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skillful; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

adept

unclear; open to two or more interpretations

ambiguous

amaze; affect with wonder

astound

support; support and strengthen

bolster

worldwide; a sophisticated person who has traveled in many countries

cosmopolitan

spread out; move outward

diffuse

articulate; expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

eloquent

wrong; containing or characterized by error

erroneous

thrive; grow vigorously

flourish

various; consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature

heterogeneous

simulation; something copied or derived from an original

imitation

apathy; unbiased impartial unconcern

indifference

treat; give free reign to

indulge

poor; of or characteristic of low rank or importance

inferior

abundant; expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

lavish

release; give equal rights to; of women and minorities

liberate

clear; (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

lucid

rebel; someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

maverick

comfort; remedy that alleviates pain without curing

palliative

calm; (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy ways

placid

practical; concerned with practical matters

pragmatic

prevent; keep from happening or arising; make impossible

preclude

change the arrangement of; put into a new order or arrangement

rearrange

cancellation; a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

retraction

applying to the past; affecting things past

retroactive

save; save from ruin, destruction, or harm

salvage

suppose; to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

speculate

persistent; good at remembering

tenacious

belief; a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

tenet

rough; not even or uniform as in shape or texture

uneven

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