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wantonness (n.)
the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry
intractability (n.)
the trait of being hard to influence or control
prodigality (n.)
Extreme abundance; lavishness
perfunctory (adj.)
Acting with indifference; showing little interest or care
pariah (n.)
A social outcast
petulance (n.)
An irritable petulant feeling
bellicose (adj.)
Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious
debasement (n.)
Changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
altruism (n.)
Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness
droll (adj.)
Amusingly odd or whimsically comical
sardonic (adj.)
Scornfully or cynically mocking
ribald (adj.)
Characterized by or indulging in vulgar, lewd humor.
pejorative (adj.)
Tending to make or become worse
anomalous (adj.)
Equivocal, as in classification or nature
paean (n.)
A song of joyful praise or exultation
discern (v.)
To recognize or comprehend mentally
ineffable (adj.)
Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable
picaresque (adj.)
involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction
denouement (n.)
The outcome of a sequence of events; the end result
penchant (n.)
A definite liking; a strong inclination
reticence (n.)
The state or quality of being reluctant; unwillingness
mien (n.)
An appearance or aspect
cravenness (n.)
cowardice (mean-spirited)
specious (adj.)
Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious
truculent (adj.)
Disposed to or exhibiting violence or destructiveness; fierce
ingenuousness (n.)
Openly straightforward or frank
supercilious (adj.)
Feeling or showing haughty disdain
recalcitrance (adj.)
The trait of being unmanageable
obsequiousness (n.)
abject or cringing submissiveness (servility)
unassailability (n.)
Impossible to dispute or disprove; undeniable