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Advocate
a person who argues for or supports a cause or policy;
to speak or write in favor of
Delegate
to send or appoint a person as deputy or representative;
a representative to a convention or conference
Unprecedented
not done or experienced before
Poignant
affecting or moving the emotions;
pleasurably stimulating
Nebulous
difficult to see, understand, or describe; not clear
Clandestine
done in a private place or way
Tirade
a long and angry speech
Recur
to come up again for consideration
Tacit
understood without being openly expressed
Allegation
a statement saying that someone has done something wrong or illegal
Blatant
brazenly obvious; flagrant
Precociousness
unusually advanced in development
Negligible
so unimportant as to warrant little or no attention
Concur
to occur at the same time; agree
Vanguard
the foremost division of an army; the leaders of a movement.
Capricious
indicative of a sudden, unpredictable change
Adamant
unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals or urgings
Aloof
showing a lack of friendliness or interest in others
Sporadic
appearing at irregular intervals in time
Obligatory
forcing one's compliance by or as if by law
Arduous
requiring great exertion; hard to accomplish or achieve
Personable
having an agreeable or pleasing personality
Monotonous
lacking in variety; tediously uniform or unvarying
Tawdry
cheap and gaudy in appearance or quality
Supposition
something that is believed or assumed
Resolute
characterized by firmness and determination
Arbitrary
subject to individual will without restriction; unsupported
Creed
any system of belief or opinion
Peevish
showing annoyance, irritation, or bad mood
Legacy
anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor
Manifold
of many kinds; numerous and varied
Pliant
bending readily; able to move freely
Retort
to return an argument; to reply to, usually in a sharp or retaliatory way
Obstinate
not yielding to argument; firmly adhering to an opinion or purpose
Lacerate
to cut or tear deeply or roughly
Omnipotent
having virtually unlimited authority or influence
Unscrupulous
not honest and fair; doing things that are wrong, dishonest, or illegal
Renaissance
a renewal of life, vigor, or interest
Genesis
the origin or coming into being of something
Warrant
a reason for thinking, deciding, or doing something; a document issued by court that gives the police the power to do something
Cantankerous
disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish
Flippant
frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity
Subjugate
to conquer by force, bring under complete control
Wry
abnormally bent or turned to one side; twisted; crooked
Urbane
refined in manner or style, suave; sophisticated social life in cities
Jargon
a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) gem variety of zircon
Prudent
wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober.
Inviolable
prohibiting violation; secure from destruction, violence, infringement, or desecration
Commodious
spacious and convenient; roomy
Proximity
nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation.