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identity
the sameness of a person or a thing at all times or in all circumstances
torpid
benumbed, deprived or devoid of the power of motion or feeling. torpor
bilious
of, pertaining to, or connected with bile. can also describe temperment
diffident
wanting confidence or trust
virulent
extreme acrimony or bitterness of speech. extremely severe or agressive
acrimony
bitterness full of ranco
insolent
proud, disdainful, overbearing, offensively contemptuous of the rights or feelings of others
lamentable
that is to be regreeted, to cry out in grief
truculent
charecterized by or exhibitng ferocity or cruelty
interloper
an unautherized traitor, an intruder, where he or she should not be
insuperable
impossible to be oversome
soporific
inducing or tending to induce sleep
inanition
the condition of being empty, the exhausted condition resulting from lack of food
regale
to give pleasure or amusement too
staid
a belief or institution, fixed permanent, settled unchanging
Rubicon
one that , when corssed, commits a person irrevocably
de rigueur
what is required, perscribed, or required by fahsion etiquette or custum
fait accompli
a thing accomplished and presumable irreversible
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable
vapid
lacking livelyness, tang brisqueness or force
chimera
head of a lion, boady of a goat. to be chimeracle is vainly or fantasticaly conceived, imaginary
taciturn
charecterized by silence, or disinclination to communication
expiate
to atone, to gt rit of guilt for something to extinguish the guild incured by
protracted
lengthened, extended, prolonged
extirpate
to destroy, or to uproot, to destroy completely, wipe out, pull out by the roots
ineffable
incapble of being expressed in words
limpid
marked by transperency, free from turbidity or suspended matter
inscrutable
not readily investigated, interpreted, or understood; mysterious unreadable
dissipation
an act of self indulgence, excessive drinking
vicissitude
the quality or state of being changeable
assiduous
of persons or agents, constant in application, to the buisness at hand
plebian
in general a person not of noble or priveleged rank
evanescent
that is on the pont of vanishing or becoming inperceptiable. It does not last long, vanishing
punctilious
strictly observant of nice points or details of action or behavior
ascetic
practicing strct self denial as a matter of personal faith. Spiratual disipline
purloin
to make away wiht, to steal, especially under circumstances that involve a breach of trust
wanton
out of control, ungovernable, extravagant
diaphanous
see through, sheer, about fabric.
alacrity
with eager promise, enthusiasim
prevaricate
to deviate from the truth
inexorable
unstoppable, incapable of being moved by entreaty, relentless
rapacious
giving togrant, or take for oneself, inordinately greedy
inordinate
exceeding reasonable limits
culpable
guilty, deserving condenation, able to be held responsible for
recondite
hidden from sight, concealed, difficult or impossible for one ofordinary understanding to comprehend
inisidious
waiting for a chance to entrap, treacherous, harmful but not enticing
despot
a ruler with absolute power and authority
crapulous
charecterized by gross excess in eating or drinking, suffering the effects iof intemperance of drinking
intemperance
lack of moderation, habitual drinking of intoxicants
supercilious
haughitily contemteous in charecter or demeanoer having or marked by an air of contemptious superiority or disdan
xenophobia
fear of foreigners
besotted
having the affections, foolishly and doteingly engaged, infatuated
sanguine
rosay, a lot of blood in body, optimistic and confident, desposed to hopefullness
autodidact
a self taught person
vex
to bring trouble, distress, or agitation
garrulous
given to much talking, fond of indulging in talk or chatter
tractable
that can be easily managed, docile, teachable
badinage
light baner, witty playful reparte, verbal sparring
hobnob
to associate with familiarity
lascivious
ful or lude
tawdry
cheap and gaudy in appearence, or quality
egregious
remarkable for being bad
parsimonious
frugal ot the point of being hceap or stingy
frugal
bvery careful not to waste money or things
platitude
a banal, trite, or stale remark, overused
banal
common place
dilettante
a person having a superficial interest in an art or branch of knowledge, just for fun, not seriously
arcane
hidden, concealed, secret
ostensible
seeming, apparent, plaussible rather than demonstrably true
myriad
a large and varied quantity, as a nummeral 10000, countless, innumerable
esoteric
designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone. requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is known by a small group
auspicious
favorable, portending, a favorable outcome
vitriolic
extremely sharp, caustic (burning), seathing or bitterly ill natured.
bete noire
a person or thing strongly detested or avoided
zeitgeist
the general intellectual moral and cultural climate of the time, spirit of the time
haggard
having a worn or emaciated appearance
milieu
the physicial or soial setting in which something occurs or develops, enviroment
spurious
outwardly similar or corresponding to something without having its genuine qualities
coy
quiet, shy, shrinking from contact or familiarity, pretending to be coy to attract, playing hard to get
grandiose
effectedly grand, pompous, charecterized by affectation or grandeur or splendeure, faking or exaggeration
sartorial
belonging to a tailor or its art. of or related to clothes
mendacious
givin to or charecterized by flasehood, dishonest
deleterious
harmful, often in a subtle or unexpeceted way ex: smoking
inure
to accustom, to accept something undesirealbe, ex: cold
temerity
unreasonable or foolhardy, contempt for danger or opposition
coquette
a person who endevors to gain the attention or admiration of the opposite without sincere affection
placate
to sooth or mollify especially by conscension
pariah
one that is despised or rejected, outcast
avatar
a diety who incarnates as a human
opulent
rich, wealthy, affluent, lavish
desultory
skipping about, jumping or flitting from one thing to another
predilection
a mental preference or partiality
erate
to make impure by the addition of a foreign or inferior substance
invidious
tending to cause discontent, naimosity or envy with words
raison d'etra
natioanl ground for existing, reason for being, justification for being
feckless
weak, ineffective, worthless, irresponsible
putative
that is such by supposition, or by repute. "so called" assumed that something is something
aberrant
dirviging or deviating from any moral standerd
paradigh
example or pattern an outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype,
abstemious
marked by restrain, especially in food or alcohol
palliate
to ease symptoms wihtout curing the underlying disease
accolade
an award or expression of praise
pastiche
a composition that is made up of selections from other works
aspersion
a false or misleading charge meant to harm someones reputation, use with cast
pontificate
to speak in a dogmatic, pompous way
blithe
of a happy, lighthearted charecter or disposition, laking due thought or consideration
petulant
displaying peevish impatience or irritation especially on slight occasion
recourse
a turning to someone or something for help or protection
chicanery
trickery, clever trickery
irascible
easily provoked to anger, hot tempered
derelict
abandoned, especially by the owner or occupant, a distitute, homeless social msifit
venal
open to corrupt influence, and espeicially by bribery
erudite
of persons and their faculties, learned, scholarly
outre
beyond teh bonds of what is usual and considered correct, or proper, bizzare
goad
to instigate or impel by some form of mental pain or annoynace
veritable
genuine, real, true, being in fact the thing named, not false
allay
to lessen the severity or intensity of
obsequious
unduly or servilely compliant, suck up, marked by and exhibitng fawning attentiveness
dearth
scarcity that makes dear, a lack of, you want more
hoi pol-loi
the general populace, masses, regular people
ennui
a feeling of wearniess and dissatisfaction, boredom
soiree
evening party
intrinsic
inward, internal, situated withing, inherent, belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing
festoon
to decorate, to adorn, A festoon= a garland