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abstruse
hard to understand; recondite; esoteric
affable
pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial
audacity
boldness or daring, esp. with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety
contrite
caused by or showing sincere remorse.
credulous
willing to believe or trust too readily
depravity
Moral corruption or degradation. act of...
deprecate
to express earnest disapproval of.
didactic
intended for instruction; instructive
dormant
lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive, as in sleep; torpid
enigmatic
resembling an enigma; perplexing; mysterious.
erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
exotic
of foreign origin or character; not native; introduced from abroad
fuse
a tube, cord, or the like, filled or saturated with combustible matter
immutable
not mutable; unchangeable; changeless
incorrigible
not corrigible; bad beyond correction or reform
loathe
to feel disgust or intense aversion for
mitigate
to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate
nullify
to render or declare legally void or inoperative
pacifistic
of or pertaining to pacifism or pacifists
pretentious
characterized by assumption of dignity or importance
prologue
a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel
recant
to withdraw or disavow
servile
slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning:
trepidation
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation.
vilify
to speak ill of; defame; slander
aesthetic
pertaining to a sense of the beautiful or to the science of aesthetics
aloof
at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart:
archaic
marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated
assuage
o make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate
belie
to show to be false; contradict
contentious
tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome
daunt
to overcome with fear; intimidate
debilitate
to make weak or feeble
discord
lack of concord or harmony between persons or things
dissemination
o scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed
egocentric
having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things
euphemism
the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt
gluttonous
ending to eat and drink excessively; voracious
mundane
of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven
ominous
portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious
petulance
the state or quality of being petulant
pompous
characterized by an ostentatious display of dignity or importance
precocious
unusually advanced or mature in development, esp. mental development
slothful
sluggardly; indolent
trivia
matters or things that are very unimportant, inconsequential, or nonessential
verbose
characterized by the use of many or too many words
virulent
actively poisonous; intensely noxious
volatile
actively poisonous; intensely noxious