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tendentious
Marked by a strong implicit point of view; partisan: a tendentious account of the recent elections.
sententious
1. Terse and energetic in expression; pithy.
2.
a. Abounding in aphorisms.
b. Given to aphoristic utterances.
3.
a. Abounding in pompous moralizing.
b. Given to pompous moralizing.
assiduous
1. Constant in application or attention; diligent: an assiduous worker who strove for perfection. See Synonyms at busy.
2. Unceasing; persistent: assiduous research.
morose
Sullenly melancholy; gloomy.
munificent
1. Very liberal in giving; generous.
2. Showing great generosity: a munificent gift. See Synonyms at liberal.
truculent
1. Disposed to fight; pugnacious.
2. Expressing bitter opposition; scathing: a truculent speech against the new government.
3. Disposed to or exhibiting violence or destructiveness; fierce.
obsequious
Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.
sottise
(Fr) foolish remark, foolishness
probity
Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness: "He was a gentlemanly Georgian, a person of early American probity" Mary McGrory.
tremulous
1. Marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking.
2. Timid or fearful; timorous.
anticomania
adulation of classical antiquity (pejorative) - Falconet
abiding
Lasting for a long time; enduring
sans-souci
Without care; free and easy.
unexceptionable
Beyond any reasonable objection; irreproachable.
patrician
1. A person of refined upbringing, manners, and tastes.
2. A member of an aristocracy; an aristocrat.
3. A member of one of the noble families of the ancient Roman Republic, which before the third century b.c. had exclusive rights to the Senate and the magistracies.
4. Used as a title for members of a class of honorary nobility appointed by the Byzantine emperors.
5. A member of the hereditary ruling class in the medieval free cities of Italy and Germany.
trompe l'oeil
A style of painting that gives an illusion of photographic reality (fr:deceive the eye)
obtuse
blunt, Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.
lubricious
slippery, lewd
assignation
meeting between lovers, tryst