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Numberless

too numerous to be counted

Immeasurable

beyond calculation or measure

Singular

Unique; extraordinary

Duplicity

contradictory doubleness of thought, speech or action, especially the belying of one's true intentions by deceptive words or actions

Apocryphal

Fictitious; of doubtful authenticity

Immutable

Unchanging

Marred

Made imperfect; spoiled; disfigured

Abject

Of a situation - extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading; miserable, mean, vile, wretched

Futile

Serving no worthwhile purpose; frivolous

Inestimable

Too great or valuable to be properly measured

Implausible

Not Trustworthy or believable

Nebulous

Indistinct, vague

Myriad

An indefinitely large number

Fracas

Noisy dispute or quarrel

Imbibe

To drink

Infinitesimal

Too small to be measured

Incongruous

Lacking harmony or agreement; incompatible

Ensconce

To place comfortably, snuggly, or securely

Invaluable

Priceless; valuable beyond estimation

Melee

A confused struggle, esp, hand-to-hand fight among several people

Underscore

To emphasize

Downplay

Deemphasize

Reclamation

Restoration to use; recovery

Insuperable

Incapable of being surmounted or overcome

Eclectic

Composed of elements drawn from from various sources

Ambiguous

Inexplicable; Capable of being understood in two or more possible senses

Undermine

To weaken or ruin by degrees; to subvert or weaken insidiously

Ambivalent

Continual fluctuation; uncertainty as to which course to follow

Belie

To contradict; show the falsity of

Deleterious

Having an often obscure or unexpected harmful effect

Pernicious

Highly injurious, destructive; deadly often used with deleterious

Dichotomy

A division or process of dividing into two especially mutually exclusive or contradictory groups

Reticent

Inclined to be uncommunicative in speech; reserved

Skeptical

An attitude of doubt, disposition to incredulity; the synonym is: uncertainty

Cynical

Contemptuously distrustful of human nature or motives; belief that others at motivated by self interest

Facetious

Jocular, witty

Curtail

Shorten

Conflate

Merge/fuse

Verisimilitude

Something resembling the truth

Vapid

Lacking liveliness, tang, briskness or force; flat; insipid

Languor

Weakness or weariness of body or mind; listless indolence (laziness)

Diaphanous

Sheer; characterized by such fineness of texture as to permit seeing through; insubstantial

Euphemism

The substitution of a word or expression for one that may be offensive

Vitriolic

Virulence (ability to infect) of feeling or of speech; caustic (ability to burn) like oil of vitriol

Perfidy

Treachery

Inchoate

Being only partially in existence or operation

Vitiate

To make faulty, defective; to debase; to make ineffective

Ignominious

Marked by disgrace or shame; dishonorable; degrading

Vituperative

Uttering or given to censure (act of blaming or harsh criticism); containing verbal abuse

Rumination

Going over in the mind repeatedly; engaging in contemplation; pondering

Perspicacious

Very smart, perceptive, discerning; shrewd

Protean

Variable; readily

Promulgation

An announcement

Veracity; verity

Truthfulness, truth

Punctilious

Marked by or concerned with exact, precise accordance with conventions and behavior; careful

Superficial

Near the surface

Primordial

First created or developed: primeval; primitive

Machination

A scheming or crafty action; plotting or contriving

Eschew

To avoid habitually; shun

Vicissitude

Changes, the ups and downs as in life

Usurp

To seize and hold (as in place or power) in possession by force or wrongfully

Approbation

Approval

Vagary

An erratic, unpredictable action or notion; caprice

Raconteur

A storyteller

Anachronism

An error in chronology; a person or thing in the wrong time pace

Sacrosanct

Sacred

Obfuscate

To darken, make obscure; to confuse (as in a speech that is designed to make something confusing)

Plethora

Excess, superfluity

Abstruse

Difficult to comprehend

Esoteric

Of or relating to knowledge restricted to a small group; private

Byzantine

Labyrinthine (maze-like)

