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based on accepted practice; traditional; customary; normal; ordinary; orthodox (convention, unconventional) to hurt, weaken, or destroy, often in an underhanded or sneaky way rejecting another’s thoughts or ideas, usually as not worthy of consideration; condescending (dismiss) relating to what is beautiful; beautiful; pleasing (aesthetics, aesthete, unaesthetic) based on facts rather than personal feelings; unbiased; not personal; not subjective; true (objectivity) to adjust the differences between things; to reach an agreement, especially after an argument; to make up; to overcome discord; to try to be inclusive (reconciliation, conciliatory, irreconcilable) taking a chance; risky; uncertain; cannot be confirmed (speculate, speculation) being able to enter or approach a place; approachable; friendly; genial; gregarious (access, inaccessible) proper; correct behavior or etiquette; good manners; refinement (decorous, indecorous) tending to act on impulse and without thought; rash; impetuous; unrestrained; capricious (impulses) to ridicule something; to laugh at something as ridiculous; to mock; to satirize (derision, derisory, risible) to stop something from rising or coming out by holding it down; to repress (suppression) overly pleased with an accomplishment; overconfident; self-satisfied; so unwary as to be foolish (complacency)
2. 3. 4. 5.
undermine (99) dismissive (90) aesthetic (86) objective (77)
speculative (74) accessible (71)
suppress (67) complacent (66)
deeply honoring or respectful—and so not joking around; venerating (revere, reverence, reverential, irreverent) to insult or put down; to offend relating to the subject at hand; important or significant; pertinent (relevance, irrelevant) careful; cautious, especially about money; having good judgment; circumspect; wary (prudence, imprudent) to prove wrong or false (refutation, irrefutable) certain to happen; unavoidable (inevitability) harmless; not dangerous at all; not likely to provoke a strong reaction; inconsequential to make something known; to reveal; to communicate; to depict wise; deep; beneath the surface (profundity) a statement or situation that conveys a second meaning at odds with the apparent meaning; humorous (irony) undecided; feeling positively and negatively towards something (ambivalence) getting things done in an effective way; practical; emphasizing the practical; expedient (pragmatism, pragmatist) new; revolutionary (innovation) based on reason rather than emotions; logical; sensible (irrational, rationale, rationalize) based on general ideas; not solid or concrete; vague; hypothetical (abstraction)
15. 16. 17.
disparage (65) relevant (65) prudent (62)
18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.
refute (62) inevitable (61) innocuous (60) convey (60) profound (59) ironic (59)
ambivalent (58) pragmatic (58)
26. 27. 28.
innovative (58) rational (57) abstract (57)
clearly separate from others; not identical; different; clear; conspicuous; lucid (distinction, distinctive, indistinct) well-chosen; especially appropriate; pleasing (felicity, infelicity) determined to succeed; not easily discouraged; persistent; tenacious (resolution, irresolute, resolve, unresolved) varying; something composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities (diversity, diversify) unimportant; insignificant; negligible; inconsequential (trivialize, triviality) to notice; to see clearly; to distinguish; to discriminate (discerning, discernment, indiscernible) to strengthen; to improve (enhancement) extra, so not needed; extraneous (redundancy) mild; not severe or extreme; controlled; moderate; restrained (temperate, temperance, intemperate) doubtful, and probably untrue; implausible to represent in words or pictures; to describe a scene or situation; to show; to convey (depiction) to arouse a feeling irresistibly; forceful; incisive; provocative; engaging (compel, compulsion, compulsory) not caring about something—such as an outcome— one way or the other; apathetic (indifference) to decorate; to make beautiful or aesthetic; to make additions to, especially as in adding fictitious details to a story (embellishment)
felicitous (56) resolute (56)
trivial (53) discern (53)
35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.
enhance (53) redundant (52) tempered (52) dubious (52) depict (51) compelling (51)
indifferent (51) embellish (50)
43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48.
