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amiable

friendly

affable

friendly

gregarious

sociable

garrulous

talkative

loquacious

talkative

dogmatic

stubborn

reticent

silent

taciturn

silent

verbose

wordy

trite

cliché

banal

overused

hackneyed

overused

whimsical

odd

capricious

odd

aesthetic

referring to love of beauty or art

dubious

doubtful

feasible

possible

plausible

reasonable

concise

to the point

terse

to the point, brief

curtail

to reduce

altruism

unselfishness

ameliorate

to improve

augment

to increase

anarchy

chaos

discern

to understand

empathy

understanding

apathy

indifference

arrogant

conceited

pompous

arrogant

haughty

arrogant

bombastic

using pompous language

superficial

surface

dilatory

tending to procrastinate

diligent

hard-working

assiduous

attentive

disparage

to put down

disdain

dislike, scorn

mercurial

changeable

volatile

changeable

malicious

intending evil

beneficial

good

euphoria

wellbeing

candid

open, honest

cogent

convincing, persuasive

torpid

lethargic, sluggish

spurious

false

meticulous

overly concerned with detail

fastidious

hard to please

refute

to disprove

laudable

praiseworthy

parody

humorous imitation of serious work

parity

equality

disparity

inequality

docile

obedient

transient

not permanent, short lived

transitory

not permanent, short lived

ephemeral

short lived

evanescent

fleeting, short lived

lucid

clear

imperious

bossy

ominous

threatening, boding evil

verify

to confirm

substantiate

to confirm

eclectic

drawing from a variety of sources

gratuitous

given free but unnecessary

paucity

scarcity, lack of

dearth

scarcity, lack of

culpable

blameworthy, guilty

vindicate

to free of blame

surreptitious

secretive

clandestine

secretive

furtive

secretive

stealthy

secretive

pejorative

with unpleasant connotation

mercenary

done for money

decorous

to lessen severity

brusque

rudely belief

superfluous

extra, unnecessary

prodigal

wasteful

impetuous

impulsive

anomaly

an irregularity

reverent

showing respect

pious

holy

pragmatic

practical

innocuous

innocent, harmless

enigma

a puzzle

vacuous

empty, lacking intelligence

predilection

a liking for something

proclivity

inclination, tendency

ambivalent

having two different feelings

ambiguous

having more than one meaning, obscure

vague

unclear

cordial

pleasant, warm

exacerbate

to make worse

fortuitous

by chance

valid

true, capable of being justified

censor

to suppress parts considered acceptable

censure

to criticize harshly

aversion

disinclination

ingenuous

naive

disingenuous

not naive, sophisticated

enervate

to weaken

deleterious

harmful

omniscient

all knowing

ubiquitous

everywhere

omnipotent

all-powerful

destitute

poor, in great need

defer

to give into somebody out of respect

dilettante

an amateur

competent

capable, skillful

pedantic

overly scholarly

didactic

overly inclined to teach or moralize

reproach

petty, not important

trivial

not important, petty

erratic

inconsistent

biased

prejudiced

prudent

wise

disseminate

to scatter

florid

calm

desolate

unpopulated

demise

death, downfall

desultory

aimless

placid

calm

acerbity

sour, severity

caustic

burning, severe

eccentric

odd

diffident

shy, timid

impudent

bold

audacious

bold

effrontery

boldness

avarice

greed

scorn

dislike

extenuating

reasonable excuse for doing something

blatant

obvious

egregious

outstandingly bad

erudite

scholarly

engender

to cause

expiate

to try to make up for

epicurean

one who lives for pleasure

eulogy

good works of praise at a funeral

soporific

causing sleep

profound

deep, learned

rational

reasonable

efface

to destroy

exonerate

to free from blame

enhance

to better

emulate

to imitate

euphemism

good way of saying something bad

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