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acclaim

enthusiastic approval or welcome

belie

to show to be false, to disprove

candid

frank, open, honest in speech

debunk

to expose as false

ebullient

overflowing with excitement

reciprocity

making a mutual exchange

torpor

sluggish inactivity or indifference

intrepid

resolutely fearless

exacerbate

to increase in severity

embellish

to beautify or enhance

stark

harsh, grim, or desolate

renounce

to give up voluntarily

nomad

member of a tribe that has no permanent home

pragmatic

practical

conformist

a person who follows a group without questioning

volatile

fleetingly threatening to break out, unpredictable

epitome

the embodiment or personification of a feature, the ultimate example

impose

to intrude or thrust upon others, to establish as a requirement

prosperity

a successful condition, often referring to wealth

mandate

to require or a statement issued to require

enterprise

an important or difficult project

futile

incapable of producing results

commend

to present as worthy of notice or praise

pliant

bending readily

cryptic

mysterious or ambiguous in nature

adroit

expert, skilled, or nimble

astute

having practical intelligence

procrastinate

to defer action

exploit

to use selfishly or for profit

redolent

having a pleasant odor

complacent

pleased with oneself

devoid

not possessing; lacking; to be without

discredit

to injure the credit or reputation of

exonerate

to clear from guilt or blame

waver

to sway, shake or tremble

understated

restrained in design or presentation

regenerate

to bring into existence again

mock

to attack or treat with ridicule

pedantic

having a narrow focus on small details of a subject

iconoclastic

pertaining to image breaking, or an attack on beliefs

fervent

having or showing intensity of spirit

demeanor

conduct or behavior

disseminate

to scatter or spread widely

burgeon

to grow or develop quickly

affable

easy to approach or talk to

captivate

to attract or hold the interest of

vindication

something that clears one from suspicion or accusation

revival

restoration to life or health

obfuscate

to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy

pompous

characterized by display of importance

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