supplant (50) fabricate (49) plausible (49) parallel (49) eradicate (49) dominant (49)
to replace as better to make or devise something; to make up an elaborate story, as in to lie (fabrication, fabricator) believable; probably; likely (implausible) something equivalent; a comparison; an analogy (unparalleled) to wipe out; to eliminate; to destroy (ineradicable) having great or complete power or influence over someone or something; primary (dominate, domination, predominant) harmful disagreement; disharmony, especially among people; tension or unease between people, and often the resulting confusion (discordant, concord, accord) completely useless or ineffective; so hopeless that effort to change a situation is wasted (futility) giving in to another’s wishes; permissive; lenient; tolerant; condoning (indulge, overindulge, selfindulgent) annoyed or insulted, especially about one’s dignity; angered (indignity) selecting the best from different sources; selective; varied to prove someone right in the end; to free him or her from blame; to exonerate (vindication) showing by being great example; outstanding (exemplar, exemplify) to block; to hold back; to impede or suppress (inhibition)
deleterious (49) discord (48)
futile (48) indulgent (47)
53. 54. 55. 56. 57.
indignant (47) eclectic (47) vindicate (47) exemplary (46) inhibit (46)
discredit (46) contemporary (46)
to harm someone’s reputation; to show something should not be trusted or believed (credit) occurring at the present time; occurring at the same time in history; modern (contemporaries, contemporaneous) to arouse strong feelings in someone; to anger (provocative, provocation) eager to help; asking if one can help; sympathetic (solicit, solicitude) discouraging; intimidating; scary (undaunted) doubt (skeptical, skeptic) sticking together in a unified whole; orderly; logically understandable; lucid (incoherent) independence; self-government (autonomous)
60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67.
provoke (45) solicitous (45) daunting (45) skepticism (44) coherent (44) autonomy (44)
comprehensive (44) all-inclusive; thorough; complete; encompassing a great deal ambiguous (44) unclear; capable of being interpreted in more than one way; uncertain; doubtful; dubious; not definitive (ambiguity, unambiguous) believing oneself to better than others; boastful; affected; not modest or reserved (pretense, pretension) impressive sounding, though sometimes empty, words; a formal speech (rhetorical) short-lived; present so fleetingly as barely to exist; transient; evanescent not genuine; fake; false; inauthentic well-grounded; sound; logical; effective; legal; legitimate (validity, invalid)
69. 70. 71. 72.
rhetoric (43) ephemeral (43) spurious (43) valid (43)
looking down on others or feeling superior to them; to feel that someone or something deserves great disrespect; condescension (contemptuous) calm and collected; controlled; not impulsive; reserved (self-restraint) relating to everyday life; uninspired; banal; prosaic rash; impulsive; capricious; not retrained (impetuosity) to reject a person or an idea completely; to have nothing to do with any longer (repudiation) settling a disputed matter finally; no longer tentative; conclusive; authoritative; decisive (defining, indefinite) to prove wrong or false; to invalidate to separate; to split away from; to move apart; to travel in different directions (diverge, converge) to wander away from a topic; to change the subject of a discussion momentarily (digression, digressive) to hold up; to support; to keep something going (sustenance) not fitting or matching; seeming out of place (incongruity, congruent) lacking confidence; shy; reserved; apprehensive; wary (diffidence) so slight as to be hard to notice; hard to distinguish or discern (subtlety) passing through a place quickly; not lasting; shortlived; transitory; ephemeral; evanescent (transience) not disturbed; peaceful; quiet; tranquil (serenity)
74. 75. 76. 77. 78.
restrained (43) mundane (43) impetuous (43) repudiate (42) definitive (42)
79. 80. 81.
debunk (42) divergent (41) digress (41)
82. 83. 84. 85. 86.
