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implausible
describing a statement that is not believable
tortuous
marked by repeated turns and bends; not straightforward
exonerate
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
reconcile
make (one thing) compatible with (another)
laudable
worthy of high praise
abstruse
difficult to understand; incomprehensible
iconoclastic
defying tradition or convention
aberrant
markedly different from an accepted norm
bumbling
lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
temperance
the trait of avoiding excesses
pundit
someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
underscore
give extra weight to (a communication)
pragmatic
guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
unscrupulous
without scruples or principles
refute
prove to be false or incorrect
exacting
requiring and demanding accuracy
expound
add details or explanation; clarify the meaning; state in depth
contingent
noun: a gathering of persons representative of some larger group ; adjective: dependent on (usually used with upon)
ingratiate
gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
pedantic
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
adamant
refusing to change one's mind
soporific
inducing mental lethargy; sleep inducing
construe
interpreted in a particular way
denigrate
charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
discrete
constituting a separate entity or part
incorrigible
impervious to correction by punishment
indifference
the trait of seeming not to care
apocryphal
being of questionable authenticity
intransigent
unwilling to change one's beliefs or course of action
hackneyed
lacking significance through having been overused
copious
in abundant supply
implacable
incapable of making less angry or hostile
burgeon
grow and flourish
admonitory
serving to warn; expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
provincial
characteristic of a limited perspective; not fashionable or sophisticated
myopic
lacking foresight or imagination
opaque
not clearly understood or expressed
espouse
to adopt or support an idea or cause
ignoble
dishonorable
decorum
propriety in manners and conduct
exalt
praise or glorify
idiosyncrasy
a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
petulant
easily irritated or annoyed
largess
extreme generosity and giving
acerbic
harsh in tone
forthcoming
available when required or as promised; at ease in talking to others
eradicate
to completely destroy
confound
to cause confusion; mistake one thing for another
ostentatious
intended to attract notice and impress others; tawdry or vulgar
blatant
without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious