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Jingoist
one who boasts about his patriotism and favors a warlike policy.
lothario
rake; seducer; lover. Lothario was an amorous character in 18th century play, the fair penitent.
maverick
one who acts independantly.
nemesis
agent of retribution; just punishment.
philanderer
one who makes love insincerely, one who engages in passing love affairs
Philippic
a bitter verbal attack.
Procrustean
designed to secure conformity;drastic
protean
changeable, taking on different forms
phyrrhic victory
a victory that is exceptionally costly
quixotic
romanticaly idealistic; impractical.
saturnine
sluggish, gloomy or grave. the planet saturn is so far from the sun that it is thought to be cold and dismal
solecism
substandard use of words, violation of good manners
spoonerism
an unintentional exchange of sounds
sybarite
one who is fond of luxury and soft living
tawdry
cheap, guady, showy
acidulous
somewhat acid or sour
avarcious
excessively greedy
baleful
deadly, sinister
bellicose
warlike, of quarrelsome nature
bilious
bad tempered, bitter
bumptious
arrogant, disagreeably conceited
captious
critical, quick to find fault
churlish
rude, surly
complaisant
willing to please, tending to consent to others wishes
contrite
crushed in spirit by a feeling of guilt
convivial
festive, sociable
craven
cowardly
debonair
courteous, gracious and having sophisticated charm
dyspeptic
grouchy, gloomy, a person who suffers from dypepsia or indigestion
lachrymose
sad mournful, inclined to shed many tears

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