Desultory

Marked by lack of definite plan or purpose; random

Perfunctory

Mechanical; lacking in interest or enthusiasm; apathetic

Cursory

Rapidly and often superficially performed

Aspersion

Act of defamation (of character), malign, false accusation of an offense

Invective

An abusive expression or speech; insulting or abusive language; denunciatory

Remonstrate

To say or plead in protest, reproof or opposition

Inscrutable

Not readily investigated or interpreted; mysterious

Prolific

Producing a lot; fertile

Soporific

Causing sleep

Presumptuous

Overstepping due bounds; taking liberties

Sanctimonious

Hypocritically devout; affecting (acting) piety

Ethereal

Celestial, heavenly; lacking material substance marked by unusual delicacy or refinement

Equivocal

Uncertain; undecided

Sedulous

Diligent, hard working, assiduous

Irascible

Marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger

Disciminating

Making a distinction: distinguishing; discerning

Dogmatic

Something held as an established opinion, esp. a definite authoritative tenet

Imperious

Marked by arrogant assurance; commanding, domineering

Surreptitious

Done, made, or acquired by stealth; clandestine

Ostentatious

Showy; marked by conspicuous display

Obsequious

Subservient; exhibiting a servile attentiveness or complaisance

Complaisance

Disposition to please or comply; affability

Fecund

Fertile; fruitful in offspring or vegetation

Supercilious

Haughtily disdainful or contemptuous

Iconoclast

One who attacks tradition or orthodoxy

Demagogue

A leader who uses popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

Hedonist

One who loves pleasure

Recluse

A person who leads a secluded or solitary life

Maverick

A nonconformist; an independent individual

Benefactor

One who makes a gift or bequest

Charlatan

One who pretends to be an expert; a phony

Arbiter

A judge; a person with power to decide a dispute

Sycophant

A flatterer

Miser

A mean, grasping person, especially one who lives miserably to hoard his wealth

Philanthropist

One who works to promote human welfare; one who gives money for humanitarian purposes

Malefactor

One who breaks the law, a felon; one who does ill against another

Expatriate

One who lives in a foreign country

Ascetic

One who practices strict self-denial

Glutton

One who eats excessively

Altruist

A selfless person

Paragon

A model of excellence or virtue

Opportunist

One who takes advantage of opportunities, esp. with little regard for principles or consequences

Virtuoso

One who excels in the technique of an art, esp. a highly skilled musical performer; one skilled in the fine arts

Impostor

One who assumes identity or title not his own for the purpose of deception

Polemicist

One who aggressively attacks or refutes the opinions or principles of another

Pragmatist

One who is practical

Pundit

An authority, critic; one who gives opinions in an authoritative manner

Prevaricator

One who lies; one who deviates from the truth

Sage

A wise man

Toady

One who flatters; a sycophant

Zealot

A fanatical person; one who has fervor

Emissary

One sent on a mission as an agent of another

Adversary

An opponent

Ally

One that is associated with another as a helper; a sovereign or state associated with another by treaty or league

Muse

A source of inspiration

Protagonist

One who takes the leading part in a drama, novel, or story

Itinerant

A person who moves from place to place; a nomad

Nemesis

One that inflicts retribution or vengeance; a formidable and usually victorious rival or opponent

Dissenter

One that withholds assent (agreement); religious nonconformist

Censor

One who supervises conduct and morals, as an official who examines publications, films, tv shows for objectionable matter

Prodigy

A highly talented child; an extraordinary accomplishment, deed, or event

Misanthrope

One who hates or distrusts mankind

Pedant

One who parades his learning; one who is unimaginative or unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge

Orator

One distinguished for his/her skill and power as a public speaker

Firebrand

One who creates unrest or strife; agitator

Curator

One who has the care and superintendence of something, such as a museum

Dilettante

A lover of the arts; one with superficial interest in an art of branch of knowledge

Dignitary

One who possesses exalted rank or holds a position of dignity or honor

Potentate

One who wields controlling power

Aesthete

One who loves beauty, esp. in art

Luminary

A person brilliantly outstanding in some respect

Curmudgeon

A crusty, ill-tempered and usually old man

Pariah

An outcast

Penitent

One who repents or shows remorse or contrition

Stoic

One apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain

Sybarite

Lover of luxury

Cerebral

Intellectual

Visceral

Connotes emotions, pertaining to internal organs (guts)

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