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Troglodyte
A person considered to be reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
Improvident
1. Not providing for the future; thriftless.
2. Rash; incautious.
Purview
1. The extent or range of function, power, or competence; scope.
2. Range of vision, comprehension, or experience; outlook.
Staid
1. Characterized by sedate dignity and often a strait-laced sense of propriety; sober.
2. Fixed; permanent:
Burnish
1. To make smooth or glossy by or as if by rubbing; polish.
Turpitude
1. Depravity; baseness.
2. A base act.
Equanimity
The quality of being calm and even-tempered; composure.
Nostrum
1. A medicine whose effectiveness is unproved and whose ingredients are usually secret; a quack remedy.
2. A favorite but untested remedy for problems or evils.
Abet
1. To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
Abeyance
1. The condition of being temporarily set aside; suspension:
Abjure
1. To renounce under oath; forswear.
Abraded
To wear down or rub away by friction; erode
Abrogate
To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.
Abscond
To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.
Acarpous
1. Producing no fruit; sterile.
2. Having no fruit.
Accretion
Growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion.
Agog
Full of keen anticipation or excitement; eager.
Alacrity
Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
Alloy
Something added that lowers value or purity.
Aplomb
Self-confident assurance; poise