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acerbic
having a sour, bitter taste
amalgamate
to combine
amenable
agreeable
bolster
provide support
credulous
gullible
diatribe
harsh denunciation
fervent
very emotional
flout
to show contempt for
foruitous
happening by chance
garrulous
talking too much
germane
relevant
glib
nonchalant; superficial
halcyon
calm; peaceful
hubris
arrogant pride
idolatrous
intense devotion
imperturbable
extremely calm
implacable
not capable of changing
intrepid
couragous
laconic
using few words
maverick
an independent person
mendacity
dishonesty
mercurial
rapidly changing (especially mood)
obdurate
unyielding
obfuscate
to make confusing
obsequious
showing a fawning attentiveness
obstinate
stubborn
opprobrium
disgrace
ostentatious
pretentious
pedantic
excessive attention to formal rules
phlegmatic
calm
polemical
controversial; argumentative
rancorous
bitter resentment
rhetoric
effective use of language for persuasion
salubrious
promoting good health
sedulous
hard working
solvent
1. able to meet financial obligations
2. able to dissolve a substance
soporific
causing drowsiness
inimitable
one of a kind
iniquity
wickedness
inscrutable
incapable of being discovered or understood
insouciant
carefree
insular
narrow-minded
interdict
to forbid
inveigh
to attack verbally
inveterate
deep-rooted
involute
complex
jejune
uninteresting
jibe
to agree
jocose
humorous
labile
readily open to change
lachrymose
causing tears; tearful
lassitude
weariness
libertine
someone unrestrained by morality
limpid
transparent
lubricious
slippery
luculent
easily understood
macerate
to waste away
maculate
impure
malinger
to avoid work
maunder
to digress
mellifluous
sweetly flowing (usually refers to words)
mendicant
beggar
meretricious
cheap; showy
mettle
stamina
mettlesome
courageous
militate
to have weight; to argue against
minatory
threatening
misogynist
one who hates women
multifarious
varied
nadir
low point
natty
trimly neat and tidy
nexus
a connection
nonplused
baffled
nostrum
questionable remedy
nugatory
inconsequential
obloquy
sharp criticism
obstreperous
noisy
officious
meddlesome
ossified
conventional; tending to become more rigid
ostensible
appearing as such
overweening
oberbearing
palliate
to make something appear less serious
paradigm
an example
pariah
an outcast
parry
to block
parsimonious
cheap
paucity
scarcity
peccadillo
a slight offense; minor sin