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capricious
tending to make sudden, unpredicatble changes
assimilate
to integrate into a group so that differences are erased
constrain
to limit or restrict something
circumscribe
to limit power of somebody
compulsory
required by law or authority/ obligate; force
compel
to make something happen by force
coerce
to force someone to do something
cursory
done quickly or superficially
quotidian
ordinary, everyday
halycon
peaceful, free from disturbance
disigenuous
giving a false impression of sincerity
indefatigable
never showing signs of tiredness
intrepid
brave; persistent in the pursuit of something
assiduousness
care, effort
irreproachable
unable to be criticized
judicious
showing wisdom and good sense; avoiding unecessary trouble or waste
sagacious
very knowledgeable and intelligent showing good judgment
astute
shrewd (keen awareness), discerning
discriminating
able to judge very sublte differences
munificent
very generous; liberal
altruistic
showing concern for others
magnate
somebody with a lot fo wealth and power
paragon
somebody or something who is teh best example of something
opportunist
somebody who takes advantage of something; usually dishonest
martinet
someone who imposes strict discipline on others
despotic
behaving liek a tyrant
pedantic
too concerned with the correct rules and details
irascible
eaily moved to anger
insipid
dull, unoriginal
mollify
to soothe
querulous
whiny or complaining
sycophant
someone who sickengly flatters a superior
tractable
very easy to control
compliant
easily agreeing or conforming
relegate
to pass responsibility onto someone else
supercilious
contemptuous and arrogent
stolid
solemn, emotionless
clemency
an act of mercy or leniency
exonerate
to officially declare someone not guilty
infraction
an instance of breaking the law
corroborate
to back up someone's story, to show that something is true
heresy
an opinion that contradicts establsihed theory
misanthrope
someone who hates people
bombastic
long-winded and pretentious, with the intent of impressing people
injunction
a command from someone in a position of authority
patronize
to talk down to someone
parochial
concerned only with local issues, without regard to the wider world
contemptuous
feeling or expressing a srong dislike or disrespect
insolent
showing a lack for respect