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Affable
pleasant and at ease in talking to others
Amiable
being friendly. amiable, good-natured, obliging, complaisant
Amicable
amicable, neighborly, friendly
Congenial
in harmony, pleasant;, sociable, genial
Genial
Sympathy or friendliness
Convivial
occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company
Cordial
warm and friendly
Gregarious
Sociable
Jocular
Liking to be with people. Joke around them and have fun
Levity
Gaiety. Lightheartedness
Introverted
- to concentrate or direct upon oneself
Burgeon
to grow and expand rapidly : flourish
Fluster
upset / discompose (to destroy the composure of)
Crony
a close friend especially of long standing : pal
Plaintiff
- a person who brings a legal action
Heckler
to harass and try to disconcert with question, Badger, Bait
Stringent
tight, constricted. Rigid.
Stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain
Stowaway
one that stows away (to put away for future use)
Subversive
attempt to overthrow or undermine a government
Bigot
a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
Fledgling
an immature or inexperienced person
Philistine
Narrow-minded.
Disdainful
scorn. )מלא בוז.
Phonetic
of or relating to spoken language or speech sounds
Unilateral
one-sided.
Pug-nose
a nose having a slightly concave bridge and flattened nostrils
Riveting
- having the power to fix the attention : engrossing, fascinating
Jester
fool
Pariah
outcast
Scoundrel
- a disreputable person : rascal
Soothsayer
a person who predicts the future by magical means. Foretell, prognosticate
Kindred
- family relationship : kinship
Maverick
an unbranded range animal,: an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party
Rescind
Remove, Take back, Cancel.
Bridle
the headgear with which a horse is governed. RESTRAINT
Gerrymander
to divide (an area) into political units
Impede
to interfere with or slow the progress of, HINDER, Obstruct
Joust
to fight on horseback
Neonate
a newborn child
Sonneteer
Composer of sonnets.
Aggravate
to make heavy : BURDEN b : INCREASE 2 : to make worse, more serious, or more severe
Lampoon
a harsh satire usually directed against an individual
Deride
to laugh at contemptuously synonym RIDICULE
Divulge
to make known synonym see REVEAL
Indulge
synonyms INDULGE, PAMPER, HUMOR, SPOIL, BABY, MOLLYCODDLE. to take unrestrained pleasure in : GRATIFY
Usurp
- to take the place of by or as if by force
Implore
to call or pray for earnestly : ENTREAT synonym see BEG
Beseech
- to request earnestly : IMPLORE synonym see BEG
Heed
to give consideration or attention to : MIND <heed what he says
Aggrandize
to make great or greater.
Distend
EXPAND
Banal
lacking originality, freshness, or novelty, TRITE, INSIPID
Cliché
: a trite phrase or expression, a hackneyed theme
Derivative
unoriginal, taken from something existing
Hackneyed
: to make common or frequent use of, to make trite, commonplace
Insipid
lacking taste or savor TASTELESS, lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge: Dull, flat, vapid, jejune, inane
lackluster
without brilliance, glow - boring. Lacking vitality.
Mundane
commonplace. Ordinary.
Platitude
a banal, trite, or stale remark
Prosaic
everyday. Ordinary
Trite
lacking freshness or interest. Hackneyed, stereotyped, threadbare.
Vapid
lacking liveliness, tang, briskness, or force: flat, dull
Curtail
: to make less by or as if by cutting off or away some part . Shorten.
Recalcitrant
Difficult to manage or operate. Resistant. Unruly.
Copycat
One who imitates or adopts the behavior or practices of another
Dilettante
a person having a superficial interest in an art or a branch of knowledge. Amateur, Dabbler,
Nuance
a subtle distinction or variation, sensibility to, awareness of, or ability to express delicate shadings
Heretic
NONCONFORMIST
Autocrat
a person (as a monarch) ruling with unlimited authority
Admonitions
counsel or warning against fault or oversight
Insurgent
A rebel
Tyro
novice, Amateur,
Enmity
positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will synonyms ENMITY, HOSTILITY, ANTIPATHY, ANTAGONISM, ANIMOSITY, RANCOR, ANIMUS
Aversion
a desire to avoid or turn from something
Jargon
confused unintelligible language, barbarous language
Whimsy
WHIM, CAPRICE
Benign
showing kindness and gentleness
Fervid
very hot : BURNING, impassioned
Crass
Gross. guided by or indicative of base or materialistic values
Dire
exciting horror, EXTREME, DISMAL, OPPRESSIVE, warning
Allay
To lessen fear. To calm. To relieve pain.
Alleviate
To lessen pain or tension
Ameliorate
– to make better, to lessen pain difficulty or tension
Appease
to make tranquil or quiet, especially by giving into demands. To pacify.
Assuage
– Pacify, quiet, relieve
Conciliate
To win someone over. to make compatible : RECONCILE
Mediate
acting through an intervening agency. To act as a go-between
Mitigate
to make or become less severe. To lessen pain or damage.
Mollify
To pacify. Soothe, to appease
Pacify
To calm, make peaceful. Restore to a tranquil state.
Placate
– to make calm. To soothe.
Quell
To pacify. Subdue. To quiet down.
Arrogant
proud, overbearing, haughty
Braggart
a loud arrogant boaster, one who brags
Complacent
self satisfied. Smug
Contemptuous
lacking respect. (Contempt), Scornful
Disdainful
full of bitter, scorn and pride
Egotistical
self absorbed, very conceited
Haughty
having a great pride in oneself and dislike for others
Insolent
Proud. boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior. Rude
