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Convivial
occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company
Jocular
Liking to be with people. Joke around them and have fun
Levity
Gaiety. Lightheartedness
Stringent
tight, constricted. Rigid
Subversive
attempt to overthrow or undermine a government
Philistine
Narrow-minded.
Pariah
Outcast
Neonate
a newborn child; within 28 days
Beseech
- to request earnestly : IMPLORE synonym see BEG
Platitude
a banal, trite, or stale remark
Prosaic
everyday. Ordinary
Vapid
lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force: flat, dull
Recalcitrant
Difficult to manage or operate. Resistant. Unruly
Admonitions
counsel or warning against fault or oversight
Enmity
positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will synonyms ENMITY, HOSTILITY, ANTIPATHY, ANTAGONISM, ANIMOSITY, RANCOR, ANIMUS
Benign
showing kindness and gentleness
Crass
Gross. guided by or indicative of base or materialistic values
Conciliate
To win someone over. to make compatible : RECONCILE
Contemptuous
lacking respect. (Contempt), Scornful
Insolent
Proud. boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior. Rude
Supercilious
looking down on others. Proud and scornful
Guileless
innocent, naïve
Dainty
something delicious to the taste
Listless
characterized by lack of interest, energy, or spirit
Circumlocution
the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea
Colloquial
familiar and informal conversation
Mirthful
gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter
Kinesthetic
sense mediated by receptors located in muscles,
Jingoism
Nationalist or Chauvinist
Zesty
Zest – enjoyable exciting quality, piquancy, relish
Martinet
A strict disciplinarian
Contrite
Feeling pain, sorrow for sins
Onerous
burdensome
Servile
of or befitting a slave or a menial position
Pliable
adjustable to varying conditions , plastic
Fetid
smelly
Quiescent
marked by inactivity or repos
Brevity
abbreviation. Short duration
bellicose
favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars
captious
marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections
polemical
of, relating to, or being a polemic controversial
eponymous
giving one's name to a tribe, place, etc.: Romulus, the eponymous founder of Rome.
inexorable
unyielding; unalterable: inexorable truth; inexorable justice.
fungible
(esp. of goods) being of such nature or kind as to be freely exchangeable or replaceable, in whole or in part, for another of like nature or kind.
quixotic
Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality.
Capricious; impulsive: "At worst his scruples must have been quixotic, not malicious" (Louis Auchincloss).
nonplussed
puzzled
to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely
consternation
To my consternation, when I reached home I found I had lost the key of the house. (paralyzing dismay)
charlatan
A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
progenitors
Direct ancestor
nihilistic
1. total rejection of established laws and institutions.
2. anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity.
3. total and absolute destructiveness, esp. toward the world at large and including oneself: the power-mad nihilism that marked Hitler's last years.
euphonious
pleasant in sound; agreeable to the ear; characterized by euphony: a sweet, euphonious voice
cognoscenti/cognoscente
A person with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; a connoisseur.
parvenus
n. A person who has suddenly risen to a higher social and economic class and has not yet gained social acceptance by others in that class.
inquietude
A state of restlessness or uneasiness; disquietude.
venal
1. willing to sell one's influence, esp. in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary: a venal judge.
2. able to be purchased, as by a bribe: venal acquittals.
plenipotent
invested with or possessing full power
puissance
power, might, force
inutile
no use or service.
neoteric
modern; new; recent
macerate
to soak, to steep
decorum
etiquette
stem
to arise,to descend
DISSONANCE
A HARSH AND DISAGREEABLE COMBINATION, OFTEN OF SOUNDS
EFFICACY
EFFECTIVENESS
DISABUSE
TO SET RIGHT; TO FREE FROM ERROR
EXCULPATE
TO CLEAR FROM BLAME; PROVE INNOCENT
ELEGY
A SORROWFUL POEM OR SPEECH
ENGENDER
TO PRODUCE, CAUSE, OR BRING ABOUT
AMALGAM
A MIXTURE, ESPECIALLY TWO METALS
DERISIVE
IN A MOCKING MANNER
nascent (adj)
coming into being, in early developmental stages
paean (n)
a song or hymn of praise and thanksgiving
perfunctory (adj)
cursory, done without care or interest
perfidy (n)
intentional breach of faith, treachery
ingenuous (adj)
artless, frank and candid, lacking in sophistication
virulent (adj)
extremely harmful or poisonous, bitterly hostile or antagonistic
cursory (adj)
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
fulminate (v)
to loudly attack or denounce
innocuous (adj)
harmless, causing no damage
chary (adj)
wary, cautious, sparing
ebullience (n)
enthusiasm, exuberance
quiescence (n)
stillness
ascetic (n)
one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
redoubtable (adj)
awe-inspiring, worthy of honor
inveigle (v)
to obtain by deception or flattery
incipient (adj)
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage, e.g. an incipient cold.
