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obstreperous
noisy, loud
contumacious
insubordinate, rebellious
mettlesome
high-spirited, courageous
cadge
to beg, to get by begging
pith
the heart of the matter
supine
lying on the back
remonstrate
to protest, object
inveigh
to attack verbally
precepts
the rules, code of conduct
impute
to attribute to the cause
feckless
careless
decorum
propriety, properness
penchant
a strong liking
appropriate(v)
to acquire, set aside
truculence
aggressiveness, FEROCITY
garrulity
talkativeness
arabesque
an ornate design/dance position
forbearance
patience, willingness to wait
veritable
unquestionable, true
pragmatic
practical
arrant
in everyway
consequential
pompous, self important; having consequence
malinger
to fake an injury to shirk a duty
paucity
scarcity, a lacking of
striated
striped, banded, or grooved
seminal
like a seed, originative
attenuate
ENERVATE!!! to thin, to weaken
precarious
risky, uncertain, ...dangerous
enervate
ATTENUATE!!! to weaken, to deprive of strength
beatify
to bless, to make happy
partisan
prejudice, one-sided
equivocate
lie, to conceal the truth
assiduous
diligent, hardworking
anachronism
Something out of place for its time
lassitude
weariness, tiredness
phlegmatic
calm, slugglish temperament, unemotional
sycophant
suck-up
perfunctory
not thorough, superficial
impair
to worsen, to diminish in value
transient
temporary/ fleeting
qualify
to limit
nascent
to emerge, to come into existance
Quixotic
extravagently chivilrous, romantically idealistic, impractical
reprobate
A person hardened in sin, a libertine.....
libertine
an immoral man
tractable
easily influenced
craven
cowardly
picaresque
involving clever rogues or adventurers
sedulous
diligent, devoted to duty, assiduous
aver
to prove, justify, affirm, assert
intrepid
fearless, undaunted, brave
impassive
without feeling, not affected by PAIN!!
salient
highly relevant
morose
sullen, gloomy
raffish
disreputable; tawdry
loquacious
talkative
piquant
agreeably pungent, stimulating
demur
to hesitate, to raise objections
equipoise
equalibrium, equal weight on both sides
abysmal
extreme; low, like an abyss
tawdry
cheap, gaudy, showy, tacky
dross
SLUDGE
ardor
passionate, enthusiasm
insouciant
unconcerned, care free
volubility
verbosity, fluency
dulcet
melodious, harmonious
mellifluous
sweetly flowing
desiccate
dehydrate
harrow
to distress, create stress
pellucid
transparent, easy to understand
pariah
an outcast / rejected person
taciturn
untalkative, silent
pique
resentment at being ignored
turgid
excessively ornate, bloated?
pillory
to punish
adamant
hard and inflexible, unyielding
multifarious
varied, motley
torpor
lethargy, sluggishness
imprecation
an invocation of evil; a curse
audacious
daring, bold
hirsute
hairy, shaggy
tenacity
firmness, persistency
apostate
one who abandons long held religous or political convictions
lachrymose
causing tears
welter
turmoil
discomfit
to defeat, put down
laconic
brief, to the point
venal
corruptible, bribable
ossify
to turn to bone! to become close minded
disingenuous
sophisticated, artful
insensible
unconscious, unresponsive, unaffected
turbid
muddy, having sediment stirred up
erudite
learned, scholarly
saturnine
gloomy, sullen, morose, dark...
