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pundits
critics
interloper
intruder
effete
exhausted
staple
necessities
hospitable
friendly & welcome to guests
gumption
initiative, self-motivated to act
chutzpah
nerve
propriety
acceptable
emigre
emigrant
consensus
general agreement
jargon
specialized language of a group
feckless
weak, ineffective
belittle
degrave
proffers
offer
precarious
unstable, dangerous, risky
demise
death
rigors
strictness
evanescent
vanishing
confer
give
solace
comfort
cursory
hasty
negligible
small, unimportant
balked
refuse to go on, stop short
ubiquitous
widespread
detractors
divert
moot
discussion
malcontent
rebel
elicits
to bring out
transcendent
surpassing
reminiscent
remind
heyday
high spirits
myriad
a great number
devotee
advocate, supporter
hone
moan
stellar
outstanding
loathe
hate
parity
equal
dictum
a popular saying; maxim
impotent
weak, powerless
taciturn
silent; untalkative
unsullied
clean; not stained or tainted
imprudent
unwise; rash
vapid
dull, stale, lacking life or spirit
malevolent
evil; malicious
predilection
a preference or tendency
nebulous
hazy; vague; lacking definite form
foray
a venture; initial attempt in some field
indigenous
native; occurring naturally in an area
illicitly
illegally; unlawfully
sojourn
to stay for a time; reside temporarily
contentious
quarrelsome; belligerent
fractious
inclined to make trouble; unruly; cranky; irritable
amiable
cordial; friendly
auspicious
fortunate; favorable
melancholy
sad
tacit
not spoken; implied
benevolence
good will; a kindly act
morbid
psychologically unhealthy; preoccupied with unwholesome matters; gruesome; grisly
placidly
calmly
asinine
stubbornly stupid or silly
prowess
superior skill or ability
unfathomable
deviations from the typical or norm
caricature
an exaggerated or distorted representation/picture (for effect-often comic)
quelled
to put down, suppress; pacify; quiet
innate
possessed at birth; inborn; inherent
fanatical
driven by excessive or irrational zeal
deportment
behavior
mortify
to humiliate; to shame
obstreperous
noisily defiant; unruly; boisterous; unmanageable
simultaneous
at the same time
passe
no longer in fashion; out of date
livid
extremely angry; furious
umbrage
offense; resentment
altercation
a heated; noisy quarrel
haughty
proud and arrogantly vain; scornful
garish
loud; flashy; gaudy; glaring
austere
somber; grave; simple; bare; without ornamentation
formidable
arousing fear, dread, or alarm; awesome; difficult to defeat
tentative
uncertain
infallible
incapable of error; dependable
placid
calm
inaudible
not able to be heard
venerable
worthy of respect
succinct
concise; terse
uncouth
crude; unrefined; rude
subtle
difficult to detect; not obvious
affluent
rich
adamant
unyielding; inflexible
vehement
characterized by intensity of emotion; emphatic
sordid
filthy or dirty; foul; morally degraded; vile
bovine
pertaining to an ox or cow
obituary
a death notice
demise
to die
spurious
counterfeit; false
florid
heavily decorated or embellished; flowery (as in fancy speech)
nondescript
lacking distinctive qualities
irascible
easily angered; prone to outbursts of temper
squandered
wasted