sustain (41) incongruous (41) diffident (40) subtle (40) transient (40)
inconsequential (40) not worth noticing; unimportant; so insignificant as to have no consequences; negligible; trivial; trite (consequence) scrutinize (40) to examine something closely and completely, especially with an aim to finding faults (scrutiny, inscrutable) to state a belief positively; to claim, often without proof (assertion, assertive) to promote; to encourage; to contribute to something’s growth to confuse; to mystify (perplexing, perplexity) an account, story, or history about something (narrate, narrator, narration) ordinary; matter-of-fact; lacking imagination; uninspired; hackneyed; mundane; banal (prose) to offer supporting evidence; to help prove; to corroborate (unsubstantiated, substantive, substantial; insubstantial) hopeful; looking on the bright side; expecting the best; sanguine (optimism, optimist) calm; peaceful; quiet; relaxing; serene (tranquility) to put someone down, often publicly; to blame someone; to accuse (denunciation) to talk down to; to act superior to; to dismiss; to treat with contempt (condescending, condescension) supporting one side in a dispute, especially over political matters; biased; not detached or objective (bipartisan, nonpartisan) success, especially financial (prosper, prosperous)
90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95.
assert (40) foster (40) perplex (40) narrative (40) prosaic (39) substantiate (39)
96. 97. 98. 99.
optimistic (39) tranquil (39) denounce (39) condescend (38)
100. partisan (38)
101. prosperity (38)
102. lucid (38) 103. advocate (38) 104. distinguish (38)
clear; easily understood; transparent; coherent (elucidate, pellucid) someone who supports a cause; a supporter; a champion; a proponent (advocacy) to notice; to pick something out, as a person in a crowd; to see something as different; to discriminate; to discern (distinguished, indistinguishable) only on the surface; shallow; unimportant seemingly real but not; deceptive; false; inauthentic (disillusion, illusive) having great doubts; nervous; fearful; diffident (apprehension, apprehend) fondness for and missing the past, especially one’s own; missing the good old days (nostalgic) kind; generous; tending to help others; solicitous (benevolence) sharing feelings; showing concern for another; harmonious; solicitude (sympathetic, sympathies, unsympathetic) to ruin something, especially a person’s morals; to make impure; to decay (corruption, incorruptible) arguing a position, especially a radical one (polemics, polemicist) to contradict; to fail to confirm (belied, belying) to ridicule; to make fun of, often as something fake; to satirize (mockery) to make insecure or to place in danger; to come to an agreement by settling differences; agreeing to something partially (uncompromising)
105. superficial (37) 106. illusory (37) 107. apprehensive (36) 108. nostalgia (36) 109. benevolent (36) 110. sympathy (36)
111. corrupt (36) 112. polemical (35) 113. belie (35) 114. mock (35) 115. compromised (35)
116. disdain (34) 117. presumption (34)
considering someone or something beneath oneself; to have contempt for; to despise; condescension a bold assumption; being overly bold with someone to the point of disrespect (presume, presuming, presumptuous) burning; sarcastic respectful; reverent; venerating (defer, deferred, deferral) open to interpretation; reflecting someone’s perspective; biased; not objective unpredictable; whimsical; to act with complete spontaneity; impulsive; impetuous; acting without restraint (caprice) lively; vigorous (animation) to support; to approve; to champion; to authorize; to advocate; to commend (endorsement) promising; favorable (inauspicious) to make a bad situation worse; to worsen not easily noticed; dark or shadowy; unclear; vague (obscurity) stubbornly opinionated; arrogantly inflexible; closeminded; intractable (dogma, dogmatism) fancy; luxurious; immoderate (extravagance) to honor above others; to revere (venerable) friendly; outgoing; genial to achieve, especially a goal; to get to avoid being found or caught, usually by being clever (elusive)
118. caustic (34) 119. deferential (34) 120. subjective (34) 121. capricious (34)
