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definitive

fully developed; serving as a final solution

repudiate

to reject, to disown

extenuate

to mitigate by making partial excuses

innocuous

harmless

demure

reserved, modest

foppish

foolish, silly

perfidy

disloyalty, treachery

inveterate

firmly established, habitual

slavish

servile, characteristic of a slave

invocation

prayer for blessing, help, etc.

squelch

suppress or silence completely

explicate

to explain fully

obfuscate

to obscure, confuse

indubitable

that cannot be doubted

draconian

evil, creating harsh laws

ingenuous

honest

belabor

spend too much time on

disenfranchised

deprived of right to vote

populist

one who claims to represent the common people

intemperate

extreme

temperate

modest

idiosyncratic

strange, unusual

pedantry

application of knowledge

pedant

intelligent, wise person

irreproachable

impeccable, above criticism

tyrannical

despotic, exploitative

precarious

dangerous

prolific

creative

onerous

extremely difficult

prurient

something that creates desire

recondite

hidden

impugn

criticize

contrite

regretful

substantiate

to back up with facts and figures; to highlight

cavalier

horse-mounted soldier, gallant

requisition

formal demand

conciliator

mediator

torpor

state of inactivity

reprised

countered

ruse

trick

encapsulate

to encase, to express in brief

extrapolate

to estimate using available info

broach

approach

flout

openly disobey

certitude

certainty

lackadaisical

laid back, lazy

tepid

lukewarm

decorum

set of rules

encyclopedic

detailed, knowledgeable

complicity

involvement

cumbersome

dull, boring

dichotomy

division into 2 controversial parts

prosaic

dull, boring

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