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obtuse
1. slow, insensitive, stupid
2. blunt (corner)
an obtuse person
obtuse corner
Intrepid
courageous; fearless
an intrepid explorer
Resolute
determined; steadfast, firm

Resolved: a resolute character
stood resolute against the enemy;
faced with a resolute opposition

He's a resolved person

a resolute and unshakeable faith
Anomalous
inconsistent with or deviating from what is usual, normal, or expected
Advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe.
He held an anomalous position in the art world
Ubiquitous
existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent:
ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants
Spurious
–adjective 1. not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
2. Biology. (of two or more parts, plants, etc.) having a similar appearance but a different structure.
3. of illegitimate birth; bastard.
the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality
the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring
a spurious work of art
Dissolute
indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated.

Synonyms corrupt, loose, debauched, wanton, abandoned
Congreve draws a dissolute aristocratic society
Debauched
morally corrupt
debauched morals
Dubious
1. doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt
2. of doubtful quality or propriety; questionable: a dubious compliment.
3. of uncertain outcome.
4. wavering or hesitating in opinion; inclined to doubt
a dubious reply.
a dubious transaction
a dubious compliment.
in dubious battle
Licentious
1. sexually unrestrained; lascivious; libertine; lewd.
2. unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral.
3. going beyond customary or proper bounds or limits; disregarding rules.
he's a licentious person
Pertinent
pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant

antonym : irrelevant, impertinent
pertinent details.
Flagrant
Conspicuously bad, offensive, or reprehensible

syn: egregious
flagrant breach of international law
a flagrant miscarriage of justice


flagrant cases of wrongdoing at the highest levels of government
Egregious
extraordinary in some bad way
an egregious mistake;
an egregious liar.
Extemporaneous
impromptu
without any preparation
extemporaneous speech
extemporaneous actor
Verbose
characterized by the use of many or too many words;

prolix
A verbose report
Digressive
departing from the main subject
too superficial
a digressive speech
Laconic
Expressing much in few words
a laconic a reply
Succinct
Concise
a succinct reply
Garrulous
extremely talkative, roundabout manner, wordy
a garrulous speech
Circumspect
cautious, well-considered
circumspect decision
Elated
very happy or proud; jubilant; in high spirits
in an elated mood
Piquant
1. spicy. 2. intriguing. 3. sharp, clever.

antonym: insipid
a piquant glance
of piquant wit
Insipid
without stimulating qualities
an insipid person
an insipid soup