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Insipid

dull; uninteresting; flat

Interrogate

to examine by questioning; to question

Laudable

praiseworthy; deserving, commendation

Mundane

ordinary; commonplace; earthly

Paltry

small and worthless; insignificant; cheap

Prodigious

enormous; huge in size amount; wonderful or amazing

Pugnacious

quarrelsome; belligerent; aggressive; combative

Rectify

to correct; to make or set right; to remedy

Repress

to keep down; to hold back; to restrain

Scintillating

sparkling; brilliant; witty; clever

Steadfast

firm; constant; unchanging; faithful

Placate

to calm down; to quiet the anger of; to pacify

Terse

brief; to the point; free of needless words

Unobtrusive

not noticeable; not conspicuous

Vivacious

lively; high spirited

Aggravate

to intensify; to make worse; to annoy or irritate

Anarchy

chaos; disorder resulting from a lack of laws or rules

Audacity

courage; boldness

Bane

a source of misery; a person or thing that causes woe; poison

Blight

(n) that which causes something to wither and die; (v) to cause to wither and die

Capitulate

to surrender; to give up; to yield

Corroborate

to confirm; to vouch; to attest

Deride

to ridicule; to mock; to laugh at

Disdain

to scorn; to show contempt for; (n) scorn; contempt

Exhume

to unearth; to dig up; to uncover or reveal; to unbury

Flagrant

extremely conspicuous or evident

Guile

deceit; deception; cunning

Haughty

arrogant; proud of oneself and scornful of others

Impetuous

impulsive; rash; acting suddenly; with little or no thought

Incriminate

to accuse; to blame; to charge with a crime

Insurgent

(n) rebel; (adj.) rebellious

Judicious

wise; carefully thought out; having good judgement

Listless

apathetic; having no interest in anything

Misconstrue

to misunderstand; to misinterpret

Obsolete

out-of-date; no longer in use

Periphery

boundary; outer limit; outside edge

Preclude

to prevent; to shut out in advance

Queue

(n) a line of people or things waiting for service; (v) to line up

Remorse

guilt and regret for one's action

Residual

left over; what is left after part is taken away

Servile

excessively humble; slavelike; groveling; fawning

Succinct

concise; brief and to the point

Tepid

lukewarm; lacking force or enthusiasm

Veracity

truth; honesty; accuracy

Volition

freewill; self-motivation; self-induced willingness

Affable

friendly; sociable; easy to talk to

Ambiguous

not clear; having more than one meaning

Asinine

stupid; like an ass

Bequeath

to hand down or to leave behind as in a last will

Bucolic

rural; rustic; countrified

Conciliatory

pacifying; tending to lessen anger or hostility

Conflagration

a large fire

Cumbersome

clumsy; hared to handle due to weight or size

Didactic

nstructive; intended to teach or instinct

Egress

exit; a way out

Envoy

a messenger; an agent; an ambassador

Facetious

lightly joking; witty; mildly sarcastic

Hamper

to prevent from moving or acting freely; to hold back; to restrain

Imperative

(adj.) absolutely necessary; required; (n) command; necessity

Incontrovertible

certain; beyond doubt or dispute; undeniable

Reprehensible

disgraceful; deserving of blame of blame or criticism; improper

Squander

to waste; to use extravagantly

Tenacity

extreme determination; holding firmly; persistence; stubbornness.

Abscond

to flee; to escape; to withdraw

Adjacent

next to; adjoining

Altruism

unselfishly concerned for others; charitable; generous

Banter

playful joking or teasing; (v) to engage in light, playful talk

Castigate

to criticize or scold; to punish severely

Clemency

forgiveness; mercy; leniency; mild weather

Immutable

to unchangeable; unchanging; never varying

Inception

the beginning; the start

Incredulous

unwilling to believe or accept what is claimed to be true

Indolent

lazy; idle; avoiding work

Levity

fun; gaiety of thought, speech, or behavior

Malleable

capable of being changed or reshaped

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