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stoic

indifferent, no emotions

strident

unpleasantly loud and harsh

omniscient

infinitely wise

vociferous

loud noisy

amorphus

shapeless

enervate

to reduce in strength

reticent

inclined to keep silent

ebullient

overflowing with enthusiasm

vacillation

wavering, going back and forth

debunk

to prove false

torpid

inactive, sluggish, dull

usurp

to seize and hold a position by force

soporific

sleep inducing

incorrigible

unable to correct

surfeit

excess

hoard

save for latter use

superficial

lacking in depth

precarious

dangerous

conflagration

a very intense and uncontrolled fire

penchant

a strong inclination

urbane

sophisticated

provincial

unsophisticated

tacit

unspoken

ubiquitous

being everywhere at once

ingenuity

cleverness

recluse

one who lives in solitude

prodigal

very generous

adage

wise saying

insipid

not stimulating

cogent

powerfully persuasive

didactic

instructive

garrulous

very talkative

poignant

profoundly moving

paucity

an insufficient amount

effusive

excessive emotion

indolent

lazy

farce

an absurdly ridiculous situation

listless

lacking energy

frenetic

wildly excited or active

opulent

displaying great wealth

idyllic

simple and carefree

aberration

a deviation from what is normal

heinous

hatefully evil

trite

overused

facile

easy

wry

dryly humorous

superflous

extra

mitigate

to make easier

adamant

stubborn

benevolent

kindly, charitable

ruse

a crafty trick

intrepid

fearless

pragmatic

practical

mundane

commonplace

archaic

ancient; oldfashioned

unfettered

unrestrained

capacious

able to hold much

obdurate

stubborn

permeate

pass through

staid

unemotional; serious

itinerant

traveling from place to place

ephemeral

short-lived

indigenous

native to an area

sedentary

Inactive

lament

regret strongly

epiphany

sudden realization

malice

desire to harm others

impede

to slow the progress of

immutable

unchangeable

spurious

not genuine

decorous

proper

emulate

strive to equal by imitating

quandary

A state of uncertainty

assiduous

hard-working

amenable

agreeable

portend

foretell

mercurial

changeable in mood

wane

decreasing

coup

a sudden and brilliant overthrow of a government

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