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Obsequious

(adj.) Overly submissive and eager to please; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

Obdurate

(adj.) stubborn, unyielding; hardhearted; intractable.
Unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding

Malleable

(adj.) easily shaped or formed; easily influenced; capable of being changed.

Malevolent

(adj.) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious

Luminous

(adj.) emitting or reflecting light, glowing; illuminating; characterized by brightness and the emission of light

Loquacious

(adj.) Extremely talkative

Insipid

(adj.) lacking flavor; dull; not at all stimulating; lacking interest.

Infelicitous

(adj.) unfortunate; inappropriate;

Pithy

(adj.) precise and brief

Specious

(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit; plausible but false.
Seeming to be truthful on the surface, but actually false

Solvent

(adj.) able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance

Tirade

(n.) a long, angry speech, usually very critical; a long and extremely critical speech; a harsh denunciation

Tenuous

(adj.) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported.
Having little substance or strength; flimsy; weak

Tenacity

(n.) persistent determination.
Firmness in holding fast; persistence

Surfeit

(v.) to feed or supply with anything to excess

Superfluous

(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess; beyond what is required; extra

Succinct

(adj.) brief, concise

Subpoena

(n.) a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding

Spurious

(adj.) not genuine, not true, not valid.
Lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit

Adulterate

(v.) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value; make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances

Amalgamate

(v.) To combine several elements into a whole

Profuse

(adj.) very abundant; given or flowing freely.
Spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess

Prodigal

(adj.) wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant; recklessly wasteful; profuse

Recalcitrant

(adj.) marked by stubborn resistance to and defiant of authority or guidance; obstinately defiant of authority; difficult to manage

Rancourous

(adj.) bitter, deep-seated ill will, hostility; characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment

Pervasive

(adj.) having the tendency to permeate or spread throughout

Penury

(n.) a state of extreme poverty or destitution

Mitigate

(v.) to cause to become less harsh or hostile; to make less severe; to moderate

Rhetoric

(n.) study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking).
The art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persuasive manner

Salubrious

(adj.) promoting health or well-being

Querulous

(adj.) prone to complaining or grumbling; irritable; whining

Impunity

(n.) freedom from punishment

Inchoate

(adj.) in an initial stage; not fully formed.
Just beginning; not fully shaped or formed; rudimentary

Zealous

(adj.) eager, earnest, devoted; enthusiastically devoted to something/ a cause

Hedonism

(n.) an ethical system that evaluates the pursuit of pleasure as the highest good.
Pursuit of pleasure, especially of the senses

Hegemony

(n.) the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others; leadership; supremacy

Iconoclast

(n.) one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions.

Pine

(v.) to lose vigor (as through grief); to yearn

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