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abbreviate
shorten, abridge
abstinence
act of refraining from
adulation
high praise
adversity
misfortune
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty
amicable
agreeable
anachronistic
out-of-date
anecdote
short account of event
anonymous
nameless
antagonist
opponent
arid
extremely dry
assiduous
hard-working
asylum
sanctuary
benevolent
friendly, helpful
camaraderie
trust among friends
censure
to criticize harshly
circuitous
indirect, roundabout
clairvoyant
able to see the future
collaborate
to work together
compassion
sympathy, mercy
compromise
to settle differences
condescending
patronizing
conditional
provisional, contingent
conformist
follower of customs
congregation
crowd of people
convergence
joining of parts
deleterious
harmful
demagogue
rabble-rousing leader
digression
straying from main point
diligent
hard-working
discredit
dishonor, disgrace
disdain
to regard with scorn
divergent
variant, moving apart
empathy
sharing of feelings
emulate
follow an example
enervating
tiring, weakening
enhance
improve, augment
ephemeral
momentary, fleeting
evanescent
short-lived, as an image
exasperation
irritation, frustration
exemplary
outstanding
extenuating
guilt diminishing
florid
flushed, ornate
fortuitous
lucky
frugal
thrifty
hackneyed
overused, cliched
haughty
arrogant, condescending
hedonist
pleasure seeker
hypothesis
theory requiring proof
impetuous
rash, impulsive
impute
to attribute to someone
incompatible
unable to work together
inconsequential
trivial
inevitable
unavoidable, certain
integrity
honesty, decency
intrepid
fearless, adventurous
intuitive
instinctive, untaught
jubilation
joy, exultation
lobbyist
persuader of legislators
longevity
long life
mundane
ordinary, common
nonchalant
calm, casual
novice
beginner
opulent
wealthy
orator
speaker
ostentatious
displaying wealth
parched
dried up
perfidious
disloyal
precocious
talented beyond one's age
pretentious
pompous, self-important
procrastinate
to delay unnecessarily
prosaic
run-of-the-mill
prosperity
wealth, success
provocative
inflammatory
prudent
wise, careful, cautious
querulous
irritable
rancorous
hateful
reclusive
withdrawn, hermit-like
reconciliation
agreement after a quarrel
renovation
state of being renewed
resilient
quick to recover
restrained
controlled, restricted
reverence
profound respect
sagacity
wisdom
scrutinize
to observe carefully
spontaneity
impulsive action
spurious
phony, false
submissive
meek
substantiate
to verify, confirm
subtle
elusive, sly, ambiguous
superficial
lacking in depth
superfluous
more than enough
suppress
to end an activity
surreptitious
secret, stealthy
tactful
diplomatic, polite
tenacious
persistent, resolute
transient
temporary, fleeting
venerable
respectable due to age
vindicate
to clear from blame
wary
watchful, alert