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inaudible
too quiet to be heard
implausible
not believable, highly unlikely
subdued
quiet, calm or too quiet or too calm
audacity
boldness, often in the face of authority
proliferate
to grow in number
satiate
to satisfy a desire, often for nourishment
placate
to soothe or settle
steadfast
not subject to change
inconspicuous
hard to see, not noticeable
eschew
to avoid habitually
innocuous
harmless
bellicose
warlike, aggressively violent
unanimity
agreement from all, complete unity
fallacy
a false idea, a lie
brevity
briefness
immutable
unchanging, stable
nugatory
of no importance or lacking seriousness
superfluous
unnecessary or extravagant
impending/imminent
about to take place
cacophonous
harsh and grating to the ears
frenetic
hectic and disorganized
gregarious
social and outgoing
facetious
joking in an often clumbsy or inapropriate way
chagrin
distress caused by dissapointment or embarrasment
abashed
embarrased
demure
reserved and tactful
insipid
bland, dull
cogitate
to think deeply
obsequious
overly flattering
beguiled
to charm deseptively
banefull
harmful or poisonous
stolid/stoic
expressing little emotion; unemotional
tangible/palpable
capable of being touched
quixotic
foolishly impractical
redress
releif from pain or distress
summoned
to call forth
harbinger
an omen, a sign of future events
euphoria
extreme happiness
mundane/pedestrian/prosaic
common, ordinary
sojourn
a temporary stay, to stay temporarily
respite
a brief rest
enveloped
enclosed completely
incredulity
disbelief
morose
gloomy or depressed
penchant
a tendency/ strong desire
symmetry
balanced proportions
raconteur
a person who excels at telling stories
agenda
a list of things to do
exult
to express extreme joy
conflagration
a disastrous or uncontrolled fire
mosaic
an image made of many small/colored tiles
epiphany
a sudden clarity or insight
supremacy
the state of being the highest or greatest
jejune
boring, uninteresting
banal
lacking originality
revelation
an astonishing discovery
Impertinent
rude or overly bold, irrelevant
impudent
offensively bold
stupefied
to stun or make stupid
futile
producing no result, fruitless
reticence
hesitancy to speak or act
taciturn
using few words, soft-spoken
strive
to exert a great deal of effort
laconic
to the point, brief
telepathy
read each other people's thoughts without talking
belligerent
hostile and warlike
truculent
brutal and savage
charlatan
con artist or a fake
vilified
to speak bad about a person or thing
denounced
publicly accused
serene
quiet, peaceful
tranquility
peace and quiet
novice
beginner (synonym for neophyte)
neophyte
beginner (synonym for novice)
sanctuary
a place of safety or refuge
presumptuous
excessively forward
subtlety
delicateness
superficial
only on the surface
unnerving
causing nervousness or fear
wry
cleverly and often ironically funny
witty
clever
reign
to hole supreme, to rule; time during which a leader rules
supercilious
uncaringly arrogant
haughty
overly proud
duped
fooled or tricked
deluded
deceived or misled
provoke
to stir up
persecution
the abuse of a person or group because of their beliefs or appearance
sycophant
someone who is overly flattering to authority figures
unsound
unstable
fluid
flowing
plethora
a large amount
irascible
easily irritated
querulous
whiny, complaining