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acerbic
having a sour or bitter taste or character
aggrandize
to inc. in intensity, power, influence
alchemy
medieavl science aimed as the transmulation of metal into gold
anachronism
something or someone out of place in term of historical or chronological context
astringent
having a tighening effect on living tisue
contiguous
sharing the border
convention
generally agreed practice
credulous
tending to believe too readily
cynicism
attitude that all people are motivated by selfishness
decorum
polite or appropriate conduct or behavior
derision
scorn, ridicule
desiccate
to dry out, to make dry
dilettante
beginner
disparage
to slight or belittle
divulge
to disclose sth secret
fawn
to flatter excessively
flout
show comtempt for ,as in a rule or convention
garrulous
pointlessly talkative
glib
lacking in depth, superficial
hubris
overbearing pride, arrogance
imminent
about to happen
immutable
not capable of changing
impetuous
hastily energetic, impulsive
indifferent
having no interest or concern
inimical
harmful, injurious
intractable
to easily managed or directed
intrepid
steadfast and courageous
laconic
using few words
maverick
an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party
mercurial
charactered by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
mollify
to calm, sooth
neophyte
new beginner, novice
obfuscate
to make confusing
ostentatitous
characterized by or given to pretentious display, showy
pervade
spread throughout
phlegmatic
calm, unemotional
plethora
an overabundance , surplus
pragmatic
practical rather than idealistic
presumptuous
overstepping due bounds, taking liberties
pristine
pure, clean, uncorrupted
probity
adherence to highest principles, uprightness
proclivity
natural disposition or inclination
profligate
excessively wasteful
propensity
natural inclination
prosaic
dull, lacking in imagination
pungent
characterized by a trong, sharp smell or taste
quixotic
foolishly impractical
quotidian
occuring daily, commonplace
rarefy
to make or become thin, refine
recondite
hidden, difficult to understand
refulgent
shiny, brilliant
renege
fail to honor a commitment
sedulous
diligent, persistent, hard working
shard
a piece of broken pottery or glass
soporific
causing drowsiness, tending to induce sleep
sparse
thin, not dense, arranged at widely space interval
spendthrift
one who spends money wastefully
subtle
not obvious, elusive
ticit
implied, not explicitly state
terse
brief and concise in wording
tout
publicly praise or promote
trenchant
sharply perceptive, keen
unfeigned
genuine
untenable
indefensible, uninhabitable
vacillate
waver
variegated
multicolored, variety of patches of different color
vexation
annoyance, irritation
vigilant
alerly watchful
vituperate
to use harsh condem language, abusively
volatile
readily changing to a vapor