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English vocab 2

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banal
common; dull; ordinary
benevolent
kindly; good hearted
deter
to stop
diligent
hard-working
eccentric
odd; quirky
paucity
scarcity
refute
to disprove
subtle
not obvious
zeal
enthusiasm; zest
anecdote
a brief entertaining story
apocryphal
false
ascetic
without indulgence or luxury
atrophy
to waste away from lack of use
benign
not harmful
candid
honest and open
compliant
easy to persuade or control
emulate
to copy something admired
fastidious
finicky; overly critical
impartial
unbiased; neutral
innumerable
too many to number; many
insipid
bland; boring
meander
to wander slowly
obscure
unclear; clouded; partially hidden
revere
to worship or honor
superficial
on the surface; without depth or substance
authoritarian
dictator-like
brawn
bulk; muscle
coalesce
to come together; join together; to gel