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panache
distinctive and showy elegance
tantamount
being essentially equal to something
itinerant
traveling from place to place to work
supplant
take the place or move into the position of
eclectic
comprised of a variety of styles
staunch
firm and dependable especially in loyalty
delineate
describe in detail
derivative
not original but drawing strongly on something already in existence, especially in reference to a creative product (e.g. music, writing, poetry etc.).
heretic
a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)
juxtapose
place side by side for contrast
refractory
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
insidious
working in a subtle but destructive way
mollify
to make someone angry less angry; placate
travesty
an absurd presentation of something; a mockery
rudimentary
being in the earliest stages of development; being or involving basic facts or principles
apathy
an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
circumvent
cleverly find a way out of one's duties or obligations
incongruous
lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
ameliorate
make something bad better
ascetic
adjective: practicing self-denial ; noun: one who practices great self-denial
derive
1- come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example ; 2- reason by deduction; establish by deduction
unequivocal
admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
spurious
plausible but false
abstain
choose not to consume or take part in (particularly something enjoyable)
avaricious
excessively greedy
precocious
characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)
languid
not inclined towards physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed
jubilant
full of high-spirited delight because of triumph or success
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
disaffected
discontented as toward authority
denote
be a sign or indication of; have as a meaning
quotidian
found in the ordinary course of events
negligible
so small as to be meaningless; insignificant
eminent
standing above others in quality or position
fallacious
of a belief that is based on faulty reasoning
treacherous
1 tending to betray;2 dangerously unstable and unpredictable
elucidate
make clearer and easier to understand
forlorn
marked by or showing hopelessness
tenacious
stubbornly unyielding
subsume
1 contain or include ; 2 consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
belligerent
characteristic of one eager to fight
haughty
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
vilify
spread negative information about
immutable
not able to be changed
guileless
free of deceit
contrive
to pull off a plan or scheme, usually through skill or trickery
jingoism
fanatical patriotism
vehement
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
magnanimous
noble and generous in spirit, especially towards a rival or someone less powerful
frustrate
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of