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meticulous

very careful about details; fussy

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mitigate

to make or to become milder or less severe; to moderate

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morose

gloomy; bad tempered

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nomenclature

a systematic naming in an art or science

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nonchalance

carelessness; lack of interest or concern

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obliterate

to blot out leaving no traces; to destroy

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obsolete

out-of-date, no longer in use

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obscure

not clear or distinct; hidden; remote; not well known

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officious

meddling; giving unnecessary or unwanted advice or services

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opulent

wealthy; abundant

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overt

not hidden; open

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painstaking

very careful; diligent

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pariah

an outcast

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parsimonious

stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

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partisan

Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause

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opportunist

one who takes advantage of any opportunity without regard for moral principles

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paucity

scarcity; smallness in number or amount

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peerless

having no equal; better than the rest

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perceptive

discerning; observant; sensitive

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perfidy

treachery; betrayal of trust

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peruse

to read carefully; scrutinize

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philistine

narrow-minded; smugly conventional

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piety

devotion and reverence to God

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pique

to hurt the feelings of or make resentful; to arouse or excite

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peripheral

external; incidental; tangential

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placate

to appease, soothe, pacify

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placid

outwardly calm or composed; self-satisfied; peaceful

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plagiarize

steal another's ideas and pass them off as one's own

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platitude

a thought or remark that is dull, trite, flat, or weak

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pompous

self-important; stately; magnificent; excessively ornate

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poderous

very heavy; bulky; labored and dull or tiresome

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pragmatic

practical; opinionated; concerned with actual practice rather than with theory or speculation

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preclude

to make impossible, prevent, shut out

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precocious

showing unusually early development (especially in talents and mental capacity)

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prestigious

honored; having an illustrious name or reputation

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pretentious

claiming or demanding a position of distinction or merit; showy; self-important

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procrastinate

to put off until a later time

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prodigious

enormous; extraordinary; marvelous

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profane

secular; not holy; not connected with religion; irreverent

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profusion

abundance; a great or generous amount; extravagance

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prolific

producing many offspring; producing much; abundant

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propensity

a natural inclination or tendency

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provincial

having the ways and speech of a certain province; of or like country people as apart from a city of people; thinking in narrow ways.

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pugnacious

eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome

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quandary

condition of being doubtful or confused

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querulous

peevish; faultfinding; expressing or suggestive of complaint

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prudent

careful or cautious in a sensible way; wise; frugal

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quixotic

idealistic and utterly impractical or ridiculous.

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raconteur

a person skilled at telling stories or anecdotes

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rancor

deep spite or malice; strong hate or bitter feeling

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raze

to tear down completely; to destroy

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rebuff

to refuse in a sharp or rude way; to snub; to drive or beat back

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recalcitrant

refusing to obey rules or follow orders; unmanageably resistant

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recluse

a person who lives alone, away from others

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redundant

wordy; exceeding what is necessary or normal; lavish; overflowing

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refurbish

to freshen or polish again; to make like new

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rejuvenate

to make young or fresh again

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relegate

to put in a less important position; to assign; to banish

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relic

a thing or part that remains from the past; something kept as sacred because it belonged to a saint

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remorse

Deep and painful regret for wrongdoing

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repudiate

to reject; to refuse to recognize, acknowledge or pay; to divorce or discard

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repugnant

disgusting; loathsome; objectionable; incompatible

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rescind

to cancel; to repeal; to set aside

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residual

Left over; remaining

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resillient

able to recover quickly

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respite

a temporary cessation or postponement, usually of something disagreeable; interval of rest

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reticent

not saying much, especially about one's thoughts

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retract

to draw back or draw in; to take back a statement; to promise or to offer

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ruthless

merciless; cruel; heartless

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sagacious

very wise or shrewd

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salutary

healthful; useful or helpful; remedial

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sanction

authorized approval or permission; support or encouragement; something that gives binding force to a law

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saturate

to soak through and through; to fill completely

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savory

pleasing to the taste or smell; pleasant; morally attractive

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scapegoat

one taking the blame for the mistakes and crimes of others

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scoff

to mock or jeer at; to make fun of

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scrupulous

very honest and conscientious; careful about details; exact

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scrutinize

to examine closely

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sectarian

pertaining to a group within a larger group that is limited by common beliefs or interests; narrow-minded

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sequester

to hide or keep away from others; to withdraw into seclusion; to confiscate; to segregate

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serene

unruffled; tranquil; unclouded

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skeptical

not easily persuaded or convinced; doubting the fundamental doctrines of religion

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sobriety

seriousness, gravity, or solemnity; absence of alcoholic intoxication

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solemn

observed or done according to ritual or tradition; formal; serious or earnest; arousing feelings of awe; very impressive

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soporific

causing sleep; drowsy

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sporadic

occurring irregularly

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spurious

lacking authenticity or validity; false; counterfeit

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squalid

dirty or wretched in appearance; morally repulsive; sordid

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stagnate

to lie inactive, to stay in one place

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stoic

indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive

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stringent

rigidly controlled or enforced; severe; strict

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stultifying

rendering useless or ineffectual; causing to appear stupid or ridiculous

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substantiate

to support with proof or evidence; verify

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succinct

clearly expressed in a few words; to the point

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sullen

silent and keeping to oneself because one feels angry, bitter or hurt; resentful; morose; sulky

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sumptuous

lavish; costly; extravagantly or luxuriously dressed

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supercilious

proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority

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superficial

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

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superfluous

exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

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surmise

to imagine or infer on slight grounds

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