)

judicial

having to do with the court system; official (adj)

lame

weak or disabled (adj)

orator

speaker, lecturer or presenter (n)

quandary

predicament or dilemma (n)

penurious

stingy; impoverished or very poor (adj)

originality

innovation or uniqueness (n)

ornate

elaborate or showy (adj)

orthodox

mainstream, traditional or conventional (adj)

pariah

exile or outsider; shunned person (n)

periphery

margin or edge; perimeter (n)

raucous

loud; hoarse or rough-sounding (adj)

partisan

follower or supporter (n)

pallid

pale or white; colorless (adj)

radicalism

state of being extreme; prejudice (n)

paradox

discrepancy or irony (n)

rectify

to correct or set right (v)

querulous

complaining; inclined to find fault (adj)

remuneration

payment, salary or compensation (n)

quell

to crush; to put an end to (v)

pivotal

essential, key or crucial (adj)

reconcile

to put right or settle; to reunite (v)

perspective

point of view or outlook (n)

dissonance

discord or disagreement; conflict (n)

derelict

- neglected or abandoned (adj) - person with no job or home (n)

elite

best; privileged (adj)

emollient

softening; soothing (adj)

elicit

to draw out or extract (v)

edify

to enlighten, inform or educate (v)

egalitarian

democratic; free; without societal classes (adj)

elegy

funeral speech, poem or composition (n)

illusory

deceptive or misleading (adj)

ecstatic

overjoyed or thrilled (adj)

dysfunctional

unable to perform properly or showing impairment (adj)

dogmatic

accepted without proof; rigid or inflexible (adj)

eclectic

diverse; assorted (adj)

eccentric

unusual; deviating from the norm (adj)

flout

to ignore; to defy (v)

divulge

to disclose or make known (v)

deviance

behavior that is not the norm (n)

eminent

well-known or renowned (adj)

diversity

variety or assortment (n)

dubious

doubtful or uncertain (adj)

satire

literary work that uses sarcasm to expose or attack a subject (n)

scrutinize

to inspect or examine closely; to analyze (v)

secrecy

confidentiality; privacy; silence (n)

skeptical

disbelieving; doubtful; unconvinced (adj)

unutterable

inexpressible or indescribable (adj)

simile

figure of speech that implies comparison (using like or as) (n)

solidify

to set; to firm up; to make a liquid into a solid (v)

sonnet

poem, usually 14 lines in length (n)

tremulous

unsteady; trembling or quivering (adj)

stipulated

required or ordered (adj)

synonymous

identical or the same; equal (adj)

spontaneous

unplanned or spur-of-the-moment (adj)

treachery

betrayal; disloyalty; deceit (n)

temperament

character or personality (n)

tenuous

weak or flimsy; not substantial (adj)

abdicate

to relinquish or surrender (v)

abridge

to shorten (v)

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