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choleric
Adj-tempermental, hot-headed
curmudgeon
n-a person with a miserly, rude attitude
cipher
n-nothing,zero,null, a worthless person or thing, a secret code
demagogue
n-a political agitator
credulous
believing easily, gullible
ascetic
n-one who denies oneself life's pleasures, usually as part of religious belief or discipline
AN ascetic
banal
adj-commonplace, trite, unoriginal, hackneyed
bane
n-any cause of ruin or destruction, lasting harm, injury, or woe
facetious
adj-frivolously comical, funny, witty
hiatus
n-a short break in a sequence, a gap
counterval
v-to use equal force against
chagrin
n-irritation marked by disappointment or humiliation
censure
n-severe criticism, scolding, or fault-finding
expedient
adj-suitable for a particular purpose, fitting for one's advantage or interest
epitaph
n-an inscription on a monument in memory of a dead person
deprecate
v-to express disapproval of
not appreciate
harangue
n-a lengthy speech, especially a vehement, bombastic, or chastising one
A harangue
dubious
adj-questionable, of doubtful quality or propriety
enigma
n-a mystery or puzzle
chicanery
n-trickery or deception, usually used to gain advantage
erudite
adj-scholarly; learned
ephemeral
adj-lasting only a short time, short-lived
extricate
v-to free or release from entanglement or engagement
eschew
v-to avoid or abstain from
halcyon
adj-peaceful and serene, calm
harbinger
n-omen of future event, anything that foreshadows the future
alacrity
n-cheerful willingness
anomaly
n-deviation from the norm, peculiar or unusual
acquiesce
v-to comply with passively
appease
v-to pacify or make content
circumspect
adj-cautious,wary, watchful, leery
churlish
adj-peasantlike or rustic, crude, crass, or vulgar