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Voluble

talkative SYN: long-winded, glib, garrulous, loquacious ANT: reticent, terse, laconic, taciturn

Commiserate

to sympathize SYN: condole

Dilemma

a predicament SYN: quandary, quagmire

Transitory

passing, temporary, fleeting SYN: transient, ephemeral, evanescent

Philanthropic

charitable, benevolent

Lethargy

lack of energy, sluggishness SYN: apathy, stupor, torpor

Exonerate

to free from blame SYN: acquit, absolve

Pugnacious

given to fight; combative; quarrelsome SYN: contentious, belligerent, bellicose ANT: peaceable, clement

Contrition

remorse, penitence, repentance

Abrogate

to abolish by legal action SYN: cancel, revoke, repeal, annul, nullify, rescind

Officious

nosy, intrusive, prying

Intractable

hard to manage or control; stubborn; unruly ANT: obedient, compliant, malleable, docile, tractable

Altruism

selflessness ANT: egoism, self-centeredness

Accolade

an award; sign of respect or esteem; expression of praise

Vernacular

common, everyday, informal language of ordinary people

Judicious

wise and careful, showing sound judgement SYN: sensible, prudent ANT: thoughtless, foolhardy, impetuous

Chrysalis

the pupa of a butterfly; a sheltered, undeveloped state of being

Genteel

refined, well-bred, sophisticated

Jovial

merry, jolly

Subterfuge

a deception, trick SYN: stratagem, ruse

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