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Cull
V. 1. To Select.
2. To remove the unfit from a group.
Cupidity
N. Extreme desire (especially for wealth).
Cynic
N. A person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness.
A person whose outlook is scornfully and often habitually negative.
Definitive
Adj. 1. Clearly defined or explicit. 2. Authoratative or complet work on a subject ("the definitive Beatles CD collection")
Decadence
N. - A period of deterioration or decline, as in morals.
Deprecatory
Adj. - Expressing disapproval or criticism.
Desultory
Adj. - Leaping from one thing to another.

Etymology - "To leap from one horse to another."
Devious
Adj. - Not straightforward; shifty: "a devious character."
Departing from the correct or accepted way; "achieved success by devious means."
Deviating from the straight or direct course.
Dilettante
N. - A dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge. (See Synonyms at amateur.)
A lover of the fine arts; a connoisseur.
Dipsomania
N. - An alcoholic.
Disinterested
Adj. - Impartial, free of bias.
Dissemble
V. - To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
Distraught
Adj. - Deeply upset and angry with concern.
Dogmatic
Adj. - Having an arogant opinion that shuts out other opinions.
Dour
Adj. - Stern and without humor.
Dowdy
Adj. - Lacking style, purely for function, especially in dress.
Eccentricity
N. - A behavior that is a deviation from the normal or expected,
Effigy
N. - A dummy representing a hated person or figure.
Elucidate
V. To shed light upon or to clarify.
Encumber
V. - To hinder the movement of with a heavy load; to burden.
Ennui
N. - Listlessness and disfatisfaction resulting from lack of interest.
Enthrall
V. - To capture the attention of.
Entity
N. - Something that exists as a particular unit.
Equable
Adj. - Balanced and steady.
Evince
V. - To show or demonstrate clearly; to give expression to. "The documentary on Haiti evinced the necessity for health care in that country."
Root - Vic or Vinc latin conquest or victory.
Evoke
V. - To bring out or to call forth, as in a feeling
Extricate
V - To release from entanglement.
Facet
N. - 1. A flat polished surface on a gemstone or natural crystal. 2. One of numerous aspects of a subject or issue.
Facetious
Adj. - Playfully jocular; humorous.
Faction
N. - A subgroup with a specific agenda.
Faux Pas
N. - A foolish mistake, especially a social blunder.
Fester
V. - To rot or decay.
Fidelity
N. - Faithfulness to obligations.
Flotilla
N. - A small fleet of ships
Flux
N. - 1. Constant or frequent change; fluctuation. 2. A flowing
Foppish
Adj. - Preoccupied with, or vain about, clothes and manners. dandified.
Foray
N. 1. - A sudden millitary advance.
2. - An initial attempt.
Forte
N. - A strong point where someone excels.
Furtive
Adj. - Characterized by stealth.
Gambol
V. - To leap around or frolic.
Germane
Adj. - Being right on topic; pertinent. Appropriate to the situation.
Gourmet
N. - An expert in fine food and drink.
Gregarious
Adj. - Sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others.
Gullible
Adj. - Easily Deceived.
Hedonism
N. - Pursuit of, or devotion to, pleasure, especially pleasures of the senses.
Hirsute
Adj. Hairy; covered with hair.
Hiatus
N. - A pause, delay or temporary break in something.
Histrionic
Adj. - Excessively Dramatic.
Hybrid
N. - Something of a mixed origin.
Iconoclastic
adj : characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions