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assuage
to ease, relieve, or lessen
munificent
very generous
enhance
to improve
obscure
difficult to understand or see
capricious
tending to change one's mind suddenly
corrupt
to change from good to bad
ascend
to move up
extricate
to free from difficulty
quiescence
inactivity
disperse
to spread widely
succinct
brief
taciturn
quiet
meager
lacking in quantity or quality
esoteric
understood by a select few
guile
deceptiveness
ephemeral
short-lived
novel
new
commend
to praise
apathy
lack of emotion or concern
innocuous
harmless
superficial
on the surface
debilitate
to weaken
endorse
to support
inclination
tendency
innovative
original
monotony
dullness
denounce
to publicly criticize
atrophy
to wither away
coalesce
to come together
voluble
talkative
undermine
to weaken
cursory
hasty
reticent
quiet
refute
to disprove
frugal
cheap
inevitable
unavoidable
vindicate
to clear of blame
abstract
difficult to understand
discord
lack of agreement or harmony
intractable
stubborn
ponderous
boring
spontaneous
unplanned
inept
clumsy
copious
plentiful
conventional
traditional
vulnerable
easy to harm
impartial
unbiased
deplore
to strongly disapprove
innate
inherent
contrite
regretful
contemporary
modern
contentious
quarrelsome
hypocrite
a person who claims to be what they aren't
deplete
to use up
discursive
rambling
tyranny
cruel, absolute power
accolades
praise
daunt
to intimidate
enigmatic
mysterious
verbose
wordy
audacity
boldness
homogenous
made up of similar parts
ambivalent
having conflicting feelings
expedite
to speed up
arable
fit to grow plants on
subtle
difficult to detect
coherent
logically connected
censure
criticize
garrulous
talkative
flagrant
obvious
squander
to waste
austere
strictly simple
tranquil
calm
articulate
eloquent
viable
workable
gregarious
friendly
clemency
mercy
burgeon
to grow rapidly
inception
beginning
profuse
very abundant
wither
to become lifeless
elicit
to bring out
adulation
excessive praise
stolid
unemotional
indifferent
having no preference
dearth
scarcity
altruistic
concerned for the welfare of others
vilified
to speak ill of
furtively
secretive
dissent
to disagree
mitigate
to relieve
advocate
to support
cognizant
aware
miser
someone who saves money excessively
revere
to respect
pacifist
someone who favors peace
incontrovertible
indisputable
alacrity
eagerness
garner
to get
penury
extreme poverty
peripheral
having to do with outer edge
proclivity
tendency
recalcitrant
disobedient
undulate
moving in a wavelike manner
volatile
highly unstable
ambiguous
having more than one meaning
tolerance
respect for the ways of others
embellish
to decorate
efface
to erase
conform
to fit in
virtue
moral excellence
eulogy
high praise
acquiesce
to accept quietly
competent
capable
censor
to prevent publication of
contempt
scorn
buoyant
cheerful
prodigal
wasteful with money
tact
sensitivity
resilient
capable of recovering quickly
monarch
a ruler
indulge
to give in to a desire
dawdle
to waste time
recant
to take back
parsimony
extreme stinginess
platitude
an overused remark
desultory
aimless
partisan
strongly supporting one cause
vigor
strength
compatible
capable of working in harmony
extol
to praise highly
petulant
irritable
acrimony
bitterness
cultivate
to grow
disparage
to put down
erratic
wandering
beneficial
helpful
levity
lightness of feeling
ameliorate
to make better
deride
to laugh at
bane
some that harms or destroys
anarchy
lack of government control
provincial
narrow-minded
soluble
capable of being dissolved
conspicuous
obvious
consolidate
to come together
extraneous
not essential
expunge
to remove
trifling
unimportant
objective
not affected by personal feeling