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peripheral
on or having to do with the outer edge
proclivity
tendency, leaning
recalcitrant
disobedient; resisting authority
undulating
moving in a wavelike manner
volatile
unstable; highly changeable; explosive
ambiguous
having more than one meaning
tolerance
respect for the ways and views of others
embellish
to decorate; to add ficitious details to
efface
to erase; to make less noticeable
conform
to fit in; to act in agreement with
virtue
good quality; moral excellence
fundamental
major, basic
acquiesce
to give in
competent
capable; sufficiently skilled
censor
to prevent publication of
contempt
strong dislike, scorn
buoyant
cheerful; capable of floating
prodigal
wasteful of money
tact
sensitivity, consideration, courtesy
sluggish
lazy, slow-moving
enlighten
to instruct, to inform
indulge
to give in to (a desire)
dawdle
to waste time
recant
to take back (a statement)
parsimony
extreme stinginess
platitude
a dull, overused remark
desultory
aimless, unconnected, haphazard
partisan
strongly supporting one party of cause
vigor
strength, energy
compatible
capable of working in harmony
extol
to praise highly
petulant
irritable, touchy
acrimony
bitterness
cultivate
to grow; to improve
disparage
to put down, to belittle
erratic
wandering, inconsistent
beneficial
helpful, good
levity
excessive lightness of behavior or feeling
ameliorate
to make better; to improve
deride
to laugh at, make fun of cruelly
bane
something that harms or destroys
anarchy
disorder, absence of government control
provincial
unsophisticated, narrow-minded
arrogant
overly proud; contemptuous of others
conspicuous
obvious, readily apparent
consolidate
merge; to join together
extraneous
not a necessary part of, not related to
expunge
to remove, erase
trifiling
unimportant
objective
not affected by personal feeling
plausible
believable, reasonable
vacillate
to change ones mind continually
steadfast
firm, sure
castigate
to criticize or punish severely
unwitting
not aware, not knowing, unintentional
decisive
conclusive; definite
elucidate
to make clear
revise
to change in order to correct or improve
comprehensible
capable of being understood
ascetic
rejecting physical comfort
cryptic
secret, mysterious
venerate
to respect
ostentatious
showy; intended to impress
bias
tendency; preference
augment
to add to, increase
vivid
lifelike; intense
pessimism
a tendency to expect the worst
assess
to evaluate, estimate
repudiate
to reject
endure
to last; to hold out against
reprove
to scold
vigilant
watchful, alert
raze
to demolish
trivial
of little importance or significance
defame
to harm the reputation of
depravity
wickedness, perversion
disseminate
to spread widely
corrugated
covered with grooves or ridges
dogmatic
stubbornly certain in a belief
induce
to cause
affable
friendly; pleasant
fetter
to bind, restrain
paucity
scarcity, fewness
indigenous
native, originally from
meticulous
extremely careful and precise
candor
honesty, openness
dormant
asleep, inactive
fortuitous
accidental and lucky
inundate
to overwhelm; to flood
abridge
to shorten, condense
prevalent
widespread, commonly accepted
cordial
warmly pleasant
misanthrope
a person who hates mankind
appeal
attraction
appease
to pacify, to clam
othodox
traditional
facilitate
to make easier
terse
brief, stated without wasted words
desecrate
to violate the sacredness of
fallow
inactive, not in use