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fundamental: essential; basic
retract: to take back (e.g. a statement)
rescind: to repeal; to take back formally
neutral: unbiased; not taking sides; objective
exemplary: outstanding; setting a great example
prudent: careful, cautious
sage: a wise person
appease: to make peace with; to satisfy
pedestrian: common; ordinary; banal
merger: a joining; a uniting
unprecedented: occurring for the first time; novel; never seen before
incongruous: not fitting in; out of place
pretentious: pompous; self-important
esoteric: understood by only a select few
hinder: to obstruct
cryptic: mysterious; puzzling; enigmatic
blasphemy: heretical departure from accepted practice
stoic: indifferent to pleasure and pain; brave
immutable: unchanging; permanent
concise: briefly and clearly stated
ameliorate: to make better; to improve
efface: to erase; to wipe out
coalesce: to come together; to merge; to join
auspicious: favorable; positive
fickle: unpredictable; capricious; whimsical




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