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pedantic (adj)
showy about knowledge
paedere
grandiose (adj)
pretentious; ridiculously exaggerated
grandis
bombastic (adj)
pompous; using inflated language
lofty (adj)
haughty; overly proud
garish (adj)
flashy;loud
opulence (adj)
luxuriousness
opulentus
pretentious (adj)
ostentatious - snobby
gaudy (adj)
showy in a tasteless way
dogged (adj)
determined, unwilling to give up
inexorable (adj)
relentless
obstinate (adj)
stubborn
obsinatus
intransigent (adj)
uncompromising
in + transigente
contentious (adj)
quarrelsome
contendere + ious
recalcitrant (adj)
stubbornly rebellious
obdurate (adj)
intractable; not easily persuaded
obdurare
adept (adj)
highly skilled
paragon (n)
a model of excellence; perfection
para
deft (adj)
adroit, skillfull
preeminent (adf)
outstandtin
descerning (adj)
showing good judgment of keen insight
dis + cernere
consummate (adj)
perfect in every respect
con + summus
dexterous (adj)
skillful with the hands
dexter + ous
nefarious (adj)
wicked; sinful
ne + fas
repugnant (adj)
offensive; repulsive
re + pugnare
odious (adj)
worthy of dislike; arousing feelings of dislike
odiosus
malefactof (n)
an evil odor
mal + facere
avarice (n)
extreme greed
bigotry (n)
intolerance towards those who are different
miserly (adj)
lacking generosity
mis
inimical (adj)
unfriendly
in + amicus
curmudgeous (n)
a cranky person
misanthrope (n)
one who hates human kind
mis + anthro
charlatan (n)
a fraud; a quack
chiarlatino
ruse (n)
a crafty scheme
subterfuge (n)
a scheme; an attmept to deceive
subter + fugere
dupe (n)
one who is easily deceived
pilver (V)
to steal
swindle (v)
to cheat
embezzle (v)
to steal money from one's employer
machination (n)
a crafty scheme
machina
bilk (v)
to cheat; swindle
filch (v)
to steal
fleece (v)
to defraud of money, to swindle
hedonist (n)
a pleasure seeker
hedone
ascetic (n)
one who lives a holy life of self denial
asketes
nihilist (n)
one who rejects moral distinctions and knowable "truths"
despot (n)
a tyrant; one who rules oppressively
despotes
narcissist(n)
one who is in love with his/her own image
zealot (n)
one who engages passionately in a cuase
sybarite (n)
and individual who seeks luxury
assuage (v)
to soothe anger or paine; to satisfy a hunger
suavis
mollify (v)
to soothe the anger of
mollis
exonerate (v)
to clear from accusation
ex + onus
placate (v)
to clear from accusation
placare
exculpate (v)
to free from blame
ex + culpa
emollient (n)
a substance that softens
mollis
absolve (v)
to pardon
ab + solvere