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aberration

deviating from the right or true path or usual course of action

abstinence

giving up of certain pleasure

abstract

theoretical; not concrete; hard to understand

acclaim

loud applause; approval

acquiesce

accept the conclusions of others; to give consent by keeping silent

admonish

to advise against something; to warn; to scold gently

advocate

to be in favor of; to support

aesthetic

showing an appreciation of beauty in nature or art

affinity

natural attraction for a person or thing

aggrandizement

an increase in rank or wealth

brevity

briefness or conciseness in speech or writing

reticent

not talking much; reserved

circumlocution

speaking in circles; roundabout speech

verbose

using too many words; wordy; long winded

complacent

self satisfied; smug

insolent

boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior

pretentious

claiming or pretending increased importance

Cliché

an idea or saying that was once original but has become stale through overuse

mundane

commonplace; ordinary; humdrum

allay

to lessen fear; to calm; to relieve pain

mitigate

to make or become less severe; to lessen pain or damage

congenial

compatible; having kindred needs or tastes; sympathetic

jocular

liking to be around with them, have fun

animosity

hatred; ill will

pugnacious

eager to fight; belligerent

magnanimous

generous in overlooking insult by rising by others; rising above pettiness

thrifty

showing care with how money or resources are spent or used; miserly

quandary

a dilema a confusing or puzzlilng situation

debacle

a failure or breakdown; a collapse that is often nonsensical

malicious

intending to hurt to harm another; spiteful

alientate

to estrange; to make unfriendly

belittle

to make someone or something seem less important

cajole

to persuade by pleasent words or false promises

callous

unfeeling; insenstive

dearth

scarcity; lack; shortage

eclectic

constisting of selections from various sources

esoteric

known only to a chosen few

facilitate

to make easy

fallacy

false idea; mistaken belief

garbled

confused

gratuitous

freely given; unecessary; uncalled for

haphazard

not planned; random

impugn

to oppose or attack someone or something as false or refutable

judicious

wise; careful

lampoon

satrical writing usually attacking or ridiculing someone

marred

injured; spoiled damaged in some way

obliterate

to destroy

pariah

an outcast

quixotic

idealistic and utterly impractical

rancor

deep spite or malice; strong hate or bitter feeling

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