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TOP 5O WORDS
Pariah
-- --
an outcast
surfeit
-- --
abundance, excessive amount
enigma
-- --
a puzzle; a mystery
spurious
-- --
false, fake, not genuine
erudite
-- --
learned; scholarly; bookish
fervid
-- --
intensely emotional; feverish
lucid
-- --
clear and easily understood
opaque
-- --
impossible to see through; preventing the passage of light
placate
-- --
to sooth or pacify
precipitate
-- --
to throw violently or bring about abruptly; lacking deliberation
prodigal
-- --
wasteful; reckless with money
zeal
-- --
passion, excitement
abstain
-- --
to choose not to do something
adulterate
-- --
to make impure
apathy
-- --
lack of interest or emotion
audacious
-- --
fearless and daring
capricious
-- --
changing one's mind quickly and often
corroborate
-- --
to provide supporting evidence
desiccate
-- --
to dry out thoroughly
engender
-- --
to produce, cause, or bring about
ephemeral
-- --
lasting a short time
gullible
-- --
easily deceived
homogenous- - - -
of a similar kind
laconic
-- --
using few words
laud
-- --
to give praise; to glorify
loquacious
-- --
talkative
mitigate
-- --
to soften; to lessen
pedant
-- --
someone who shows off learning
pragmatic
-- --
practical as opposed to idealistic
propriety
-- --
correct behavior; obedience to rules and customs
vacillate
-- --
to sway physically; to be indecisive
volatile
-- --
easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive
advocate
-- --
to speak in favor of
nemesis
-- --
a powerful river, a usually unconquerable opponent
bolster
-- --
to support; to prop up
cacophony
-- --
harsh, jarring noise
deride
-- --
to speak of or treat with contempt; to mock
dissonance
-- --
a harsh and disagreeable combination, often of sounds
enervate
-- --
to reduce in strength
eulogy
-- --
speech in praise of someone
rescind
-- --
to cancel, to repeal
ingenuous
-- --
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
lethargic
-- --
acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner
malleable
-- --
capable of being shaped
misanthrope
-- --
a person who dislikes others
obdurate
-- --
hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
ostentation
-- --
excessive showiness
paradox
-- --
a contradiction or dilemma
respite
-- --
an interval of rest, a temporary delay
prevaricate
-- --
to lie or deviate from the truth

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