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candid

completely honest, straightforward

conjecture

inference; guesswork

didactic

instructive

effusive

showing excessive emotion; overflowing

extrapolate

to infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information

lucid

easily understood; clear

rhetoric

the art of using language effectively and persuasively

acumen

quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgement or insight

adroit

dexterous, deft

ascertain

to find out, as through investigation or experimentation

circumspect

careful; prudent; discreet

disseminate

to scatter widely, as in sowing seed

erudition

deep, extensive learning

pedantic

excessively concerned with book learning and formal rules

perspicacious

shrewd; clear-sighted

pragmatic

practical

prospectus

formal proposal

abstruse

difficult to understand

callous

emotionally hardened; unfeeling

disaffected

having lost faith or loyalty; discontent

inscrutable

difficult to fathom or understand; impenetrable

reticent

inclined to keep silent; reserved

staid

unemotional; serious

arcane

known or understood only by a few

assimilate

to absorb or become abosrbed; to make or become similar

autonomy

independence; self-determination

cosmopolitan

worldly; widely sophisticated

esoteric

intended for or understood by only a small group

insular

isolated; narrow or provincial

potentate

one who has the power and the position to rule over others; monarch

castigate

to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize

censure

to issue official blame

vituperative

marked by harshly abusive condemnation

contiguous

to share an edge or boundary; touching

conciliatory

appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile

exonerate

to free from blame

incontrovertible

indisputable; not open to question

indict

to officially charge with wrongdoing or a crime

litigious

prone to engage in lawsuits

parity

equality, as in amount, status or value

rectitude

moral uprightness; righteousness

remiss

lax in attending to duty; negligent

repudiate

to reject the validity or authority of

sanctimonious

feigning piety or righteousness

solicitous

concerned

substantiate

to support with proof or evidence; verify

cajole

to urge with repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery

chicanery

trickery

obsequious

fawning and servile

sycophant

insincere, obsequious flatterer

altruism

unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness

extol

to praise highly

laudatory

full of praise

magnanimous

courageously or generously noble in mind and heart

defunct

no longer existing or functioning

eradicate

to get rid of as if by tearing it up by the roots; abolish

quell

to put down forcibly; suppress

raze

to level the ground; demolish

supplant

to usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics

stymie

to thwart or stump

abase

to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem

deride

to mock contemptuously

disparage

to speak negatively; to belittle

effrontery

brazen boldness; presumptuousness

ignominy

great personal dishonor or humiliation; disgraceful conduct

impugn

to attack as false or questionable

bombastic

given to pompous speech or writing

ebullience

intense enthusiasm

exorbitant

exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness

lugubrious

mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree

opulent

displaying great wealth

ubiquitous

being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent

vignette

a short scene or story

amalgam

a combination of diverse elements; a mixture

inundate

to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp

multifarious

diverse; various

cathartic

relaxing after an emotional outburst

palliative

relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure

felicitous

admirably suited; apt

belie

to misrepresent or disguise

debunk

to expose untruths, shams, or exaggerated claims

mendacious

lying; untruthful

specious

having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false

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