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abstemious
adj- sparingly used or consumed
abstruse
adj- difficult to comprehend
adamantine
adj- rigidly firm
aesthetic
adj- relating to the beautiful
affable
adj- at ease in talking to others
alacrity
noun- a cheerful willingness
altruistic
adj- unselfish regard for the welfare of others
ambivalent
adj- characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes
amorphous
adj- having no definite form
antithesis
noun- the rhetorical contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or phrases.
apathy
noun- a lack of emotion
aphorism
noun- a brief saying embodying a moral
ardor
noun- a passionate intensity of feeling
ascetic
adj- practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and spiritual discipling
aspersion
noun- a slanderous remark
assuage
verb- to make less intense or severe
audacious
adj- fearlessly, often recklessly daring
banal
adj- meaningless; commonplace
bantering
noun- a conversation that is witty and teasing in manner
bombastic
adj- marked by pretentious speech or writing
bourgeois
adj- a person whose attitudes and behavior are marked by conformity to the standards and conventions of the middle class
braggart
noun- a loud, arrogant boaster
brusque
adj- very short and abrupt in manner
buttress
noun- something that serves to support, prop, or reinforce
cacophonous
adj- harsh-sounding
capricious
adj- impulsive; unpredictable
censure
noun- a judgment involving condemnation
chagrin
noun- a feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event
circumspect
adj- careful to consider all circumstances and consequences
compucntion
noun- a feeling of deep regret
conciliatory
adj- overcomeing the distrust or animosity of
condescending
adj- dealing with people in a patronizingly superior manner
connote
verb- to suggest; to imply
consternation
noun- a state of paralyzing confusion
contemptuous
adj- feeling or expressing scorn
contentious
adj- exhibiting a wearisome tendency to fight or be aggressive
contrite
adj- grieving and expressing remorse for one's misdeeds or sins
conundrum
noun- a complex and difficult problem
corpulent
adj- excessively fat
credulous
adj- gullible
crude
adj- characterized by uncultivated simplicity or vulagrity
curtail
verb- to shorten
debauchery
noun- a moral corruption
deleterious
adj- harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way
delineate
verb- to describe in detail
denounce
verb- to condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible
depravity
noun- corrupt act
deprecate
verb- to express disapproval of
desultory
adj- jumping from one thing to another; disconnented
didactic
adj- intended to teach