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Implicit

adjective
1.
implied though not plainly expressed.
"comments seen as implicit criticism of the policies"
synonyms: implied, hinted at, suggested, insinuated; More
2.
with no qualification or question; absolute.
"an implicit faith in God"
synonyms: absolute, complete, total, wholehearted, perfect, utter; More

2

Onerous

adjective
(of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome.
"he found his duties increasingly onerous"
synonyms: burdensome, arduous, strenuous, difficult, hard, severe, heavy, back-breaking, oppressive, weighty, uphill, challenging, formidable, laborious, Herculean, exhausting, tiring, taxing, demanding, punishing, grueling, exacting, wearing, wearisome, fatiguing; archaictoilsome
"the job had become onerous"
LAW
involving heavy obligations.
"an onerous lease"

3

inveigle

verb
persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.
"we cannot inveigle him into putting pen to paper"
synonyms: entice, tempt, lure, seduce, beguile; More
gain entrance to (a place) by persuading (someone) with deception or flattery.

4

facile

adjective
1.
(especially of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.
synonyms: simplistic, superficial, oversimplified; More
2.
(especially of success in sports) easily achieved; effortless.
"a facile victory"
synonyms: effortless, easy, undemanding, unexacting, painless, trouble-free
"he achieved a facile victory"

5

tenebrous

adjectiveLITERARY
dark; shadowy or obscure.

6

beguile

verb
1.
charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way.
"every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine"
synonyms: charm, attract, enchant, entrance, win over, woo, captivate, bewitch, spellbind, dazzle, hypnotize, mesmerize, seduce
"she was beguiled by his beauty"
2.
DATED
help (time) pass pleasantly.
"to beguile some of the time they went to the movie theater"
synonyms: entertain, amuse, delight, please, occupy, absorb, engage, distract, divert, fascinate, enthrall, engross
"the program has been beguiling children for years"

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garrulous

adjective
excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
"Polonius is portrayed as a foolish, garrulous old man"
synonyms: talkative, loquacious, voluble, verbose, chatty, chattering, gossipy;

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persnickety

adjectiveINFORMAL•NORTH AMERICAN
placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy.
"persnickety gardeners"
requiring a particularly precise or careful approach.
adjective: pernickety
"it's hard to find a film more persnickety and difficult to use than black-and-white infrared"

9

epicurean

Epicurean describes someone with refined or educated taste. Someone who insists on drinking mineral spring bottled water instead of tap water has Epicurean sophistication.

10

Stygian

adjective
relating to the Styx River.
LITERARY
very dark.
"the Stygian crypt"

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prodigal

adjective
1.
spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.
"prodigal habits die hard"
synonyms: wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, profligate, improvident, imprudent
"prodigal habits die hard"

12

raffish

adjective
unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner.
"his raffish air"
synonyms: rakish, unconventional, Bohemian; More

13

rapacious

adjective
aggressively greedy or grasping.
"rapacious landlords"
synonyms: grasping, greedy, avaricious, acquisitive, covetous

14

perfidy

nounLITERARY
deceitfulness; untrustworthiness.
synonyms: treachery, duplicity, deceit, deceitfulness, disloyalty, infidelity, faithlessness, unfaithfulness, betrayal, treason, double-dealing, untrustworthiness, breach of trust; literaryperfidiousness
"the perfidy of her husband"

15

bedizen

verbLITERARY
dress up or decorate gaudily.
"a uniform bedizened with resplendent medals"

16

caparison

noun
1.
an ornamental covering spread over a horse's saddle or harness.
verb
1.
(of a horse) be decked out in rich decorative coverings.

17

ablate

to remove or destroy especially by cutting, abrading, or evaporating

18

foment

verb
1.
instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).
"they accused him of fomenting political unrest"
synonyms: instigate, incite, provoke, agitate, excite, stir up, whip up, encourage, urge, fan the flames of
"they were accused of fomenting civil unrest"

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salacious

adjective
(of writing, pictures, or talk) treating sexual matters in an indecent way and typically conveying undue interest in or enjoyment of the subject.
"salacious stories"
synonyms: pornographic, obscene, indecent, crude, lewd, vulgar, dirty, filthy; More
lustful; lecherous.
"his salacious grin faltered"
synonyms: lustful, lecherous, licentious, lascivious, libidinous, prurient, lewd; More

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saturnine

1.2 (of a place or an occasion) gloomy.
‘a saturnine setting’

21

egalitarian

adjective
1.
relating to or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.
"a fairer, more egalitarian society"

22

ignominious

adjective
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
"no other party risked ignominious defeat"
synonyms: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing, mortifying; More

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peremptory

adjective
(especially of a person's manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.
"“Just do it!” came the peremptory reply"
synonyms: brusque, imperious, high-handed, brisk, abrupt, summary, commanding, dictatorial, autocratic, overbearing, dogmatic, arrogant, overweening, lordly, magisterial, authoritarian; More

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propitious

adjective
giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable.
"the timing for such a meeting seemed propitious"
synonyms: favorable, auspicious, promising, providential, advantageous, optimistic, bright, rosy, heaven-sent, hopeful; More

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sanguine

adjective
1.
optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
"he is sanguine about prospects for the global economy"
synonyms: optimistic, bullish, hopeful, buoyant, positive, confident, cheerful, cheery; informalupbeat
"he is sanguine about the advance of technology"