Narcissistic
extreme self adoration. Feeling superior
Ostentatious
showing off. Pretentious
Pretentious
pretending increased importance. (to pretend
Presumptuous
too forward or bold. Overstepping proper bounds
Supercilious
looking down on others. Proud and scornful
Swagger
walk around in proud. (Ego
self satisfied. Smug
– at a distance
Meek
sounds like mik) – moderate (not strong), submissive
Guileless
innocent, naïve
Forthright
without hesitation, at once, frankly
Candid
fair, blunt, frank. free from bias, prejudice, or malice
Dainty
something delicious to the taste
Reclusive
Solitary. withdrawal from society
Listless
characterized by lack of interest, energy, or spirit
Rotund
roundness, chubby, plump
Craven
cowardly, without courage
Amenable
responsible, obedient, liable
Obtuse
> 90 deg & < 180, dull, blunt, insensitive, stupid
Zealot
fanatical, zealous, zeal – passion
Dogma
a doctrine concerning faith or morals, an established opinion
Resilient
Elastic, capable of withstanding shock without deformation
Stubborn
unreasonably or perversely unyielding. Lasting, obstinate, mulish,
Austere
morally strict, severe
Belittling
to cause (a person or thing) to seem little or less.
Edify
Build, establish, uplift, enlighten, inform
Vague
hazy, obscure
Perspicacious
Shrewd, Witty, Sharp, quick in learning
Discordant
disagreeing, In a quarrel
Bombastic
showing off in words
Circumlocution
the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea
Colloquial
familiar and informal conversation
Diffuse
not concentrated or localized, wordy
Digress
to turn aside from the main subject of attention or course of argument
Discourse
conversation, exchange of ideas
Eloquence
the quality of forceful or persuasive expressiveness
Garrulous
pointlessly or annoyingly talkative
Grandiloquent
pompous, or bombastic style,
Prattle
babble, meaningless sounds
Ramble
wander, to talk or write in a desultory or long-winded
Rant
to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
Rhetorical
being rhetoric – verbal
Verbose
containing more words than necessary (wordy)
Voluble
fluent, rapid speech, glib
Drivel
to talk stupidly and carelessly
Suave
smooth in texture, performance, or style, sophisticated.
Chatter
to utter rapid short sounds suggestive of language but inarticulate
Mirthful
gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter
Rave
to talk with extreme enthusiasm.
Veer
change in course or direction
Jovial
being jolly. happy
Uncanny
suggesting superhuman or supernatural powers – extraordinary
Inane
lacking significance, meaning, or point.
Kinesthetic
sense mediated by receptors located in muscles,
Audacious
bold, adventurous,
Delineate
in drawing, describe in details.
Oration
speech, Orator – speaker (good one!)
Leper
Leprosy
Jingoism
Nationalist or Chauvinist
Brittle
easily cracked
Flabby
lacking resilience or firmness (weak)
Stool
seat
Lanky
ungracefully tall and thin
Zesty
Zest – enjoyable exciting quality, piquancy, relish
Martinet
A strict disciplinarian
Lax
flexible
Disputant
engaged in a dispute
Jaunty
jumpy
Pesty
one who pesters
Imp
little demon
Contrite
Feeling pain, sorrow for sins
Trite
– not original
Onerous
burdensome
Temperate
moderate
Servile
of or befitting a slave or a menial position
Subservient
obsequiously submissive : truckling
Pious
devotion, Reverence (religious)
Pliable
adjustable to varying conditions , plastic
Gabby
wordy
Fetid
smelly
Dogged
marked by stubborn determination
Timid
lack of confidence
Terse
 smoothly elegant , concise
Taciturn
temperamentally disinclined to talk
Succinct
 marked by compact precise expression without wasted words
Reticent
inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech : reserved
Quiescent
marked by inactivity or repos
Pithy
center
Laconic
using or involving the use of a minimum of words
Concise
marked by brevity of expression or statement
Brevity
abbreviation. Short duration
animosity
ill will or resentment tending toward active hostility
antagonism
opposition of a conflicting force, tendency, or principle
bellicose
favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars
belligerent
waging war pugnacious, quarrelsome
cantankerous
difficult or irritating to deal with
captious
marked by an often ill-natured inclination to stress faults and raise objections
contentious
exhibiting an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes
polemical
of, relating to, or being a polemic controversial
pugnacious
having a quarrelsome or combative nature, truculent
truculent
aggressively self-assertive : belligerent
altruistic
unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others
benevolent
marked by or suggestive of goodwill
largess
liberal giving (as of money) to or as if to an inferior; generosity
lavish
expending or bestowing profusely : prodigal
magnanimous
showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit
<the irreproachable lives and magnanimous sufferings of their followers — Joseph Addison>

showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind
munificent
very liberal in giving or bestowing : lavish
philanthropic
of, relating to, or characterized by philanthropy : humanitarian
philanthropy
goodwill to fellowmen; especially : active effort to promote human welfare
prodigal
yielding abundantly : luxuriant

recklessly spendthrift

characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure
squander
to spend extravagantly or foolishly : dissipate, waste