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banal
Warn-out, boring, stale
Eschew
Avoid, get rid of
Encomium
Praise, tribute
Acquisitive
Greedy
Arrogate
To take over
Belabor
Overwork
Coherent
Connected, Unified
Congeal
Harden (jello)
Emulate
Imitate, copy
Carping
Fault-finding, nagging critism
Largesse
Generosity
Germane
Relevant, fitting
Substantiate
Support, confirm
Tenable
Defensible, justifiable
Intransigent
Stubborn, unyeilding
Invidious
Hateful, spiteful
Reconnaissance
Inspection, military exploration
Temporize
Procrastinate, dilly-dally
Insatiable
Unquenchable, unsatisfied
Taciturn
Silent, quiet
Celerity
Speed, swiftness
Brackish
Salty, unpleasant, saline
Accosting
Approach aggresively
Animadversion
Strong criticism, disapproal
Avid
Enthusiastic, intensely eager
Gambit
Risky, tricky move
Historonic
Theatrical, melodramatic
Devious
Sneaky, tricky, sly
Halcyon
Calm, peaceful
Incendiary
Inflammatory, provoclative
Myopic
Short-sighted, not seeing the big picture
Pejorative
Disapproving, belittling
Talisman
Magic-charm, good-luck charm
Maelstorm
Storm, chaos
Overt
Obivious
Propriety
Correctness, proper
Sacrilege
Desecration
Summarily
Briefly, promptly
Suppliant
Humble, earnest
Undulate
Rise and fall
Credence
Belief, credit, mental acceptance
Feckless
Irresponsible, ineffective, unreliable
Dissemble
Giving a false impression
Evince
To display clearly, make evident
Murky
Cloudy, dark, gloomy
Cavort
To romp or prance around
Decry
Denounce, condemn, NO
Distraught
Emotionally upset
Eulogy
Formal tribute
Exhume
To remove from a grave