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tenuous
( connection, idea, or situation) thin, weak, and easily broken
Florid
excessively decorated or embellished, ornate
perspective
a point of view, a way of thinking
self-conscious
deliberate and with full awareness, especially affectedly so
ideology
The set of ideas and beliefs of a group or political party.
egalitarian
believing that all people are equally important and should have the same rights and opportunities in life:
intelligible
(of speech and writing) clear enough to be understood;comprehensible
inordinate
syn. excessive; a large amount or quantity; more than reasonable
upheaval
a violent or sudden change or disruption to something
vigorous
very forceful or energetic
attune
1.make receptive or aware//2.Accustom or acclimatize
wariness
caution about possible dangers or problems
disquieting
causing worry:
accede (to sth)
(1) To give in to a request or demand. (2) To give approval or consent.
wary
cautious
injudicious
showing bad judgment
imperious
unpleasantly proud and expecting to be obeyed
unsparing
1.merciless; severe 2.given freely and generously
patent
very obvious;easily recognizable
intrinsic
belonging naturally; essential
frivolity
lack of seriousness
impetuous
acting or done quickly and without thought or care
forbidding
unfriendly and likely to be unpleasant or harmful
thorny
(of problem or subject ) difficult to deal with
eclipse
overshadow
extraneous
(1) Existing or coming from the outside. (2) Not forming an essential part; irrelevant.
ruminate
think deeply about something;contemplate
shore up
to make something stronger by supporting it
electorate
all the people who are allowed to vote
aloof
Not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant///not interested or involved
retrospective
relating to or thinking about the past///a show of the work an artist has done in their life
encompass
to include different types of things; to contain
heterogeneous
Diverse in character or content; with parts very different from each other.
recalcitrant
refractory;obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; insurgent;rebellious;obdurate
counterpoint
v: Emphasize by contrast; n:An argument, idea, or theme used to create a contrast with the main element.
all-encompassing
including or covering everything or everyone; comprehensive
annul
declare invalid
granted(that)
even assuming that
defy
to refuse to obey a person, decision, law, situation
court
try to attract;Pay special attention to (someone) in an attempt to win their support or favour
woo
Seek the favour, support, or custom of
cow
cause (someone) to submit to one's wishes by intimidatio
desensitize
make less sensitive
gratify
give (someone) pleasure or satisfaction
counterfeit
made in exact imitation of something valuable to deceive
canonize
1.officially declare (a dead person) to be a saint 2.Sanction by Church authority
dynamism
The quality of having vigorous activity
epitome
a perfect example of a particular quality or type
luminary
a person who is famous and important in a particular area of activity
acquisitiveness
eagerness to own and collect things