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cacophony
unpleasant sound
conformist
someone who goes along with the majority
panacea
a cure-all
punitive
inflicting punishment
machination
a crafty scheme to do something evil
dearth
a lack of
impunity
exemption from consequences or punishment
taciturn
reticent
propaganda
misleading or persuasive materials or information used to advocate for a cause
pragmatic
practical; concerned only with facts
apathy
lack of interest, care, or concern
tractable
easily led
igonominious
dishonorable
blithe
carefree and lighthearted
cryptic
having a hidden meaning; hard to understand
indefatigable
incapable of being tired
wistful
full of wishful yearning
maxim
a principle, truth, rule, or saying in a few words
esoteric
known or understood by only a few people; philosophical
poignant
profoundly moving or touching
gullible
easily deceived
naive
extremely innocent or lacking in sophistication;
posterity
future generations
stagnant
not changing; still
remnant
a leftover or remainder
ignominious
shameful or disgraceful