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Definition completely honest, straightforward inference; guesswork instructive a mild, indirect, or vague term substituting for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term to infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information lacking cohesion or connection to imply or communicate stealthily easily understood; clear the art of using language effectively and persuasively quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgement or insight dexterous; deft to find out, as through investigation or experimentation shrewd; clever careful; prudent; discreet inclined to keep silent; reserved unemotional; serious known or understood by only a few to absorb or become absorbed; to make or become similar independence; self-determination worldly; widely sophisticated something that comes from another source a group of attendants or associates; a retinue intended for or understood by only a small group or people a clumsy social error; a faux pas characteristic peculiar to an individual or group isolated; narrow or provincial adhering to the traditional and established, especially in religion one who has the power and position to rule over others; monarch to scold, rebuke, or harshly criticize to issue official blame to condemn openly seeking or preferring seclusion or isolation to retire from; give up or abandon to give up (a title, for example), especially by formal announcement marked by harshly abusive condemnation to draw a circle around; to restrict sharing an edge or boundary; touching appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile capable of being believed; plausible to free from blame indisputable; not open to question to officially charge with wrongdoing or a crime prone to engage in lawsuits devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause equality, as in amount, status, or value (antonym: disparity)
rectitude remiss repudiate sanctimonious scrupulous solicitous sophistry substantiate veracity vindicate cajole chicanery obsequious sycophant altruism eminent empathy extol laudatory magnanimous philanthropic reciprocate defunct eradicate expurgate extirpate quell raze squelch supplant stymie abase deride derogatory disparage effrontery ignominy impugn mar pejorative (adj) vex vindictive bombastic ebullience exorbitant exuberant
moral uprightness; righteous lax in attending to duty; negligent to reject the validity or authority of sanctimonious feigning piety or righteousness principled, having a strong sense of right and wrong; conscientious and exacting concerned plausible but misleading or fallacious argument to support with proof or evidence; verify adherence to the truth; truthfulness to free from blame to urge with repeated appeals, teasing or flattery trickery fawning and servile insincere, obsequious flatterer unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness distinguished; prominent identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives to praise highly full of praise courageously or generously noble in mind and heart humanitarian; benevolent; relating to monetary generosity to mutually take or give; to respond in kind no longer existing or functioning to get rid of as if by tearing it up by the roots; abolish to remove objectionable content before publication or release to destroy to put down forcibly; suppress to level to the ground; demolish to crush as if by trampling; squash to usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhand tactics to thwart or stump to lower in rank, prestige, or esteem to mock contemptuously insulting or intended to insult to speak of negatively; to belittle brazen boldness; presumptuousness great personal dishonor or humiliation; disgraceful conduct to attack as false or questionable to damage, espeically in a disfiguring way disparaging, belittling, insulting to annoy or bother; to perplex disposed to seek revenge; revengeful; spiteful given to pompous speech or writing intense enthusiasm exceeding all bounds, as of custom or fairness full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy
embellish flagrant gratuitous lavish (adj) lugubrious opulent ornate penchant redundant ubiquitous vicarious vignette amalgam inundate multifarious multiplicity alleviate ameliorate beneficial curative palliative therapeutic complement (n) epitome felicitous belie debunk dubious duplicitous fabricate fallacy mendacious specious ambiguous ambivalent apathetic capricious equivocal erratic impetuous impetus sporadic vacillate whimsical
to ornament or decorate; to exaggerate extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable given freely; unearned; unnecessary extravagant mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree displaying great wealth elaborately decorated a strong inclination or liking needlessly repetitive being or seeing to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent felt or undergone as if one was taking part in the experience or feelings of another a short scene or story a combination of diverse elements; a mixture to overwhelm as if with a flood; to swamp diverse; various state of being various or manifold; a great number to ease a pain or burden to make something better; improve producing or promoting a favorable result; helpful able to heal or cure relieveing or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure having or exhibiting healing powers something that completes, goes with, or brings to perfection a representative or example of a type admirably suited; apt to misrepresent or disguise to expose untruths, shams, or exaggerated claims doubtful; of unlikely authenticity deliberately deceptive to make up the order; to deceive a false notion lying; untruthful having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually false open to more than one interpretation simultaneously feeling opposing feelings; uncertain feeling or showing little emotion impulsive and unpredictable open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous (antonym: unequivocal) markedly; inconsistent suddenly and forcefully energetic or emotional; impulsive and passionate an impelling force or stimulus occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time to sway from one side to the other; oscillate characterized by whim; unpredictable
