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adroit

quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

contrive

come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort

culmination

a final climactic stage

discordant

(adj.) Disagreeable in sound, jarring; Lacking in harmony, conflicting

genteel

marked by refinement in taste and manners

farcical

broadly or extravagantly humorous

idyllic

pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity

implicit

implied or understood though unexpressed; without doubts or reservations,

insoluble

impossible to solve or fix; unable to be dissolved

juxtapose

place side by side

luster

the visual property of something that shines with reflected light

nadir

the lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair.

nascent

coming into being; in early developmental stages

obeisance

a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deference, homage

odious

deserving or causing hatred; detestable; hateful

paradigm

model; example that serves as a model; pattern

pejorative

having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect

pernicious

causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful:

platitude

a trite or obvious remark

poignant

affecting or moving the emotions: a poignant scene.

psyche

the human soul, spirit, or mind.

rogue

1. a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel.
2. a playfully mischievous person; scamp:

seminal

highly original and influencing the development of future events (a seminal work of criticism)

transgress

pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

vagabond

a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

whimsical

(adj.) given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious; playful; unpredictable

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