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pedantic
stressing trivial points of learning; lacking a sense of proportion in scholarship. A pedant is a narrow-minded teacher who insists on rigid adherence to a set of arbitrary rules.
pertinacious
stubborn; unyielding; holding firmly to some belief.
pontifical
ornate; stiff; having the pomp and dignity of a high priest or Pope.
pretentious
making claims to some distinctions; showy
prolix
wordy; long-winded
puerile
childish; silly; young. In Latin it means “boy”
quiescent
inactive; in repose; latent
recalcitrant
unruly; refusing to obey authority
restive
hard to control; restless; contrary
ribald
coarse; vulgar in language; irreverent
sardonic
sarcastic; bitterly sneering. it is believed that this word can be traced back to a Sardinian plant whose bitter taste caused facial distortion
sedulous
busy; working hard; diligent
sleazy
flimsy or thin in texture or substance; of poor quality.
supercilious
naughty; arrogant; contemptuous
voluptuous
sensuous; full of sensual delights and pleasures