flag (v.) jaded ingenous subterfuge surreptitious dearth modicum paucity squander temperate tenuous diligent maverick mercenary obstinate proliferate tenacity vigilant extraneous juxtapose superfluous synergy tangential aesthetic aural cacophony dirge eclectic incongruous sonorous strident debacle debilitate tumultuous anachronistic archaic dilatory ephemeral redolent temporal onerous portent prescience austere banal hackneyed insipid
to decline in vigor or strength; to tire; to droop worn out; wearied lacking in cunning, guile, or worldiness (antonym: disingenuous) a deceptive stratagem or device secretive; sneaky scarce supply; lack a small, moderate, or token amount smallness in number; scarcity to spend wastefully moderate; restrained (antonym: intemperate) having little substance or strength; shaky marked by painstaking effort; hardworking one who is independent and resists adherence to a group motivated solely by a desire for money or material gain stubbornly attached to an opinion or a course of action to grow or increase rapidly persistence on the alert; watchful irrevelant; inessential to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast extra; unneccessary combined action or operation merely touching or slightly connected; only superficially relevant having to do with the appreciation of beauty of or related to the ear or the sense of hearing discordant, unpleasant noise a funeral hymn or lament made up of a variety of sources or styles lacking in harmony; incompatible producing a deep or full sound loud, harsh, grating, or shrill disastrous or ludicrous defeat or failure; fiasco impair the strength of; weaken noisy and disorderly the representation of something as existing or happening in the wrong time period characteristic of an earlier time; antiquated; old habitually late lasting for only a brief time fragrant; aromatic; suggestive of, relating to, or limited by time troublesome or oppressive; burdensome indication of something important or calamitous about to occur; omen knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foreknowledge; foresight without decoration; strict drearily commonplace; predictable; trite worn out through overuse; trite uninteresting; unchallenging; lacking taste or savor
prosaic soporific vapid brevity expedient transient augment bolster burgeon copious distend grandiose prodigious profundity redouble scintillating averse conspicuous demure diffidence docile innocuous placid quiescent concord concur dogmatic fastidious intransigence jocular meticulous affable alacrity amiable benign sanguine belligerent byzantine cantankerous contentious deleterious exacerbate flippant insolent nefarious pernicious rancorous repugnant
unimaginative; dull (antonym: poetic) inducing or tending to induce sleep lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull the quality or state of being brief in duration appropriate to a purpose; convenient; speedy passing quickly in time or space to make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity; to supplement to hearten, support or prop up to grow and flourish plentiful; having a large quantity to swell out or expand from internal pressure, as when overly full great in scope or intent; grand enormous great depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning to make twice as great; to double brilliant strongly disinclined easy to notice; obvious (antonym:inconspicuous) modest and reserved timidity or shyness submissive to instruction; willing to be taught having no adverse effect; harmless calm or quiet; undisturbed quiet, still, or at rest; inactive agreement (antonym: discord) to agree stubbornly attached to insufficiently proven beliefs carefully attentive to detail; difficult to please refusal to moderate a position or to compromise characterized by or given to joking extremely careful and precise easy-going; friendly promptness in response; cheerful readiness; eagerness friendly; agreeable; good-natured kind and gentle cheerfully confident; optimistic eager to fight; hostile or aggressive extremely complicated or devious ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable quarrelsome having a harmful effect to increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate disrespectfully humorous or casual insulting in manner or speech flagrantly wicked; vicious extremely or irrevocable harmful; deadly marked by bitter, deep-seated ill-will arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive
tawdry arboreal invocation (n) stratify variegated verdant
gawdy and cheap relating or or resembling a tree or trees a call (usually upon a higher power) fro assistance, support, or inspiration to layer or separate into layers having streaks, marks, o patches of a different color or colors; varicolored green with vegetation
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