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aberration:
something that differs from the norm
abhor:
fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
acquiesce:
assent; agree without protesting
alacrity:
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
amiable:
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
appease:
bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
arcane:
secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
avarice:
greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
brazen:
having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless
brusque:
abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
cajole:
influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
callous:
emotionally hardened; unfeeling
candor:
frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
chide:
scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval
circumspect:
carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
clandestine:
secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
coerce:
restrain by force, especially by law or authority; repress; curb
coherent:
adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
complacency:
feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble
confidant:
a person entrusted with secrets
connive:
to plot, scheme
cumulative:
increasing by successive addition
debase:
reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade
decry:
express strong disapproval of; disparage
deferential:
showing deference; respectful and considerate
demure:
modest and reserved in manner or behavior
deride:
ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
despot:
tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
diligent:
assiduous; industrious; hard-working
elated:
overjoyed; extremely happy and excited
eloquent:
vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
embezzle:
appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property entrusted to one's care; apply to one's private uses by a breach of trust
empathy:
understanding and entering into another's feelings
enmity:
ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile
erudite:
learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
extol:
praise highly; glorify; celebrate
fabricate:
build; put together out of components or parts
feral:
not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
flabbergasted:
astonished; appalled, amazed, or stunned
forsake:
leave someone who needs or counts on you
fractious:
inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable
furtive:
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
gluttony:
excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity
gratuitous:
given freely; unwarranted; granted without recompense; unearned
haughty:
high; lofty; bold; arrogant; overbearing
hypocrisy:
act or practice of a hypocrite
impeccable:
faultless; incapable of sin or wrongdoing
impertinent:
improperly forward or bold; rude
implacable:
incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
impudent:
casually rude, insolent, impertinent
incisive:
penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
indolent:
lazy; slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive
inept:
lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
infamy:
notoriety, extreme ill repute
inhibit:
restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back
innate:
possessed at birth; inborn
insatiable:
not easily satisfied; impossible to satiate or satisfy; greedy
insular:
of isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint
intrepid:
fearless; indicating or springing from courage
inveterate:
deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual
jubilant:
happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
knell:
the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
lithe:
flexible; moving and bending with ease
lurid:
causing shock or horror; gruesome
maverick:
one that refuses to abide or be independent; an unbranded range animal
maxim:
proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth
meticulous:
excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details
modicum:
limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing
morose:
ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent
myriad:
of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
nadir:
lowest point; point on sphere opposites zenith diametrically
nominal:
in name only; insignificantly small
novice:
beginner; person new to a field or activity
nuance:
subtle or slight degree of difference
oblivious:
inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
obsequious:
slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
obtuse:
lacking in insight or discernment; stupid
panacea:
remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
parody:
work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony; make fun of
penchant:
strong inclination; definite liking
perusal:
a careful examination, review
plethora:
excess; overfullness in any respect; superabundance
predilection:
condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; preference
quaint:
odd; old-fashioned; picturesque; unfamiliar or unusual in character
rash:
hasty, incautious
repudiate:
disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
rife:
excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use
salient:
prominent or protruding; projecting outwardly; moving by leaps or springs
serendipity:
gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck
staid:
sober; serious, organized, and professional; characterized by dignity and propriety
superfluous:
being beyond what is required or sufficient
sycophant:
one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man
taciturn:
silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse
tefurbish:
to restore, clean up
truculent:
disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
umbrage:
resentment, offence
venerable:
deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored
vex:
annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to
vociferous:
offensively loud; noisy; making outcry
wanton:
unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste
zenith:
point directly overhead in sky; summit