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  • Insidious

    Intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

    Augment

    To make larger, increase

    Fortitude

    Courage in facing difficulties

    Stolid

    Not easily moved, mentally or emotionally

    Meticulous

    Extremely careful, particular about details

    Impervious

    Not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

    Cursory

    Hasty, not thorough

    Impetus

    A moving force, impulse, stimulus

    Perpetuate

    To make permanent or long-lasting

    Precedent

    And example that may serve as a basis for imitation

    Craven

    Cowardly

    Alienate

    To turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer

    Ascertain

    To find out

    Nonchalant

    Cool and confident, unconcerned

    Panacea

    I remedy for all all ills, cure-all; in answer to all problems

    Cogent

    Forceful, convincing, relevant, to the point

    Truculent

    Fierce and cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive

    Temerity

    Rash; boldness

    Virulent

    Extremely poisonous; Full of malice, spiteful

    Altruistic

    Unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

    Destitute

    Deprived of the necessities of life, lacking in

    Pinnacle

    A hug peak or point

    Solace

    Comfort, relief

    Venal

    Open to or marked by bribery or corruption

    Abhor

    To regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

    Obviate

    To anticipate and prevent p; to remove; dispose of

    Reprehensible

    Deserving blame

    Discern

    To see clearly, recognize

    Deride

    To ridicule, laugh at with contempt

    Parsimonious

    Stingy, misery; meager, poor, small

    Decrepit

    Old and feeble, worn-out, ruined

    Stultify

    To make ineffective or useless

    Poignant

    Deeply affecting, touching, keen or sharp in taste or smell

    Assidious

    Persistent; attentive, dilligent

    Ardent

    Very enthusiastic, impassioned

    Capricious

    Subject to whims or passing fancies

    Covet

    To desire something belonging to another

    Retribution

    A repayment; a deserved punishment

    Garrulous

    Given to much talking, tediously chatty

    Acquiesce

    To accept without protest; to agree or submit

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