122. animated (34) 123. endorse (34) 124. auspicious (34) 125. exacerbate (33) 126. obscure (33)
127. dogmatic (33) 128. extravagant (33) 129. venerate (33) 130. gregarious (33) 131. attain (33) 132. elude (33)
133. tenacious (33)
persistent, especially in the face of continuing challenges; stubborn; resolute; rarely if ever resigned (tenacity, pertinacious) to try to help two arguing sides reach an agreement; to reconcile to parties (mediator, mediation) careful; thorough; painstaking; scrupulous; exacting extremely small; so unimportant that it can be ignored; inconsequential; trivial calm; composure, especially under difficult circumstances to lessen the severity or force of something, especially of something bad or harmful; to moderate; to alleviate (mitigating, unmitigated) of short duration; brief; ephemeral; transient; mutable unchanging; not able to change; everlasting (mutable) to inspire; to arouse; to bring forth (evocative) hurried and superficial; quick; perfunctory; not meticulous extremely bad feelings about something; bitterness (rancorous) genuine; true; real; valid (authenticity, inauthentic) generally quiet and reserved in behavior; modest (reservation, unreserved) knowing by instinct as opposed to rational thought; what you would expect without having to give much thought to the matter (intuit, intuition, counterintuitive)
134. mediate (33)
135. meticulous (32) 136. negligible (32) 137. equanimity (32) 138. mitigate (32)
139. transitory (32) 140. immutable (32) 141. evoke (32) 142. cursory (32) 143. rancor (32) 144. authentic (32) 145. reserved (32) 146. intuitive (31)
147. satirize (31) 148. devoid (31) 149. concise (31) 150. erroneous (31) 151. collaborate (31)
to imitate so as to make fun of; to mock, especially in writing (satire, satiric) lacking; free from; empty (void) expressing a lot using few words; short and clear; to the point; terse (concision, conciseness) wrong; mistaken; incorrect (err) to work together with someone as equals on a project, as with a colleague (collaboration, collaborator) to block or impede, often for a long time or permanently happening without being planned; making decisions suddenly and without thought; happening naturally, or without human effort; impulsive (spontaneity) to put into practice; to begin to use something (implements, implementation) to emphasize, as if by drawing a line under; to highlight to explain or analyze logically; to clear up any misunderstanding; to make explicit; to elucidate (explication, inexplicable) to annoy someone to the point of frustration (exasperation) extremely important; major; unprecedented important; relevant (impertinent) obvious; easily seen; in plain sight; extremely noticeable; easily distinguished or discerned; prominent (inconspicuous) friendly; nice; genial; gregarious; amicable (amiable)
152. thwart (31) 153. spontaneous (30)
154. implement (30) 155. underscore (30) 156. explicate (30)
157. exasperate (30) 158. momentous (30) 159. pertinent (30) 160. conspicuous (29)
161. amiable (29)
162. widespread (29) 163. pervasive (29) 164. prophetic (29) 165. cynical (29)
widely spread out or shared; commonly held; pervasive; abundant appearing or being everywhere; widespread; abundant; prevalent (pervade) foretelling events; predicting or anticipating the future (prophet, prophesy) looking at the bad side of people’s actions; lacking faith in humanity; lacking any optimism (cynic, cynicism) thin; insubstantial; unable to support anything else (attenuate) inborn; inherited; naturally belonging; inherent clearly stated; in plain view; clear; lucid; unambiguous; conspicuous (implicit) to twist something out of shape; to misrepresent; to give a false or misleading impression to question or dispute the truth or validity of something high praise; fame; renown (acclamation) not extreme; reasonable; tempered justified by some rule or law; legal; real; true (illegitimate, legitimacy) to be a customer; to treat rudely, condescendingly, or contemptuously (patron, patronage) demanding; insisting on; meticulous to fight; to deal with difficulty; to argue a point (contention, contend, contender) careful; diligent; prudent; scrupulous; meticulous
