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Occuring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
Synonyms: Occasional, infrequent, intermittent, spasmodic, desultory, erratic.
Extremely happy, peaceful or picturesque.
Synonyms: Perfect, Wonderful, halycon, utopian, elysian, bucolic.
occurring at irregular intervals; not continuous or steady.
Synonyms: Sporiadic, spasmodic, fragmentary, episodic, periodic.
occurring or done in brief, irregular bursts.
Synonyms: Intermittent, fitful, sporadic, erratic, infrequent.
not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.
Synonyms: Inconsistent, variable, fitful, unstable, turbulent, fluctuating, mutable, mercurial, volatile, capricious, fickle.
inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true.
Synonyms: Opinionated, peremptory, insistent, emphatic, adamant, doctrinaire, authoritarian, imperious.
seeking to impose a doctrine in all circumstances without regard to practical considerations.
Synonyms: Dogmatic, authoritarian, fanatical, zealous, rigid.
favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, esp. that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.
Synonyms: Autocratic, despotic, tyrannical, draconian, illiberal, peremptory, imperious, rigid.
excessively harsh and severe.
Synonyms: Drastic, stringent, opressive, punitive, authoritarian, despotic, repressive, tyrannical.
a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way.
Synonyms: Autocratic, totalitarian, absolutist, autarchic, tyrannical, opressive, draconian, illiberal.
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.
Synonyms: Peremptory, commanding, imperial, overweening, authoritarian, lordly, haughty, presumptuous.
deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
Broad-based, encylopedic, varied, diverse, multifaceted, multifarious, heterogeneous, catholic.
having many facets (sides).
one side of something many-sided, esp. of a cut gem.
Synonyms: aspect, surface, dimension, detail, point, component, constituent.
many and of various types.
Synonyms: Diverse, varied, multitudinous, multiplex, manifold, multifaceted, heterogeneous.
(of an action or situation) likely to arouse or incur resentment or anger in others.
Synonyms: Odious, iniquitous, deleterious, detrimental, discriminatory.
Synonyms: Bullish, Buoyant, Upbeat, Optimistic.
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily.
Synonyms: Reserved, introverted, inhibited, diffident, unforthcoming, taciturn.
the quality of giving or spending freely.
acting independently or having the freedom to do so.
Synonyms: Sovereign, free, self-government.
unwilling or refusing to change one's views or to agree about something.
(of language) open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning; unclear or inexact because a choice between alternatives has not been made.
Synonyms: Equivocal, ambivalent, obscure, imprecise, vague, abstruse, dubious.
predict or estimate (a future event or trend).
Synonyms: Prophecy, prediction, prognostication, augury, divination, prognosis.
honor as holy.
Synonyms: Consecrated, sanctified, revered, venerated, sacrosanct, divine, inviolable.
in its original condition; unspoiled.
Synonyms: immaculate, mint condition, virgin, pure, flawless, unspoiled.
not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
Synonyms: Bogus, counterfeit, fraudulent, artificial, simulated, feigned, misleading, specious.
prevent or hinder the progress of.
a claim or the assertion of a claim to something.
Synonyms: Affectation, ostentation, artificiality, airs, posing, pomposity, grandiosity, magniloquence.
(of a person or their behavior) primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics.
Synonyms: Acquisitive, Avaricious, Covetous, Venal, covetous.
having or showing tenacity and grim persistence.
support or strengthen; prop up.
Synonyms: fortify, reinforce, sustain, buoy up, maintain, aid.
alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.
Synonyms: Dither, ambivalent, waver, fluctuate, oscillate,hem and haw.
fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing; clearly expressing or indicating something.
Synonyms: Fluent, Articulate, silver-tounged, potent, lucid, vivid, graphic, glib, indicative.
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