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stoic
indifferent, no emotions
strident
unpleasantly loud and harsh
omniscient
infinitely wise
vociferous
loud noisy
amorphus
shapeless
enervate
to reduce in strength
reticent
inclined to keep silent
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm
vacillation
wavering, going back and forth
debunk
to prove false
torpid
inactive, sluggish, dull
usurp
to seize and hold a position by force
soporific
sleep inducing
incorrigible
unable to correct
surfeit
excess
hoard
save for latter use
superficial
lacking in depth
precarious
dangerous
conflagration
a very intense and uncontrolled fire
penchant
a strong inclination
urbane
sophisticated
provincial
unsophisticated
tacit
unspoken
ubiquitous
being everywhere at once
ingenuity
cleverness
recluse
one who lives in solitude
prodigal
very generous
adage
wise saying
insipid
not stimulating
cogent
powerfully persuasive
didactic
instructive
garrulous
very talkative
poignant
profoundly moving
paucity
an insufficient amount
effusive
excessive emotion
indolent
lazy
farce
an absurdly ridiculous situation
listless
lacking energy
frenetic
wildly excited or active
opulent
displaying great wealth
idyllic
simple and carefree
aberration
a deviation from what is normal
heinous
hatefully evil
trite
overused
facile
easy
wry
dryly humorous
superflous
extra
mitigate
to make easier
adamant
stubborn
benevolent
kindly, charitable
ruse
a crafty trick
intrepid
fearless
pragmatic
practical
mundane
commonplace
archaic
ancient; oldfashioned
unfettered
unrestrained
capacious
able to hold much
obdurate
stubborn
permeate
pass through
staid
unemotional; serious
itinerant
traveling from place to place
ephemeral
short-lived
indigenous
native to an area
sedentary
Inactive
lament
regret strongly
epiphany
sudden realization
malice
desire to harm others
impede
to slow the progress of
immutable
unchangeable
spurious
not genuine
decorous
proper
emulate
strive to equal by imitating
quandary
A state of uncertainty
assiduous
hard-working
amenable
agreeable
portend
foretell
mercurial
changeable in mood
wane
decreasing
coup
a sudden and brilliant overthrow of a government
novel
new