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Ponderous
Very dull, boring
Spontaneous
Impulsive, not planned
Inept
Lacking skill, clumsy
Copious
Abundant, plentiful
Conventional
Traditional, ordinary
Vulnerable
Easy to injure or harm
Impartial
Fair, not favoring either side
Deplore
To strongly disapprove of
Innate
Inborn, present at birth
Contrite
Regretful, feeling guilt
Contemporary
Modern
Contentious
Quarrelsome, fond of arguing
Hypocrite
A person who claims to be what he is not
Deplete
To use up
Discursive
Rambling, unfocused
Tyranny
Absolute power that is often cruel
Accolade
Praise; a statement of approval
Daunt
to intimidate; to discourage
Enigmatic
Mysterious, puzzling
Verbose
Wordy
Audacity
Boldness
Homogeneous
Made up of similar parts
Ambivalent
Uncertain; having conflicting feelings
Expedite
To speed up
Arable
Fit to grow plants
Subtle
Difficult to detect or understand
Coherent
Consistent; logically connected
Censure
To criticize
Garrulous
Talkative
Flagrant
Obvious, blatant
Squander
To waste, to spend foolishly
Austere
Strict; severely simple
Tranquil
Calm, peaceful
Articulate
Able to speak clearly and effectively
Viable
Workable; able to remain alive
Gregarious
Friendly, sociable
Clemency
Mercy; gentleness in punishing
Burgeon
To grow rapidly
Inception
Beginning
Profuse
Very abundant; giving freely
Wither
To become dry or lifeless
Elicit
To bring out, cause to happen
Adulation
Excessive praise
Stolid
Unemotional; not easily excited
Indifferent
Having no preference
Dearth
Scarcity, limited supply
Altruistic
Concerned for the welfare of others
Vilify
To speak ill of; to slander
Furtive
Secretive, stealthy
Dissent
To disagree
Mitigate
To relieve, lessen, alleviate
Advocate
To support; to speak in favor of
Cognizant
Aware
Miser
A person who saves money excessively
Revere
To respect, admire
Pacifist
A person who favors peace
Incontrovertible
Indisputable, undeniable
Alacrity
Eagerness, cheerful willingness
Garner
To get; to acquire
Penury
Extreme Poverty