90 terms

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Cordial
Gracious; heartfelt
Cryptic
Mysterious; puzzling; enigmatic
Levity
Flippancy; humor
Ambivalence
State of being undecided or of having difficulty in making a decision
Innate
Inborn; inherited
Sycophant
One who flatters to gain favor; an apple polisher
Archaic
Antiquated
Esoteric
Understood by only a select few
Extraneous
Irrelevant; extra; unnecessary; unimportant
Tedious
Boring
Ascendancy
Domination; controlling influence
Inadvertantly
Carelessly; without intention
Exhaustive
Thorough; complete
Incongruous
Not fitting in; out of place
Ascetic
Practicing self denial; austere; without luxury
Distend
Expand; swell out
Elusive
Difficult to catch; hard to pin down
Antithesis
Contrast; direct opposite to
Taciturn
Quiet; saying little
Ameliorate
Make better; improve
Acquiesce
Give in; agree to another's terms
Conviction
Strongly held belief
Dubious
Doubtful; unclear
Flagrant
Shocking; outstandingly bad
Concise
Briefly stated
Immutable
Unchanging; permanent
Static
Stationary; not moving (not radio noise)
Credulity
Belief on slight evidence
Blasphemy
Heretical departure from accepted practice
Arbitrary
Based on personal preference rather than logic or need; capricious
Relegate
Dismiss to a lower position
Contend
Struggle; compete; assert earnestly
Scanty
Inadequate; minimal
Fallacious
False
Acclaim
Praise; applaud; admire
Uniformity
Constancy; without variety
Antagonistic
Hostile; opposed
Contentious
Quarrelsome
Articulate
Speak clearly and well; give clear and effective utterance to
Contract
Compress; shrink
Antiquated
Out-of-date; old-fashioned; obsolete
Converge
Come together
Indolent
Lazy
Preclude
Prevent; make impossible; shut out
Apprehension
Fearfulness
Disparage
Speak badly of
Ephemeral
Short-lived; fleeting; not lasting
Altruistic
Charitable; unselfishly generous
Profusion
Lavish expenditure; overabundant condition
Expedient
Practical; quick
Fastidious
Finicky; overly critical
Astute
Perceptive; intelligent
Languish
Lose strength; lose animation; to suffer neglect
Censure
Blame; criticize; judge
Stagnant
Not moving
Mitigate
Lessen the severity of something; alleviate; mollify
Reprehensible
Shameful; bad
Engender
Create; produce
Exemplary
Outstanding; setting a great example
Amorphous
Without form; shapeless
Dispassionate
Not effected by strong feeling or personal investment; objective; fair
Pragmatic
Practical
Affirmation
Positive assertion; confirmation
Solemnity
Seriousness; gravity
Concede
Yield; admit defeat; accept as true
Deprecate
Express disapproval of; belittle
Aloof
Apart; reserved; indifferent
Advocate
Speak in favor of; support
Profound
Deep; insightful (opposite of superficial)
Ironic
Unexpected; satiric
Dogmatic
Stubbornly opinionated
Condone
Overlook; permit; forgive
Dissent
To disagree; a disagreement
Didactic
Instructive; intended to instruct
Disparity
Inequality
Gravity
Seriousness
Banal
Common; dull; ordinary
Extol
Praise
Affable
Pleasant; friendly; courteous; gracious
Deride
Ridicule; make fun of
Insipid
Bland; boring; stupid
Austerity
Severity; a strict and serious manner; lack of luxury; sternness
Expedite
Make faster or easier
Heresy
An opinion violently opposed to establish beliefs
Novelty
Newness; unusualness
Philanthropist
Lover of mankind; doer of good deeds, often shown by donating goods or services
Tentative
Not final
Deference
A show of respect
Vacillation
Wavering between choices
Fervor
Passion