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Gratuitous
Adjective
Unjustified
Hackneyed
Adjective
Overused to the point that it loses meaning; cliche
Insolence
Noun
Rude or disrespectful behavior
Languid
Adjective
Weak or sickly
Lucid
Adjective
Clear, easily understood
Marred
Verb
Ruined or disfigured
Meager
Adjective
Small, insufficient or scanty
Motley
Adjective
Varied or miscellaneous
Spurn
Verb
To shun or reject
Substantiate
Verb
Provide evidence to support a claim
Supplant
Verb
To supersede and replace; Upgrade
Truculent
Adjective
Easily annoyed or angered; Likely to argue
Winnow
Verb
To remove from a larger group; To sort or separate good from bad
Alacrity
Noun
Quick and cheerful readiness; Eagerness
Capricious
Adjective
Prone to sudden changes in mood or behavior
Conciliatory
Adjective
Intended to keep the peace of pacify
Deferment
Noun
the act of putting something off or postponing
Delineate
Verb
To outline or describe precisely
Derelict
Adjective
in poor condition because of disuse or neglect
Embitter
Verb
to cause a feeling of bitterness or resentment
Encroach
Verb
To intrude on or advance beyond acceptable limits
Eradicate
Verb
To eliminate or put an end to
Exacerbate
Verb
Intensify or worsen
Exorbitant
Adjective
Exceeding the bounds of custom; outrageous; unreasonable
Flabbergasted
Adjective
Overcome with surprise or bewilderment; astounded
Foil/Foil for
Noun
A person or thing that makes another seem better by contrast:
Indiscernible
Adjective
Unable to be deciphered, seen, or understood
Infusion
Noun
the introduction of a new element or quality to something
Juxtaposition
Noun
the fact of two items being placed together or near one another for the purpose of contrast
Lithe
Adjective
(especially of a person's body) thin and graceful
Miffed
Verb
Annoyed
Mitigator
Noun
one who has the purpose of lessening tension or developing common ground
Modicum
Noun
a small quantity of something
Nondescript
Adjective
having no distinct qualities
Penurious
Adjective
extremely poor or poverty-stricken
Phlegmatic
Adjective
unemotional, stoically calm
Razing
Verb
destroying completely
Recrimination
Noun
an accusation in response to one from someone else
Reprieve
Verb
To cancel or postpone punishment
Surfeit
Noun
Excessive amount
Tangential
Adjective
off the point; irrelevant; ranting
Tremulous
Adjective
Shaking or quivering; nervous or timid
Unyielding
Adjective
Not giving way to pressure, solid or sturdy
Vigilant
Adjective
Keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulty
Waning
Verb
Decreasing in vigor, power, or extent; weakening
Amalgam
Noun
A mixture or blend
Astute
Adjective
Wise; Mentally Sharp
Belied
Verb
Fail to give a true notion of something: To Disguise or contradict
Corroborate
Verb
Support with evidence