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contemptuous
showing contempt; scornful
she was intolerant and contemptuous of the majority of the human race
presumptuous
failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropiate (of person or their behavior)
I hope I wont be considered presumptuous if I offer some advice
pithy
concise and forcefully expressive
terse
colloquial
use in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal
prattle
talk at length in a foolish way
she began to prattle on about her visit to the dentist
banal
lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring
songs with banal, repeated words
verbose
expressed in more words than are needed
try not to be so verbose when youre being interviewed
insipid
lacking energy or interest
mugs of insipid coffee
vapid
offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging
tuneful but vapid musical comedies
placate
make less angry or hostile (person)
they attempted to placate the students with promises
antagonism
active hostility or opposition
his antagonism toward the local people
altruistic
unselfish, compassionate, kind
a team of altruistic doctors who left their lucratives practices to open a clinic in Zambia
squander
foolish waste (ex. money,time)
entrepreneurs squander their profits on expensive cars
lithe
thin, supple, and graceful ex. dancer
coalesce
come together and form one mass or whole
the seperate details coalesce to form a single body of scientific thought