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assertion

a declaration or statement

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clarity

clearness in thought or expression

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cogent

convincing; reasonable

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coherent

logically connected

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cohesive

condition of sticking together

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didactic

intended to instruct

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discourse

verbal expression or exchange; conversation

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eloquence

the ability to speak vividly or persuasively

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emphasize

to give special attention to something, to stress

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fluid

easily flowing

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implication

the act of suggesting or hinting

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lucid

easily understood; clear

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rhetoric

the art of using language effectively and persuasively

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14

arbiter

a judge who decides a disputed issue

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biased

prejudiced

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exculpate

to free from guilt or blame

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impartial

not in favor of one side or the other, unbiased

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incontrovertible

not able to be denied or disputed

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integrity

trustworthiness; completeness

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objectivity

treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices

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21

penitent

expressing remorse for one's misdeeds

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plausible

seemingly valid or acceptable; credible

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substantiated

supported with proof or evidence; verified

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vindicated

freed from blame

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condescending

treating people as weak or inferior

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contemptuous

feeling hatred; scornful

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despotic

exercising absolute power; tyrannical

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dictatorial

domineering; oppressively overbearing

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disdain

contempt, scorn

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disdain

to regard or treat with contempt; to look down on

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haughty

arrogant; vainly proud

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imperious

arrogantly domineering or overbearing

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patronizing

treating in a condescending manner

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34

convoluted

intricate; complex

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cryptic

difficult to comprehend

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futile

having no useful purpose; pointless

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impede

to slow the progress of

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38

obscure

relatively unknown

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39

obscure

to conceal or make indistinct

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40

quandary

a state of uncertainty or perplexity

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41

indolent

lazy

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insipid

uninteresting; unchallenging

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listless

lacking energy

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torpor

laziness; inactivity; dullness

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alienated

removed or disassociated from (friends, family, or homeland)

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alliance

a union of two or more groups

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disparity

inequality in age, rank, or degree; difference

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servile

submissive; like a servant

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suppressed

subdued; kept from being circulated

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embellish

to make beautiful by ornamenting; to decorate

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florid

describing flowery or elaborate speech

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opulent

exhibiting a display of great wealth

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ornate

elaborately decorated

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ostentatious

describing a showy or pretentious display

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poignant

profoundly moving; touching

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ebullience

intense enthusiasm

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effusive

emotionally unrestrained; gushy

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egregious

conspicuously bad or offensive

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flagrant

extremely or deliberately shocking or noticeable

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frenetic

wildly excited or active

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gratuitous

given freely; unearned; unwarranted

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superfluous

extra; unnecessary

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alleviate

to ease a pain or burden

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asylum

a place of retreat or security

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auspicious

favorable; promising

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benevolent

well-meaning; generous

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benign

kind and gentle

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mollify

to calm or soothe

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69

reclamation

the act of making something useful again

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70

sanction

to give official authorization or approval

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dubious

doubtful; of unlikely authenticity

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fabricated

made; concocted to deceive

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hypocrisy

the practice of pretending to be something one is not; insincerity

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slander

false charges and malicious oral statements about someone

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spurious

not genuine

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astute

shrewd; clever

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clandestine

secretive

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coup

a brilliantly executed plan

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disingenuous

not straightforward; crafty

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ruse

a crafty trick

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stratagem

a clever trick used to deceive or outwit

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surreptitiously

done by secretive means

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wary

on guard

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wily

cunning

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ambiguous

open to more than one interpretation

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ambivalent

simultaneously having opposing feelings; uncertain

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apathetic

feeling or showing little emotion

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arbitrary

determined by impulse rather than reason

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capricious

impulsive and unpredictable

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equivocate

to avoid making a definite statement

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indifferent

not caring one way or the other

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spontaneous

unplanned; naturally occurring

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whimsical

subject to erratic behavior; unpredictable

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inconsequential

unimportant

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superficial

concerned only with what is on the surface or obvious; shallow

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tenuous

having little substance or strength; shaky; unsure, weak

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trivial

of little importance or significance

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assiduous

hard-working

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compelling

forceful; urgently demanding attention

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diligent

marked by painstaking effort; hard-working

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