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Enigma

A mystery

"His disappearance is an enigma that has given rise to much speculation."

2

Apathy

Lack of emotion or interest

"She had drawn a shawl over her head and was sunk in the apathy of despair or drink."

3

Indifferent

Having no preference

"His indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others."

4

Revere

To honor

"The child revered her mother."

5

Candor

Honesty

"The candor of the speech impressed the audience."

6

Reticent

Restrained

"President James Madison, at the time closely allied with Thomas Jefferson, was not reticent about discussing wealth inequality."

7

Aesthetic

Concerning art or beauty

"The clean lines, bare surfaces, and sense of space that bespeak the machine-age aesthetic; the Cubist aesthetic."

8

Ascetic

Without luxury

"Faith may bolster the ascetic, but boredom wears him down—grime and solitude breed apathy."

9

Autonomy

Independence

"The rebels demanded autonomy from Spain."

10

Disdain

Contempt

"It was associated with government heavy-handedness and viewed with disdain."

11

Innocouus

Harmless

"It feels like an innocuous moment, it should be an innocuous moment, but such moments are like serrated precipices."

12

Banal

Ordinary, dull

"A banal and sophomoric treatment of courage on the frontier."

13

Ambiguous

Unclear

"The writer has followed a rule but compromised clarity; whether the vote or the approval was immediate is ambiguous."

14

Anarchy

Lack of government, chaos

"The death of the king was followed by a year of anarchy."

15

Ameliorate

To improve

"Strategies to ameliorate negative effects on the environment."

16

Atrophy

To waste away from lack of use

"He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought."

17

Innovate

To modernize

"The key to his success is working in a practice that gives him time to innovate."

18

Servile

Overly submissive

"Medieval rebellions against servile laws."

19

Extol

To praise

"We extol celebrity at a time when it has never seemed more fleeting or meaningless."

20

Augment

Increase

"His salary is augmented by a small inheritance."

21

Benevolent

Kindly

"Once in power, they often hired gifted artists to portray them in flattering and benevolent poses."

22

Derision

Contempt

"This vision is still being greeted with derision and genuine concern by various parents who oppose mandatory vaccination."

23

Disparity

Inequality

"The disparity has left some dealers convinced that maps Smiley stole now hang on the walls of private collectors around the world."

24

Flagrant

Glaringly wrong

"For all its flagrant indiscretions, though, FIFA has never run afoul of the law."

25

Indolence

Laziness

"So why do we hear so many professors describe their pupils as hostile to learning, with a leaving of indolence?"

26

Acquiesce

To give in

"He was a force of nature and a force for good that eventually, they had to acquiesce."

27

Prodigal

Extravagant or wasteful

"Turns out Nash's prodigal roommate Charles isn't real, but rather a personification of Nash's loss of youthful exuberance."

28

Capricious

Whimsical; unpredictable

"The list is as capricious - its bounds known only to its mysterious conceivers - as it is precise."

29

Prosaic

Commonplace or uninspired

"Prosaic needles and thread assumed a mysterious charm in the dimpled hands of the girl he loved."

30

Austere

Severe

"The cells are austere - essentially hardened trailers - that cost about $40.000 each to build."

31

Complacent

Smug

"The more people are comfortable and complacent, the more it plays into things that are destroying the world."

32

Compliance

Conforming to a request or demand

"In compliance with the flight plan, the 777 was at 33,000 feet."

33

Dubious

Doubtful

"Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace."

34

Ephemeral

Short lived

"Following the all too predictable cycle of the hyper active 21st century, focus on the explosion was ephemeral."

35

Inevitable

Unavoidable

"The cameraman was reporting on the factory catching fire when the inevitable happened."

36

Insipid

Boring

"When I saw it listed on the contents page, I thought, 'Why would he write about a song that insipid?'"

37

Obscure

Unclear or partially hidden

"And too much of a focus on numbers can obscure strategic truths."

38

Depravity

Corruption

"Stanley is still in a state of shock from the legacy of deception and depravity left by Bulger."

39

Discern

To distinguish one thing from another

"Lately though, it seems the line between spin and reality is harder to discern."

40

Expedite

To quicken

"The US government should expedite their cases while showing modicum of flexibility in reviewing their documentation."


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