Dubious means uncertain, skeptical, doubtful, questionable.


Singular means unique, special, remarkable, exceptional.


Sanctimonious means phony holy, exaggerated religious feeling, hypocritical devotion or piousness, often "holier than thou".


To preempt is to supercede, to replace by prior arrangement.


Frenetic means frantic or frenzied, it describes how one acts when both desperately rushed and disorganized.


Immutable means unchangeable, permanent, steadfast.


An affinity is a natural attraction or proclivity, a sense of kinship with something or someone, a strong sense of liking.


Transient means on the move, just passing through, not staying long.


To be vindictive means to be spiteful, vengeful, malicious, wanting to take revenge.


Exigent means urgent, pressing, requiring immediate action.


Facile means easily done, glib, lacking depth.


A precedent is a something that comes before something else and serves as an example of or justification for it.


Concord means harmony, agreement, a peaceful similarity of attitudes.


Willful means headstrong, stubborn determined to have one's own way.


To precipitate is to bring about, to set off, to cause to happen.


Fauna refers to animals.


Rigorous means exacting, strict, harsh, demanding of precision.


Illicit means forbidden, illegal, improper, taboo.


To reprove means to criticize or correct.


To capitulate is to surrender, cave in to pressure, to collapse.


Robust means strong, hardy, vigorous.


To coalesce means to merge, to fuse, to blend together, to combine.


To be superficial is to be shallow, concerned with only the obvious, not deep or probing.


To scrutinize means to examine carefully, to study in detail.


An aptitude is a natural ability, a talent, an inclination towards something that has not yet been mastered.


To obfuscate means to make unclear, to darken or confuse, to muddle.


Mundane means ordinary, routine, commonplace, not special, of this world, not of heaven; earthly.


A harbinger is a forerunner, something that precedes something else and let's us know it is coming.


Circumspect means cautious, guarded, vigilant.


Approbation is praise, approval, admiration.


Static means not moving, stationary, lacking movement or growth.


Anarchy means lawlessness, the absence of government or authority; a state of chaos.


Colloquial means informal, conversational, common.


Hermetic means airtight or tightly sealed, unaffected by anything outside itself.


Expedite means to facilitate, to help along, to speed the progress of, to make easier.


Impervious means unable to be penetrated, and thus protected from being influenced or touched by an outside force.


Apartheid is a rigid policy of racial segregation.


To edify means to uplift, to benefit or instruct, especially morally.


To fetter literally means to restrain, to shackle.


A connoisseur is someone who has refined taste in a given area, someone whose experience with something has made him or her an expert.


Compelling means forceful, having a powerful pull.


A paradox is a self-contradiction.


A despot is a tyrant, a king or dictator with absolute power who uses it oppressively.


Erudite means scholarly, extremely learned, intellectual.


To deprecate is to deplore, to express strong disapproval of.


A vocation is a calling, a profession or business that one has a strong inclination toward.


Auspicious means promising, boding well, heartening, encouraging.


To languish means to experience prolonged inactivity in a way that weakens or depresses.


Credulous means gullible, eager to believe, na�.


Decorous means proper, dignified, in good taste, well-behaved, not offensive.