abeyance
suspended action
diaphanous
transparent, gauzy
epitome
a typical example
squalid
foul, filthy
quiescent
at rest, dormant, torpid
recreancy
cowardice, a cowardly giving up
misanthrope
one who hates mankind
misogynist
one who hates women/females
castigate
to chastise, correct by punishing
apprehension
misgiving, dread
gainsay
deny
pungency
sharpness, stinging quality
approbation
approval
refractory
stubborn, unmanageable, intractable
contentious
quarrelsome, competitive, quick to fight, pugnacious
antipathy
aversion, dislike
hapless
unlucky, unfortunate
prevaricate
stray from or avoid the truth, equivocate
countenance
face, (v) approve of
dogmatic
positive, certain, arbitrary, without room for discussion
strut
a supporting bar
felicitous
suitably expressed, apt, well chosen, apropos
apropos
appropriate to the situation, apt
implacable
incapable of being placated, unpleasable
guileless
without deceit, honost
resigned
unresisting, submissive
vituperate
berate, attack verbally, FULMINATE
render
deliever, provide, represent
diffidence
shyness
sophistry
fallacious reasoning, faulty logic
fulminate
berate, explode, VITUPERATE
dynamo
a generator, energetic person
assay
an analysis
hallow
to make holy
disabuse
to undeceive, to correct a false impression
boisterous
loud, noisy, rough
inveigle
wheedle, led astray
sodden
soaked, saturated
perfidious
violating good faith, treacherous, dishonost
conundrum
a riddle, dilemma, enigma
denouement
an outcome or solution
stolid
having no emotion, impassive
dissemble
to hide, disguise
desuetude
disuse or cessation of use
indefatigability
tirelessness
dilatory
procrastinating, causing delay
garner
to gather or store, to save
quaff
drink in large quantities
intractable
stubborn
delineate
to sketch out
ascetic
practicing self-denial, austere
fervid
intense, zealous
daunt
intimidate, make fearful
burgeon
grow forth
anomalous
unexpected, strange
nice
precise, sensitive to subtleness
prodigal
wastefull, reckless with money
lugubrious
mournfull, excessively sad
baleful
OMINOUS, harmful
credulous
gullible, too willing to believe
incredulous
skeptical, unwilling to believe
blithe
cheerful, casual, carefree
verisimilitude
appearing true or real
provident
frugal, looking to the future
edacious
voracious, devouring
exposulate
correct, or protest
auspice
protection or support
auspicious
favorable, successful, prosperous
punctilious
precise
salutary
remedial
imbroglio
difficult or embarrassing situation
wend
to go, proceed
nostrum
a quack remedy
personable
attractive
salactious
obscene
exscind
to cut out
sublime
lofty, noble
quail
lose courage
urbane
elegant
tyro
novice
boorish
crude, offensive
upbraid
reprove, reproach
effete
infertile, weak
obdurate
stubborn,inflexible
mince
to speak too carefully
inimitable
defying imitation, unmatchable
inveterate
deep rooted, habitual
umbrage
offense, resentment
extirpate
to DESTROY
forswear
renounce, disallow
ignoble
dishonorable
ostensible
seeming, appearing as such
illusory
deceptive; an illusion
overweening
presumptuously arrogant
wag
to be incessantly active
lucubrate
write in a scholarly fashion
impetuous
impulsive
bellicose
belligerent, WARLIKE
cabal
a scheme or plot
irresolute
unresolved, indecisive
complaisance
tending to comply
apprise
inform
pusillanimous
cowardly, craven
polemical
controversial
luculent
easily understood
poignant
physcally painful
engender
cause, produce
equanimity
calmness of temperament
ingenuous
young, honost, artless
epicure
food lover
inchoate
not yet fully formed, rudimentary
pugnacious
quarrelsome, belligerent, given to fighting
peremptory
urgent, imperative
exigency
emergency
ameliorate
improve
august
majestic
minatory
menacing
froward
stubborn
fetter
to shackle
pundit
a learned scholar
belie
contradict
prosaic
mundane
hermetic
sealed by fusion
fervor
zeal, intense emotion
endemic
prevailing in a specific area
reticent
untalkative, silent
rapacious
greedy
coeval
coexisting
austere
stern
indolence
laziness
pristine
unspoiled
capricious
fickle, unpredictable
edifying
enlightening
philistine
one who lacks knowledge
maladroit
clumsy
detumscence
diminishing of swelling
stygian
gloomy
calumniate
to slander
baneful
destructive
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance
occult
hidden

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