166. tenuous (29) 167. innate (29) 168. explicit (29) 169. distort (29) 170. challenge (29) 171. acclaim (28) 172. moderate (28) 173. legitimate (28) 174. patronize (28) 175. exacting (28) 176. contentious (28) 177. conscientious (28)
178. diligent (28) 179. deter (28) 180. initiate (28) 181. champion (28) 182. mediocre (28) 183. domestic (27)
always careful and hardworking; thorough; persistent; assiduous (diligence) to prevent; to discourage; to impede; to daunt (deterrent, undeterred) to begin; to start; to introduce (initiative, initiation) to support; to fight for; to endorse; to advocate; to commend second-rate; average-to-poor quality (mediocrity) relating to the home; relating to one’s country; fitting in at home; indigenous (domesticate, domesticity) overly academic about minor matters; being a stickler for academic correctness (pedant, pedantry) cautious; careful; prudent; circumspect; apprehensive; diffident able to be hurt; weak (vulnerability, invulnerable) someone who takes advantage of opportunities, often exploiting them selfishly (opportunistic, opportune) selective; making a clear distinction between things; to treat differently; discerning; distinguishing (indiscriminate, indiscriminant, discrimination) skillful (inept) out of date; extremely old-fashioned way of doing something; dated and no longer needed; obsolete; no longer contemporary (anachronism) relating to a region or province; narrow-minded; parochial
184. pedantic (27)
185. wary (27) 186. vulnerable (27) 187. opportunist (27)
188. discriminating (27)
189. adept (27) 190. anachronistic (26)
191. provincial (26)
192. obstinate (26) 193. heresy (26)
stubborn; intractable (obstinacy) a statement, action, or belief that goes a dominant religion or system of beliefs; more generally, any belief that goes sharply against the accepted viewpoint on a subject; a radically unconventional idea or action (heretical, heretic) able to express ideas clearly; coherent; lucid (inarticulate) standard; following rules; proper; ceremonial; conventional; relating to superficial conventions (formality, informal) unemotional; unbiased; objective almost to the point of being indifferent; neutral (detachment) someone who follows rules or conventions (conform; conformity; nonconformist) to fit well with; to complete something (complementary) brave; fearless; undaunted (trepidation) possible; workable; likely to happen (feasibility) a supporter; a champion; one who endorses; an advocate deserving great blame; wicked; evil to praise highly; to commend able to exist with something else; well-matched; harmonious (incompatible) not moderate; extremely unconventional, and almost heretical moving in an unpredictable way; unpredictable; inconsistent inborn; essential; innate
194. articulate (26) 195. formal (26)
196. detached (26) 197. conformist (26) 198. complement (26) 199. intrepid (26) 200. feasible (26) 201. proponent (26)
202. reprehensible (26) 203. extol (26) 204. compatible (26) 205. radical (26) 206. erratic (26) 207. inherent (26)
208. resilient (26) 209. tractable (26) 210. clandestine (25) 211. commend (25) 212. adversity (25) 213. convoluted (25) 214. empathy (25) 215. inundate (25) 216. genial (25) 217. insolvent (25) 218. impede (25) 219. equivocal (25)
quickly bouncing back; flexible under pressure; resolute (resilience) obedient; easily controlled; amenable (intractable) secret; surreptitious to praise; to extol (commendable) a difficult, harmful, or dangerous situation (adverse) complicated; twisted; incoherent ability to see and feel things from another person’s point of view; sympathetic (empathetic) to flood; to overwhelm with overabundance friendly; good-natured; kind; sympathetic; gregarious; amiable; amicable (congenial) unable to pay; out of money (solvent, solvency, soluble, insoluble) to block; to hinder; to delay; to inhibit (impediment) intentionally unclear or ambiguous; duplicitous; obscuring one’s meaning, often in response to a question (unequivocal, equivocate) quick to decide; definite or definitive; determined; resolute to move beyond and often to overcome; to surpass (transcendental) tending to prevent or impede; precluding delaying; not prompt tending to divide parties; creating or stirring up disagreement
220. decisive (25) 221. transcend (25) 222. prohibitive (25) 223. dilatory (25) 224. divisive (25)
