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debunk - expose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc; ridicule
debunk - expose as false, exaggerated, worthless; ridiculelavish - generous; openhanded; extravagant; wastefulplacate - pacify; conciliateinconsequential - insignificant; unimportantprevalent - widespread; generally acceptedsaturate - soak thoroughlyequivocal - ambiguous; intentionally misleadinginane - silly; senselessimpudence - impertinence; insolenceblighted - suffering from a disease; destroyedobliterate - destroy completelyrenounce - abandon; disown; repudiateperipheral - marginal; outerinsipid - lacking in flavor; dullarrogance - pride; haughtinesspolemical - aggressive in verbal attackavarice - greediness for wealthincongruous - not fitting; absurdalleviate - relieverespite - interval of relief; time for rest; delay in punishmentexecute - put into effect; carry outcursory - casual; hastily donenurture - nourish; educate; fosterqualified - limited; restrictedautonomous - self-governingtirade - extended scolding; denunciation; harangueexhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheeringdisputatious - argumentative; fond of arguingrepugnant - loathsome; hatefulabstemious - sparing in eating and drinkingerudite - learned; scholarlyambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudesdistend - expand; swell outacknowledge - recognize; admitauthoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating over another's willdeference - courteous regard for another's wishinsularity - narrow-mindedness; isolationlevity - lack of seriousness; lightnesshierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranksmarred - damaged; disfigureddehydrate - remove water from; dry outpresumptuous - overconfident; impertinently bold; taking libertiesdigression - wandering away from the subjectaffirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledgenuance - shade of difference in meaning or color; subtle distinctionarable - fit for growing cropsservile - slavish; cringingprovincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; unsophisticatedsusceptible - impressionable; easily influenced; having little resistance, as to a disease; receptive toincite - arouse to action; goad; motivate; induce to existresplendent - dazzling; glorious; brillianteffervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonationemend - correct; correct by a criticaspire - seek to attain; long forinherent - firmly established by nature or habitdiffuse - wordy; rambling; spread outravenous - extremely hungryredundant - superfluous; repetitious; excessively wordysubordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissiveprecarious - uncertain; riskyexuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishnesscomprehensive - thorough; inclusivesanction - approve; ratifyglacial - like a glacier; extremely coldnovelty - something new; newnessmalicious - hateful; spitefultranquility - calmness; peacedisperse - scatterfervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feelinghomogeneous - of the same kindanecdote - short account of an amusing or interesting eventsustain - experience; support; nourishlaconic - brief and to the pointconcise - brief and compactequanimity - calmness of temperament; composurelassitude - languor; wearinesswitticism - witty saying; wisecrackmeander - wind or turn in its courseseclusion - isolation; solituderecluse - hermit; lonerlinger - loiter or dawdle; continue or persistluxuriant - abundant; rich and splendidrelegate - banish to an inferior position; delegate; assignsluggish - slow; lazy; lethargicdisparage - belittlelament - grieve; express sorrowcontract - compress or shrink; make a pledge; catch a diseasesycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes manoptimist - person who looks on the good sideiconoclastic - attacking cherished traditionsenmity - ill will; hatredexpedite - hastenambiguous - unclear, or doubtful in meaningzealot - fanatic; person who shows excessive zealsurreptitious - secret; furtive; sneaky; hiddenattribute - ascribe; explainmercenary - interested in money or gaindepose - dethrone; remove from officelithe - flexible; suppleaustere - forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamentednonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composureconstraint - compulsion, repression of feelingsartifact - object mad by human beings, either hand-made or mass-producedstrident - loud and harsh; insistentadulation - flattery; admirationsupplant - replace; usurpdepravity - extreme corruptionpreclude - make impossible; eliminateabridge - condense or shortenapocryphal - untrue; made updismiss - put away from consideration; rejectimpede - hinder; block; delayrestraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restrictionaudacious - daring; boldprofligate - dissipated; wasteful; wildly immoralparody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travestymeticulous - excessively careful; painstaking; scrupulouseuphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant