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Spurious

Fake; counterfeit

Guile

Trickery; deceit

Beguile

To deceive with charm

Stratagem

A deceitful scheme

Surreptitious

Deceptive; sneaky

Clandestine

Secret; hidden

Stealth

Sneakiness; ability to avoid detection

Duplicity

Deceit; hypocritical deception

Specious

False, but plausible

Furtive

Secretive; sneaky

Pseudonym

Pen name

Fallacious

Deceptive; false

Rapacious

Greedy; ravenous

Transient

Fleeting; short-lived

Ephemeral

Short-lived

Sporadic

Irregular or unpredictable; infrequent

Capricious

Whimsical; impulsive

Evanescent

Likely to vanish

Extemporaneous

Done with little or no practice

Anachronism

Something out of place in time

Transitory

Lasting for a short time

Expedite

To speed up

Influx

A flowing in

Superfluous

Beyond what is necessary or sufficient

Contemporaneous

Existing or occurring at about the same time

Interminable

Never ending

Protracted

Prolonged; extended in time

Censure

Official condemnation; harsh criticism

Calumny

Slander; false accusation

Diatribe

Malicious criticism or abuse

Caustic

Corrosive; sarcastic

Repudiate

To cast off publicly

Derogatory

Disparaging; belittling

Admonish

To reprimand mildly

Disparage

To belittle; to demean

Impugn

To attack as untrue; to refute by argument

Malediction

A curse

Denigrate

To attack the character of; to disparage

Harangue

A long, critical, and pompous speech

Pejorative

Tending to make worse

Slander

False comments that injure another's reputation

Sanctimonious

Falsely pious or self-righteous

Sacrosanct

Profoundly sacred

Sanctuary

A place of refuge; a sacred place

Sacrilegious

Grossly irreverent; disrespectful or something sacred

Revere

To regard with honor and devotion

Pious

Showing religious reverence

Deference

Respect for the wishes of others

Sacrament

A formal religious act or oath

Venerable

Worthy of respect

Venerate

To regard with reverence or respect

Consecrate

To declare to be holy

Talisman

An object with magical powers

Lionize

To treat as a celebrity

Formidable

Awesome; hard to overcome; dreadful

Potent

Strong and effective

Bulwark

A strong defense

Indomitable

Unable to be conquered

Redoubtable

Arousing fear; formidable; awesome

Robust

Full of vigor

Impervious

Incapable of being penetrated or affected

Efficacious

Capable of producing a desired effect

Stalwart

Physically or morally strong person; strong supporter

Impotent

Lacking strength or power

Predominant

Most important

Impregnable

Unable to be entered by force

Brawn

Muscular strength

Bastion

Stronghold, fortress

Coalesce

To blend or fuse together

Anthology

A collection of works

Convoke

To call together

Synchronize

To arrange events to occur simultaneously

Synthesis

A fusion; a bringing together

Eclectic

made up of parts from many different sources

Yoke

To join different things

Amalgam

A combination of different substances into one mass

Amass

To gather; to pile up

Invoke

To call on for help or inspiration

Compatible

Capable of living together harmoniously

Contemporary

Living or occurring during the same time period

Predilection

Disposition in favor of something

Ruthless

Cruel; merciless

Contempt

Scorn; disrespect

Callous

Hardened; insensitive

Sadistic

Taking pleasure in the pain of others

Supercilious

Full of haughty arrogance

Idiosyncrasy

A peculiar trait or habit

Anomaly

Unusual event

Incongruous

Inappropriate; not in keeping with a pattern

Fetter

To tie up; to chain

Notorious

Famous for bad things

Decry

To speak out against

Vilify

To slander; to defame

Heinous

Cruel and unusual

Revile

To denounce abusively

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