supplant (v)
to take the place of, supersede
urbane (adj)
sophisticated, refined, elegant
penurious (adj)
penny-pinching, excessively thrifty, ungenerous
emollient (adj/n)
soothing, esp. to the skin, an agent that smoothes the skin
odious (adj)
evoking intense dislike or aversion
peruse (v)
to examine with great care
squalid (adj)
sordid, wretched and dirty as from neglect
pernicious (adj)
extremely harmful, potentially causing death
impecunious (adj)
lacking funds
putrefy (v)
to rot or decay and give off a foul odor
prodigious (adj)
abundant in size / force / extent, extraordinary
sordid
foul
extemportaneous
improvised, done without preparation
relegate
to lower place or position
canonical
traditional standard
prescience
foreknowledge of event,
veracity
honesty
magnanimity
being generously noble in mind and heart
noxious
harmful
synthesis
to combine
ennui
dissatisfaction from boredom
torpid
dormant, sluggish
viscous
thick, sticky
prolific
producing large number, productive
oscillation
act of swinging back and forth
imperturbable
marked by extremely calm, steadiness
infelicitous
unfortunate, inappropriate
inchoate
in an initial stage, not fully formed
pedagogy
to profession of principle of teaching
idolatrous
devotion to something
acumen
keen, accurate insight
proliferate
to grow or inc. swiftly and abundantly
hegemony
consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
rancorous
charactered by bitter, long lasting resentment
placete
to appease, to calm
halcyon
calm, peaceful
profuse
given abundantly, prodigal
evanescent
tending to disappear like vapor, vanishing
pith
essential or central part
impassive
revealing no emotion
querulous
prone to complaining
mendacity
the condition of being untruthfil, dishonesty
platitude
a superficial remark, meaningful
obsequious
exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
implacable
not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
germance
relevant to the subject at hand
repudiate
to refuse to have anything to do with
pine
to languish, to lose vigor
pervasive
spread throughout
trasient
fleeting, brief
pragmatic
practical rather than idealistic
variegated
multicolored, variety of patches of different color
vituperate
to use harsh condem language, abusively
sedulous
diligent, persistent, hard working
obfuscate
to make confusing
impetuous
hastily energetic, impulsive
refulgent
shiny, brilliant
acerbic
having a sour or bitter taste or character
vacillate
waver
inimical
harmful, injurious
soporific
causing drowsiness, tending to induce sleep
spendthrift
one who spends money wastefully
pervade
spread throughout
intrepid
steadfast and courageous
phlegmatic
calm, unemotional
probity
adherence to highest principles, uprightness
mercurial
charactered by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
recondite
hidden, difficult to understand
untenable
indefensible, uninhabitable
intractable
to easily managed or directed
astringent
having a tighening effect on living tisue
flout
show comtempt for ,as in a rule or convention
rarefy
to make or become thin, refine
derision
scorn, ridicule
immutable
not capable of changing
quotidian
occuring daily, commonplace
hubris
overbearing pride, arrogance
imminent
about to happen
Gainsay
to deny, dispute, or contradict.
Coda
Music. a more or less independent passage, at the end of a composition, introduced to bring it to a satisfactory close.
Commensurate
Corresponding in extend, degree, amount
Compendium
Brief, comprehensive summary
Conciliatory
Soothing, reconciling
Dissolution
Disintergrate, lose morals
Divest
Strip; deprive
elicit
Draw out by discussion
Equanimity
Calmness; composure
Fatuous
Silly, inane yet smug
Foment
Stir up; insitgate
gouge
overcharge
Harangue
Long passionate speech
Indigence
Poverty
insensible
unconscious; unresponsive
insularity
narrow-mindedness; isolation
Invective
Abuse, reproach, censure
Irresolute
uncertian how to act, weak.
Lassitude
Languish; weariness
obdurate
Stubborn, unyeilding
occlude
Close, Shut out
officious
meddlesome, offering help for self
opprobrium
infamy
paragon
model of perfection
penchant
Strong inclination, liking
perfidious
Treacherous
plasticity
ability to be modeled
percipitate
Rash, hasty
pristine
characteristic of earlier times
propitiate
appease
propriety
fitness; correct conduct.
proscribe
banish; outlaw
qualified
Limited; restrictions
refractory
stubborn; unmanagaeble
reprobate
person hardened in sin; devoid of decency
reverent
respectful;worshipful
secrete
hide away cache
stint
be thrifty
stolid
dull; impassive
striated
marked with parallel bands; grooved
supposition
hypothesis
tangential
peripheral; only slightly connected
transgression
violation of law; sin
venerate
Revere
welter
Turmoil; jumble