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abstract

theoretical or lacking substance; can also mean a brief summary of a scholarly article or paper

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acute

sharp, shrewd; an angle of less than 90 deg

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aesthetic

having to do with art or artistic beauty or sensibility; not to be confused with ascetic

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ambivalent

undecided; wavering between alternatives

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ambulatory

able to walk

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amiable

friendly, pleasant

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apocryphal

of doubtful or uncertain origin

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apprehensive

worried, anxious

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ascetic

austere, self-denying

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astute

perceptive, intelligent

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auspicious

favorable, seeming to point toward good results

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austere

unadorned, forbiddingly bare

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banal

unoriginal, ordinary to a fault, boring

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belligerent

combative, quarrelsome

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benevolent

kind, generous

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benign

gentle; not harmful

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blithe

carefree, cheerful

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caustic

like acid or corrosive; also, a very sharp or cutting insult or comment

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conciliatory

peacemaking

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congenial

agreeably pleasant

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conspicuous

obvious, standing out, very noticeable

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contrite

genuinely and deeply apologetic or remorseful

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credulous

believing something outrageous; gullible

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cryptic

mysterious, hard to understand

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didactic

instructive

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diffident

timid; lacking in self-confidence

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disparate

different, varied; often with a connotation of incompatible

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dogmatic

arrogantly or overconfidently claiming the truth of unproven ideas, or claiming that a belief system is beyond dispute

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dubious

doubtful or uncertain

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eccentric

unconventional, irregular