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castigate
to reprimand harshly
acrimony
bitterness and ill will
laconic
(describes a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words to say something
veracious
truthful , honest
amenable
1 easily persuaded , 2 suitable for a particular type of treatment
demur
to object or show reluctance
disinterested
unbiased; neutral
anomalous
not normal
qualify
to make less severe; to limit (a statement)
chastise
to reprimand harshly
gregarious
to be likely to socialize with others
venality
the condition of being susceptible to bribes or corruption
vindicate
to clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof
frugal
not spending much money (but spending wisely)
belie
to give a false representation to; misrepresent
profligate
Adj :spending resources recklessly or wastefully noun: someone who spends resources recklessly or wastefully
maintain
to assert, claim
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation
parochial
narrowly restricted in scope or outlook
amorphous
shapeless
artful
1 exhibiting artistic skill ; 2 clever in a cunning way
censure
to express strong disapproval and criticism
auspicious
favorable, the opposite of sinister
parsimonious
extremely frugal; miserly
innocuous
harmless and doesn’t produce any ill effects
calumny
making of a false statement meant to injure a person’s reputation
galvanize
to excite or inspire (someone) to action
prevaricate
to speak in an evasive way
amalgam
a mixture of multiple things
extant
still in existence (usually refers to documents).
undermine
to weaken (usually paired with an abstract term)
ingenuous
to be naïve and innocent
aberration
a deviation from what is normal or expected
betray
to reveal or make known something, usually unintentionally
involved
complicated, and difficult to comprehend
upbraid
to reproach; to scold
venerate
to respect deeply
intimate
to suggest something subtly
harangue
noun: a long pompous speech; a tirade ; verb: to deliver a long pompous speech or tirade
commensurate
to be in proportion or corresponding in degree or amount
mercurial
(of a person) prone to unexpected and unpredictable changes in mood
impertinent
being disrespectful; improperly forward or bold
equivocal
confusing or ambiguous
wanting
lacking
restive
restless
prodigal
rashly or wastefully extravagant
iconoclast
somebody who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions
egregious
standing out in a negative way; shockingly bad
ambivalent
mixed or conflicting emotions about something
enervate
to sap energy from