225. tolerant (25) 226. cerebral (25) 227. cantankerous (24) 228. consensus (24) 229. notion (24) 230. compound (24) 231. circumscribe (24) 232. tentative (24) 233. enigmatic (24) 234. colleague (24) 235. regenerate (24) 236. hackneyed (24) 237. preclude (24) 238. attribute (24) 239. naïve (24) 240. abundant (24) 241. chronological (24) 242. exorbitant (24) 243. didactic (24)
accepting of differences with others; able to deal with; amicable (tolerance, tolerable, tolerate) intellectual; relating to the brain bad-tempered; irritable general agreement; concord (consensual) an idea or concept, usually unproven; a hypothesis to combine; to increase (compounded) to draw a line around; to restrict; to define (circumscription) not final; dependent; unsure; not definitive or decisive puzzling; mysterious; obscure (enigma) a coworker, especially in a particular business or profession; a collaborator (collegial) to grow back; to regain health (degenerate) unoriginal; overused; banal; prosaic; mundane; vapid to prevent; to make impossible; to prohibit to claim something as a cause, a characteristic, or an aspect of something (attribution) unsophisticated; innocent; childlike; ingenuous (naiveté) plentiful; not scarce (overabundant) in order of time (chronology) excessive; unreasonable intended to instruct; instructive
244. idiosyncratic (24)
a quirky or highly individualistic way of doing something or behaving; relating to an odd personal habit or characteristic; oddly or extremely unconventional (idiosyncrasy) ordinary; commonplace; unoriginal; uninspired; trite; mundane; prosaic; hackneyed (banality) not moving; remaining in the same state of being (stasis) unnecessary; irrelevant; not pertinent; not inherent widely known or famous, usually in a bad way (notoriety) beneficial extremely eager and enthusiastic (ardor) unable to be penetrated or understood; obscure; enigmatic (penetrating) friendly, especially after a dispute; amiable; genial; tractable; gregarious; conciliatory; amenable not original; done many times already; boring; banal; hackneyed; trivial; inconsequential extremely harmful; poisonous; deleterious (toxin, toxicity) inequality (disparate) sharp; clear; clever; keen; perceptive; discriminating; astute to hint at; to refer to indirectly (allusion) wordy (verbosity) a report, description, or explanation; a narrative (accountable, unaccountable)
245. banal (24) 246. static (24) 247. extraneous (24) 248. notorious (24) 249. salutary (24) 250. ardent (23) 251. impenetrable (23) 252. amicable (23) 253. trite (23)
254. toxic (23) 255. disparity (23) 256. incisive (23) 257. allude (23) 258. verbose (23) 259. account (23)
260. anecdote (23) 261. affectation (23)
a brief personal story, account, or illustration, often humorous (anecdotal) a pretentious or inauthentic way of behaving; pretending to be something; not typical behavior (affected, unaffected) reluctantly accepting a less than ideal situation; reconciling oneself to a bad but apparently inevitable situation; giving in (resigned) extreme calm and confidence; equanimity (composed, composition) overly decorated; flowery cooperative; willing; tractable; amicable to allow to happen; to forgive or overlook something wrong; to indulge boring; monotonous; so dull and repetitive as to be tiring (tedium) bossy; overly asserting one’s authority; using one’s position or authority to force others; authoritarian to use to advantage; to take advantage of (exploits, exploitative, exploitation, unexploited) hard-working; dedicated; persistent; diligent not taking sides, especially in a dispute; detached; objective (neutralize, neutrality) principled; highly moral; conscientious; assiduous, especially when dealing fairly with others (scruple, scruples, unscrupulous) habitually using few words; tight-lipped demanding absolute obedience; domineering; peremptory; officious (authoritative)
262. resignation (23)
263. composure (23) 264. florid (22) 265. amenable (22) 266. condone (22) 267. tedious (22) 268. officious (22) 269. exploit (22)
270. assiduous (22) 271. neutral (22) 272. scrupulous (22)
273. laconic (22) 274. authoritarian (22)
275. refinement (22) 276. incorporate (22) 277. predator (22) 278. incredulous (22) 279. hypothesis (22)
