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askance
with suspicion, distrust, or disapproval
benign
gentle, kind, forgiving, understanding, having a favorable or beneficial effect
charlatan
one who feignd knowledge or ability, a pretender, imposter or quack
decimate
to kill or destroy a large part of
foible
a weak point, failing, minor flaw
fraught
full of or loaded with, acompanied by
obsequious
marked by slavish attentiveness, excessively submissive, often for purely self interested reasons
obtuse
blunt, not coming to a point, slow or dull in understanding, mearsure between 90-180
rebuff
to snub, to repel, drive away, a check or curt rejection
deprecate
to express mild disapproval, to belittle
eclectic
drawn from different sources, one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
flaccid
limp, not firm, lacking vigor or effectiveness
inexorable
inflexible, beyond influence, relentless, unyielding
rife
common, prevalent, widespread, happening often, full. abounding, plentiful, abundant, replete
rudiments
the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first, the earliest stages of anything
sequester
to set apart, separate for a special purpose, to take possession of and hold in custody
aesthetic
pertaining to beauty, sensitive or responsive to beauty
defunct
no longer in existence or functioning, dead
gregarious
living together in a herd or groupm sociable, seeking the company of others
hapless
marked by a persistene absence of good luck
impeccable
faultless, beyond criticism or blame
irreparable
incapable of being repaired or rectified
laconic
concise, using few words
mendacious
giving to lying or deception, untrue
abstruse
extremely difficult to understand
affront
an open or intentional insult, a slight, to insult to ones face, to face in defiancem confront
cognizant
aware, knowledgable, informed, having jorisdiction
deign
to think it appropiate or suitable to ones dignity to do something, condescend
efficacy
the power to produce a desired result
ethereal
light, airy, delicate, highly refined, suggesting what is heavenly rather then what is earthbound
facade
the front or face of a building, a surface appearance, as opposed to what may lie behind
incoongruous
not in keeping, unsuitable, incompatible
mesmerize
to hypnotize, entrance, to fascinate, enthrall, bewitch
beatific
blissful, rendering or making blessed
cacophonous
harsh sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
chicanery
trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double dealing
consign
to give order to another's carem charge, or control; to entrust, deliver, to set apart for a special use
coup
a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan or strategm, a sudden takeover of power or leadership
euphemism
a mild or inoffensice expression used in place of a hardh or unplesant one, a substitute
imminent
about to happen, threatening
innate
natural, inborn, inherent, built in
minutiae
small or trivial details, trifling matters
moratorium
a suspension of activity, an official waiting period, an authorized period of delay
pariah
one who is rejected by a social group or organization
wizened
dry, shrunken, and wrinkled, often as a result of aging