exemplary

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serving as a desirable model; very good

proclivity

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the fact that someone likes something or likes to do something

disposition

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a person’s inherent qualities of mind and character

romanticize

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make (something) seem better or more appealing than it really is

preclude

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prevent from happening; make impossible

downplay

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make (something) appear less important than it really is

atrophy

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gradually decline in effectiveness or vigour due to underuse or neglect

precipitate

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cause (an event or situation, typically one that is undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly

obscure

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not clearly expressed or easily understood

dreary

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depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive

vacuous

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marked by lack of ideas or intelligence : stupid

democratization

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make (something) accessible to everyone

domestication

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to convert (animals, plants, etc.) to domestic uses; tame. to tame (an animal)

demystification

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make (a difficult subject) clearer and easier to understand

parochial

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having a limited or narrow outlook or scope

polarize

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to cause (people, opinions, etc.) to separate into opposing groups

iconoclastic

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criticizing or attacking cherished beliefs or institutions

paradoxical

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seemingly absurd or self-contradictory

anachronistic

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existing out of its time in history

prescient

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having or showing knowledge of events before they take place

buttress

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increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce

encumber

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to hold back the motion or action of, as with a burden; hinder; hamper

streamline

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make (an organization or system) more efficient and effective by employing faster or simpler working methods

immutable

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unchanging over time or unable to be changed

innocuous

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not harmful or offensive

idiosyncrasy

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a mode of behaviour or way of thought peculiar to an individual

peculiar

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different to what is normal or expected; strange

customary

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according to the customs or usual practices associated with a particular society

accentuate

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make more noticeable or prominent

nullify

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make of no use or value; cancel out

belie

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(of an appearance) fail to give a true impression of (something)

bolster

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support or strengthen

circumvent

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overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever way

entrenched

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(of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained

articulated

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(of an idea or feeling) expressed; put into words

controverting

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deny the truth of (something)

tweak

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improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it

tendentious

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promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one

ponderous

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especially of speech or writing) dull or laborious

adversarial

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involving or characterized by conflict or opposition

discursive

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digressing from subject to subject

purview

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the scope of the influence or concerns of something

castigation

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to subject to severe punishment

abnegation

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the action of renouncing or rejecting something

camouflage

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hide or disguise the presence of (a person, animal, or object)

foreshadow

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be a warning or indication of (a future event)

portend

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be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen

undermine

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lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of

underscore

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emphasis. to stress;

auspicious

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conducive to success; favourable