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proclivity
a natural predisposition or inclination
a proclivity to meticulousness.
refulgent
radiant; shiny; brilliant
Crystal chandeliers and gilded walls made the opera house a refulgent setting for the ball.
probity
adherence to highest principles; uprightness
He was a gentlemanly Georgian, a person of early American probity
decorum
polite or appropriate conduct
the formalities and decorums of a military funeral
intractable
not easily managed; stubborn; obstinate
"an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"
inimical
damaging; hurtful; injurious
a climate inimical to health
desiccate
to dry out or dehydrate
There was only the sun-bruised and desiccate feeling in his mind
derision
scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment
The inept performance elicited derision from the audience.
equanimity
N calmness of temperament
His temperament was always equal no matter who he was talking to.
alacrity
N cheerful promptness.
Their alacrity was evident in their cheerful shouts.
efficacy
N power to produce a desire effect
Some say democrats have more efficacy then republicans.
deride
V ridicule
He was dirided when the 4th graders made fun of his time machine.
abscond
v depart secretly and hide
exculpate
V. clear from blame
approbation
N approval
diffuse
A wordy
The diffuse speech was not understood by the lower classes.
diffidence
A shyness
desultory
A aimless
The desultory remarks may distroy his future career.