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Adulterate

To make impure

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Apathy

Lack interest or emotion

Syn. Lethargy, unconcerned

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Audacious

Fearless and daring

Syn brave, bold, unafraid

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Capricious

Changing ones mind quickly and often

Syn inconstant, changeable, erratic

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Corroborate

To provide supporting evidence

Syn authenticate, validate, confirm

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Desiccate

To dry out thoroughly

Syn dehydrate, dry, parch

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Engender

To produce, cause, or bring about

Syn procreate, generate, reproduce

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Ephemeral

Lasting a short time

Syn momentary

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Gullible

Easily deceived

Syn naive

Gull: a person who is easily tricked

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Homogenous

Of a similar kind

Syn standardized, uniform, consistent, unvarying

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Laconic

Using few words

Syn concise

12

Abstain

To choose not to do something

Syn. Withhold, refrain

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Laudable

Worthy of praise

Syn compliment, applaud, praise

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Loquacious

Talkative

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Mitigate

To soften; to lessen

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Pedant

Someone who shows off learning

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Pragmatic

Practical as opposed to idealistic

Syn realistic

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Propriety

Correct behavior, obedience to rules and outcomes

Syn appropriate

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Vacillate

To sway physically; to be indecisive

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Volatile

Easily aroused or changeable; lively or explosive

Syn erratic, inconsistent, inconstant, capricious