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Mercurial
Quick/changeable in temperament; moody and unpredictable
Trepidation
Apprehension, fear, a state of dread or nervousness about something to come, fearful hesitancy
Avidly
Having strong desire that borders on craving; often has a connotation of greed; can have a connotation of extreme enthusiasm
Insinuate
To suggest without stating directly, to communicate subtly or artfully or by hinting
Approbation
Expression of warm approval or praise
Incipient
Something just starting to appear, in the early stages
Anemic
Weak, sickly, pale, lacking vitality; also, low on red blood cells, but that's the medical definition
Commission
Payment based on a percentage of quantity sold
Primp
To groom oneself in a picky, excessive way
Incarnate
"In the flesh" - in person - the physical emodiment of an abstract idea
Laconic
Characterized by use of very few words, terse, concise, quiet
Stolid
Showing little emotion or sensibility; dispassionate
Lusty
Hearty; full of vigor, vitality, strenth, joy or merriness; it is NOT tycically used to refer to sexual desire
Audacity
Boldness, daring with a touch of brashness
Philandering
Sleeping around with the wives of others
Remiss
Negligent, slack in fulfulling one's duties
Surly (adj.)
Bad-tempered, irritable, rude, sometimes iwth a hint of menace
Carte blanche (n.)
Complete authority or freedom to act as desired
Raucous (adj.)
Hoarse, harsh, rough, grating, irritating
Arch (adj.)
Archly (adv.)
Cunning, sly, mischievous
Befuddled (adj.)
Befuddle (v.)
Confused, mixed up or made stupid
Sensuous (adj.)
Strongly affecting the senses
Implaceable (adj.)
Relentless, unyielding, unable to be appeased or pacified
Elegiac (adj.)
Mournful, of or like an elegy
Requiem (n.)
A mass, a musical composition or hymn in honor of the dead