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chasten
discipline, punish
disparity
lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference
adversity
A state of hardship or affliction; misfortune
disconcert
to throw into disorder or confusion; disarrange
virago
a loud-voiced, ill-tempered, scolding woman; shrew
saturnine
sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn
misanthropy
hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind
chicanery
a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade
expiate
to atone for; make amends or reparation for
reticence
reluctant or restrained
malfeasance
the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used esp. of an act in violation of a public trust)
abominate
to regard with intense aversion or loathing; abhor
audacity
boldness or daring, esp. with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions
clandestine
hidden, underhand, confidential, illicit
obesquious
obedient; dutiful.
amenable
ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; agreeable; submissive; tractable
redundant
characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; prolix
discrete
apart or detached from others; separate; distinct
fallacious
deceptive; misleading
altruism
the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others
bucolic
of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life
flamboyant
strikingly bold or brilliant; showy
fatuous
foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly
panacea
a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all
celibate
a person who abstains from sexual relations
meretricious
alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry
filch
to steal (esp. something of small value); pilfer
parsimonious
characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy
frugality
entailing little expense; requiring few resources; meager; scanty
garrulous
talkative
perfunctory
performed merely as a routine duty; hasty and superficial
indigence
seriously impoverished condition; poverty
persiflage
light, bantering talk or writing
loquacious
characterized by excessive talk; wordy
phlegmatic
not easily excited to action or display of emotion; apathetic; sluggish
penury
extreme poverty; destitution
punctilious
extremely attentive to punctilios; strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions.
tractable
easily managed or controlled; docile; yielding: a tractable child; a tractable disposition.
querulous
full of complaints; complaining
morose
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood.
attrition
a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength
chagrin
a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation
tepid
moderately warm
pithy
brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible
ephermeral
lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory