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alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
approbation
an expression of approval or praise
axiomatic
taken as a give; possessing self-evident truth
effrontery
extreme boldness, presumptuousness
enervate
to weaken
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
equivocate
to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent
exculpate
exonerate
exigent
urgent, pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
extemporaneous
improvised; done without preparation
fulminate
to loudly attack or denounce
ingenuous
artless, frank and candid, lacking in sophistication
inured
accustomed to accepting something undesirable
irascible
easily angered
nascent
coming into being; in early developmental stages
neologism
new word, expression
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
paean
song or hymn of praise
perfidy
intentional breach of faith, treachery
perfunctory
cursory, done without care or interest
perspicacious
acutely perceptive, having keen discernment
precipitate
acting with excessive haste or impulse
prevaricate
to deliberately avoid the truth
solicitous
concerned and attentive
stymie
block, thwart
torque
force that causes rotation
tortuous
winding, twisting, excessively complicated
truculent
fierce and cruel, eager to fight
veracity
truthfulness
virulent
extremely harmful or poisonous, bitterly hostile or antagonistic
burgeon
grow rapidly or flourish
castigation
severe criticism or punishment
chary
wary, cautious
cogent
appealing forcibly to the mind or reason, convincing
dearth
smallness of quantity or number, scarcity
demur
to question or oppose
disinterested
free of bias, impartial
ebullience
quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
emollient
soothing, making less harsh
empirical
based on observation or experiment
enigmatic
mysterious, obscure, difficult to understand
harangue
to deliver a pompous speech or tirade
impecunious
lacking funds, without money
incipient
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
intransigent
refusing to compromise
inveigle
to obtain by deception or flattery
odious
evoking intense aversion or dislike
penurious
penny-pinching
pernicious
extremely harmful, potentially causing death
prodigious
abundant in size, force, or extent
quaff
to drink deeply
quiescence
stillness, motionlessness
redoubtable
awe-inspiring, worthy of honor
torpid
lethargic, sluggish
ubiquitous
existing everywhere at the time time
urbane
sophisticated
aver
to state as fact, declare
evanescent
tending to disappear
fortuitous
happening by accident or chance
germane
relevant to the subject at hand, appropriate in subject matter
grandiloquence
pompous speech or expression
hackneyed
rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage
halcyon
calm and peaceful
hedonism
devotion to pleasurable pursuits
impassive
revealing no emotion
impunity
immunity from punishment or penalty
inchoate
in an initial stage not fully formed
infelicitous
unfortunate, inappropriate
insipid
without taste or flavor, lacking in spirit
mendacity
the condition of being untruthful
obdurate
unyielding
obsequious
exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
pith
the essential or central part
platitude
a superficial remark
querulous
prone to complaining or grumbling
rancorous
characterized by bitter, long-lasting resentment
recalcitrant
obstinately defiant of authority
salubrious
promoting health or well-being
solvent
able to meet financial obligations
specious
seeming true, but actually being fallacious, misleadingly attractive
spurious
lacking authenticity or validity, false
surfeit
an overabundant supply, excess
tenuous
having little substance or strength, flimsy
amenable
agreeable, responsive to suggestion
credulous
tending to believe too readily
derision
scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment
desiccate
dry out, dehydrate
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
garrulous
pointlessly talkative
glib
nonchalant, superficial
hubris
pride
intractable
not easily managed, stubborn
intrepid
steadfast, courageous
laconic
using few words, terse
obfuscate
deliberately obscure to make confusing
probity
adherence to highest principles
profligate
excessively wasteful, recklessly extravagant
prosaic
dull, lacking in spirit or imagination
recondite
hidden, obscure
refulgent
radiant, shiny
sedulous
diligent, persistent
soporific
causing drowsiness
spendthrift
one who spends money wastefully
tacit
implied, not explicitly stated
tout
to publicly praise or promote
trenchant
sharply perceptive, keen
untenable
indefensible, not viable
vexation
annoyance, irritation
brook
to tolerate, endure
chauvinist
blindly devoted patriot
consequential
pompous
damp
to diminish the intensity of sound
die
a tool used for shaping
essay
to test or try, attempt
fell
inhumanly cruel
flip
sarcastic (flippant)
grouse
to complain, grumble
guy
a rope, cord, or cable attached to something as a brace or guide
intimate
to imply suggest or insinuate
list
to tilt or lean to one side
meet
fitting, proper
mince
to pronounce or speak affectedly, speak too carefully
nice
exacting, extremely precise
occult
hidden, concealed
pied
multicolored, usually in blotches
prize
to pry, to take with force
rent
torn, past tense rend
quail
to lose courage
scurvy
contemptible, despicable
strut
the supporting structural cross-part of a wing
table
to remove from consideration (table the motion)
tender
to proffer or offer (tender resignation)
wag
a joker
apogee
farthest or highest point
apotheosis
deification, glorification to godliness, a model of excellence
asperity
severity, rigor, irritability
asseverate
to aver, assert, allege
assiduous
diligent
augury
omen, portent
bellicose
belligerent, warlike
calumniate
to slander, make a false accusation
captious
disposed to point out trivial faults, calculated to confuse in argument
cavil
to find fault without good reason
celerity
speed, alacrity
chimera
an illusion
descry
to discriminate or discern
desuetude
(noun) disuse
desultory
random, aimless
diaphanous
transparent
diffident
reserved, shy
eschew
to shun or avoid
excoriate
to censure scathingly
execrate
denounce, feel loathing for, curse
expiate
to atone or make amends for
extirpate
to destroy, exterminate
gainsay
to deny, dispute, contradict
heterodox
unorthodox, heretical
imbroglio
difficult or embarrassing situation
ineluctable
certain, inevitable
insouciant
unconcerned, carefree
inveterate
deep rooted, habitual
jejune
vapid, uninteresting, childish
lubricious
lewd, wanton, greasy
meretricious
cheap, gaudy, tawdry
minatory
menacing, threatening
nonplussed
baffled, bewildered
obstreperous
noisily and stubbornly defiant
parsimonious
cheap, miserly
pellucid
transparent, easy to understand
peroration
the concluding part of a speech, flowery speech
plangent
pounding, thundering
prolix
long-winded, verbose
puissance
power, strength
pusillanimous
cowardly
salacious
lustful
sanguine
cheerful, optimistic
saturnine
gloomy, dark, sullen
sententious
aphoristic or moralistic, tending to moralize excessively
stentorian
extremely loud and powerful
stygian
gloomy, dark
tendentious
biased
timorous
timid
tyro
novice

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