elegance; improving something, often by making it more pure; urbanity; decorum (refine, unrefined) to include as a part within a larger whole; to encompass; to comprehend a hunter, especially an animal hunting other animals (predatory) disbelieving; highly if not completely skeptical (credulous, incredulity) something supposed to be true, but not yet proven; a tentative theory; an educated guess; a likely explanation (hypothetical, hypotheses) deceitfulness; double-dealing; equivocation (duplicitous) lazy; lacking energy; apathetic (languish, languor) traditional; conservative; commonly accepted; conventional (orthodoxy, unorthodox) threatening, as an omen; dangerous; inauspicious (omen) understood without needing to be said; implied; implicit insightful; clever; wise; discerning; discriminating the look or appearance of something, especially from a particular viewpoint; an attribute bossy; tending to cut others off; dismissive; officious (peremptorily, preempt) a brief description of a scene butting in; joining in without being wanted; tactless (intrusion; intruder)
280. duplicity (22) 281. languid (22) 282. orthodox (21) 283. ominous (21) 284. tacit (21) 285. astute (21) 286. aspect (21) 287. peremptory (21) 288. vignette (21) 289. intrusive (21)
290. prevalent (21) 291. indisputable (21) 292. merit (21) 293. lament (21) 294. exonerate (21) 295. terse (21) 296. sensibility (21) 297. evanescent (21) 298. renowned (21) 299. indigenous (21) 300. repressed (21)
common; existing everywhere; widespread; abundant; pervasive (prevail, prevailing) certain; absolute; beyond doubt dispute (disputatious, disputant) praiseworthy excellence (merited, meritorious, demerit) to regret deeply, sometimes to the point of grief (lamentable, lamentation) to free from blame; to vindicate brief and often abruptly to the point; concise preferences; awareness; tastes; delicacy or refinement of tastes; discernment fleeting; lasting only a very short while; transient; ephemeral; transitory famous in a good way; distinguished; prominent; acclaimed native; belonging to a particular region and not usually found elsewhere; domestic held down or held back; inhibited; suppressed (repressive, repression, irrepressible) naïve; childlike; naive (disingenuous) deep and perhaps excessive admiration (adulatory) practical; useful; helpful; simple and efficient; pragmatic (expedite, inexpedient) bland and uninteresting; unexciting; dull; uninspired; prosaic; banal; trite; hackneyed to include; to encircle; to incorporate shutting out; limited, sometimes to a select few; elitist (inclusive) rare, and often less than required; not abundant (scarcity)
301. ingenuous (21) 302. adulation (21) 303. expedient (21) 304. vapid (20) 305. encompass (20) 306. exclusive (20) 307. scarce (20)
308. engaging (20)
interesting almost to the point of exciting; tending to attract and occupy someone’s attention; compelling (engaging, disengaged) sophisticated; having highly refined manners; decorus (urbanity) hopeful; buoyant; optimistic biting and often ironic and caustic remarks or attitude; contemptuous or condescending humor (sarcastic) an opponent (adversarial) not out in the open; sneaky; clandestine living through the experience of another; secondhand narrow-minded; having a limited outlook; provincial returning to life or to use; reawakening (revive) to deal with things as they come, without planning (improvisational) not caring about something or an outcome, one way or the other; indifferent (apathy) to support or back up; to confirm; to provide evidence for; to substantiate (corroboration, corroborative) without precedent; highly unusual; remarkable; never seen before; momentous (precedent) to lessen the pain or severity of something; to make something more bearable; to alleviate; to mitigate standing out; well-known; renowned; acclaimed; conspicuous careful; cautious; prudent, wary (circumspection)
309. urbane (20) 310. sanguine (20) 311. sarcasm (20)
312. adversary (20) 313. surreptitious (20) 314. vicarious (20) 315. parochial (20) 316. revival (20) 317. improvise (20) 318. apathetic (20)
319. corroborate (20)
320. unprecedented (20) 321. alleviate (20) 322. prominent (20) 323. circumspect (20)
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