oneinundate - overwhelm; flood; submergesurpass - exceedbraggart - boasterexacerbate - worsen; embitterperfunctory - superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasmmorose - ill-humored; sullen; melancholysuperfluous - unnecessary; excessive; overabundanttruncate - cut the top offmercurial - capricious; changing; fickledivergent - differing; deviatinginsolvent - bankrupt unable to repay one's debtsdeplore - regret; disapprove ofexalt - raise in rank or dignity; praisecorrode - destroy by chemical actiondesiccate - dry upfalter - hesitatenotoriety - ill fame; disreputeevanescent - fleeting; vanishingarticulate - effective; distinctaversion - firm dislikeapathy - lack of emotion; indifferenceincidental - not essential; minorbolster - support; reinforceperpetuate - make something last; preserve from extinctioneulogy - expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's deathlaggard - slow; sluggishcomplacency - self-satisfaction; smugnessexemplify - serve as an example of; embodycliche - phrase dulled in meaning by repetitiongratify - pleasebenevolent - generous, charitableingenious - clever; resourcefulpiety - religious devotion; godlinessdissent - disagreescrutinize - examine closely and criticallyinsuperable - insurmountable; unbeatablespurn - reject; scorndebilitate - weaken; enfeebleimpair - injure; hurtantidote - medicine to counteract a poison or diseasedisseminate - distribute; scatter; spreadphenomena - observable facts; subjects of scientific investigationinnovation - exchange; introduction of something newquiescent - at rest; dormant; temporarily inactivecordial - gracious; heartfeltdevious - roundabout; erratic; not straightforwarddupe - someone easily fooledhardy - sturdy; robust; able to stand inclement weatherindefatigable - tirelessresolve - determination; firmness of purposeendorse - approve; supportassuage - ease or lessen; satisfyquerulous - fretful; whiningpariah - social outcastvirulent - extremely poisonous; hostile; bittermundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everydayrectify - set right; correctabstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understandmiserly - stingy; meanprattle - babblecompliance - readiness to yield; conformity in fulfilling requirementsproximity - nearnessquell - extinguish; put down; quietanomaly - irregularityintervene - come betweentemper - moderate; tone down or restrain tougheninnate - inbornlofty - very higharchaic - antiquatedverbose - wordyarbitrary - capricious, randomly chosendetrimental - harmful; damagingthrive - prosper; flourishflagrant - conspicuously wicked; blatant; outrageoushypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposedvaporize - turn into vapordecorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in mannersmirth - merriment; laughterconsensus - general agreementfurtive - stealthy; sneakyimmutable - unchangeablefrugality - thrift; economyunprecedented - novel; unparalleledindifferent - unmoved or unconcerned by; mediocremunificent - very generousebullient - showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasmturmoil - great commotion and confusiondisdain - view with scorn or contemptquandary - dilemmaatrophy - waste awaydocument - provide written evidencerescind - cancelpretentious - ostentatious; pompous; making unjustified claims; overly ambitionsinclusive - tending to include allflorid - ruddy; reddish; flowerywhimsical - capricious; fancifulexpedient - suitable; practical; politicassiduous - diligentascetic - practicing self-denial; austereimpecunious - without moneyreticence - reserve; uncommunicativeness; inclination to silenceardent - intense; passionate; zealoususurp - seize another power or rankproliferation - rapid growth; spread; multiplicationidiosyncrasy - individual trait, usually odd in nature; eccentricityjocular - said or done in jestcandor - frankness; open honestyreprimand - reprove severely; rebukeexemplary - serving as a model; outstandingdespondent - depressed; gloomydoctrine - teachings, in general; particular principle taughtfitful - spasmodic; intermittentbequeath - leave to someone by a willimplausible - unlikely; unbelievableanimosity - active enmitycarping - finding faulteclectic - composed of elements drawn from disparate sourcescacophonous - discordant; inharmoniousturbulence - state of violent agitationreserve - self-control; formal but distant mannerdubious - questionable; filled with doubtgullible - easily deceivedextol - praise; glorifyfallow - plowed but now sowed; uncultivatedpragmatic - practical; concerned with the practical worth or impact of somethinghypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceivingresolution - determination; resolvediligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard workinnocuous - harmlessadversity - unfavorable fortune, hardshipsubmissive - yielding; timidbuttress - prop upglutton - someone who eats too muchominous - threateningcharlatan - quack; pretender to knowledgerebuttal - refutation; response with contrary evidenceindict - chargeprecocious -