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histrionics
an artificial or affected manner, melodramatics
TRUCULENT
rude, harsh, mean, scathing, especially said of speech or writing
pander
act as a person who provides the means of halping to satisfy the ignoble ambitions of desires of another
EQUIVOCATE
to deceive; be purposely amiable
petulant
impatient or irritable; esp. over a petty annoyance; peevish
REPROBATE
unprincipled or a totally bad person
intransigent
refusing to compromise
INNUENDO
indirect remark, gesture, reference to imply something
abhorrence
a loathing, detestation
PERJORATIVE
disparaging or derogatory
manifest
to make clear or evident; show plainly
DISINTERESTED
impartial; unbiased
rancor
continuing and bitter hate or ill will; deep spite or malice
PROLIFERATE
produce or create in profusion
triage
any system of establishing medical order in an emergency
CREDULOUS
easily convinced
ruminate
to turn (something) over in the mind; meditate (on)
CREDIBLE
believable; reliable
maladroit
awkward; clumsy
ERUDITE
scholarly; learned
disparate
essentially not alike; distinct or different in kind; unequal
DISINGENUOUS
not straightforward; insincere
redolent
smell that is seggestive of
GULLIBLE
easily tricked; credulous
debonair
elegant and gracious, urbane
PRONE
inclined; likely to
sycophant
person who seeks favor by flattering
CONTENTIOUS
ready to argue; quarrelsome
ensconce
to place or settle comfortably, snugly
GRATUITOUS
without cause; uncalled-for
quintessential
most nearly perfect
primer
a textbook giving the first principles of any subject
rejuvenate
to feel or seem young again; bring back to youthful strength, apperance, etc.
precocious
developed or matured to a point beyond that which is normal for the age
disabuse
to rid of false ideas
flouted
mocked or scoffed at; showed scorn or contempt
deprecate
to depreciate; belittle
panache
dashing elegance of manner; carefree, spirited self-confidence or style; flamboyance
blandish
to flatter or coax in a persuading manner
creditable
deserving some credit or praise
miscreant
an evil person; criminal; villian
OBTUSE
slow to understand or perceive; dull or insensitive
bellwether
anything suggesting the general tendency of events
BURGEONING
growing or developing rapidly; expanding; proliferating; flourishing
introvert
one whose interest is more in oneself than in external objects or other people; introspective person
DISCREET
careful abuot what one says or does; prudent; keeping silent or preserving confidences
esoteric
intended for or understood by only a chosen few (inside joke); beyond the understanding of most people
EXACERBATE
to make more intense or sharp; aggravate (disease, pain, annoyance, etc.)
resurgence
a state of surging back or rising again
DENIGRATE
to diparage the character or reputation of; defame
temerity
foolish or rash boldness; foolhardiness
DISCRETE
seperate and distinct; not attached to others; unrelated
umbrage
offense or resentment
PROSCRIBE
to denounce or forbid the practice or use of
debacle
a total, often ludicrous, collapse or failure
PRESCRIBE
to set down as a rule or direction; order; ordain; direct
consummate
complete or perfect in every way
ITINERANT
traveling from place to place or on a circuit
angst
feeling of generalized anxiety
inveterate
settled in a habit, practice, prejudice
brandish
to wave or shake menacingly
repudiated
refused to accept or support; denied the truth of
caper
to skip or jump in a playful manner; frisk
dexterous
having or showing skill in the use of hands, body, or mind
enormity
a monstrous or outrageous act; very wicked crime
DELETERIOUS
harmful to health or well-being; injurious
meretricious
alluring by fals, showy charms; fake
extrovert
a person who is active and expressive
nebulous
unclear; vague
cavalier
haughty; arrogant; supercilious
plethora
state of being too full; overabundance
fidelity
faithful devotion to duty or to one's obligation or vows
condone
to forgive; pardon; or overlook
clandestine
kept secret or hidden, esp. for some illicit purpose
verdant
green