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phlegmatic (adj.)

calm, hard to rouse to action

corroborate (v.t.)

confirm/support

comprehensive (adj.)

thorough/large in scope and content as to include much

zealous (adj.)

enthusiastic

coerce (v.t.)

force

elapse (v.t.)

slip by

meticulous (adj.)

careful

domicile (n.)

home/residence

lax (adj.)

careless/negligent

sporadic (adj.)

occasional/not marked by regularity

rash (adj.)

too hasty/reckless

conjecture (n.)

guess/inference or judgment based on incomplete evidence

obviate (v.t.)

do away with/eliminate

lurid (adj.)

sensational/causing shock or horror

quip (v.i.)

joke/say something witty and clever, mostly impromptu

diatribe (n.)

bitter criticism/bitter, abusive denunciation

inhibition (n.)

restraint

fortuitous (adj.)

accidental/coincidental

incoherent (adj.)

disjointed

ilk (n.)

kind/sort/category

prestigious (adj.)

illustrious/esteemed/having prestige

placard (n.)

poster/sign or notice for display in a public place

integral (adj.)

essential/constituent/possessing everything essential

remuneration (n.)

reward/pay

nominal (adj.)

slight/existing in name only

expunge (v.t.)

erase/wipe out

flamboyant (adj.)

showy/colorful

anathema (n.)

something greatly detested/one or something that is cursed or damned

schism (n.)

split

utopia (n.)

place of perfection/impractical idealistic scheme for reform

fair weather friends

unreliable friends who fail one in time of distress

to sow one's wild oats

to lead a wile, carefree life

windfall

unexpected financial gain

to wear one's heart on one's sleeve

to make one's feelings evident

to wash dirty linen in public

discuss private affairs openly

to save face

to avoid disgrace

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