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absolve
declare free from guilt or punishment
aloof
cool and distant
archetypal
very typical of
axiom
an established principle
botch
to mess up with clumsiness
charlatan
a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge
concede
admit
convivial
sociable
decry
to speak out against
detractors
a person who disparages someone
disperse
spread over a whole area
embroiled
involve in conflict
equitable
fair and impartial
felicitous
well suited
foreseen
predict
haphazard
lacking organization
incantation
magic spell
inertness
lacking strength to move
intermittently
not continuous or steady
lassitude
mental weariness
mandate
official order
nebulous
ill-defined
overwrought
nervous excitement
perennial
lasting for a long time
plight
dangerous, difficult situation
probity
honesty and decency
purported
claimed to be
regression
return to less developed state
retract
withdraw a statement as untrue; to take back
singularly
strange or eccentric
spoofs
mocking imitations
strident
lound and harsh
taciturn
saying little
trepidation
feeling of fear or anxiety
vapid
offering nothing that is stimulating; lacking liveliness
vituperative
bitter and abusive
abstemious
temperate in diet
altruistic
devoted to the welfare of others
archipelago
extensive group of islands
banal
lacking in originality an boring
boulder
large rock
chicanery
trickery
conciliatory
intended to pacify; soothing
convoluted
extremely complex
deface
spoil the surface/appearance of
dexterous
having skill
disquieting
including feelings of anxiety
emissary
one sent on a special mission
equivocation
ambiguous expression
finesse
delicacy in action
forestall
to anticipate; prevent by action in advance
hapless
unfortunate; luckless
incarnation
a living being embodying a deity
inexplicable
unable to be explained
interstellar
between stars
laud
to praise
manifest
clear, obvious, evident
negating
make ineffective
palliate
to relieve or lessen
perfidious
deceitful
ploy
a cunning plan
prodigious
impressively great in extent and size
quaint
unusual in an interesting way
rehash
reuse old ideas or material
revelation
making known of something previously unkown
skeptical
having doubts
sporadic
happening at irregular intervals
stunted
prevent from growing
tainted
to infect, corrupt, or spoil
triage
determination of priorities
veer
change direction suddenly
vocation
occupation