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charlatan
con artist or fake
corroborate
(verb) to support or help prove something
disseminate
to spread out or to give out (as in information or anything)
diverge
to separate
dormant
not active or the state of being inactive
hoist
(verb) to raise up
illicit
illegal or unlawful
irrevocable
not reversible or something that cannot be taken back
precipitate
(verb) to bring on or to cause
ambiguous
unclear (usually with two possibilities)
vague
unclear with any number of possibilities
dissident
one who rebels against other views
embellish
to lie by stretching the truth (wrong in your textbook)
to fritter away
to waste
inadvertent
accidental
inane
silly or stupid (with a strong connotation of Very Stupid)
juxtapose
to place side by side or to place nearby, often for comparison
lethargy
tiredness or without energy
sporadic
appearing or happening at irregular intervals
subsidize
to pay for as part of a large group, like insurance or tax payments
berate
to scold angrily
estrange
to leave alone or to cause separation
euphoric
intense excitement or happiness
impetuous
impulsive (to change mind and action quickly)
infallible
perfect
maudlin
overly emotional
regress
to go backwards
relinquish
to give up
ubiquitous
the state of being found everywhere
zenith
the highest point
detriment
a disadvantage
dexterous
skilled (usually with hands or parts of body)
discretion
good sense or careful
facetious
silly or funny
gregarious
outgoing
optimum
ideal
ostentatious
showy
scrupulous
ethical
sensory
related to the senses
vicarious
indirect or indirectly
collaborate
to work together as a team
despondent
depressed
to instigate
to cause
resilient
quick to recover
retrospect
looking back
rudimentary
basic
to scoff
to laugh at something
squelch
to hold back something or cancel it
to venerate
to honor
zealot
an extremist or someone who is extreme about something