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alacrity
eager and enthusiastic willingness
approbation
an expression of approval or praise
audacious
daring and fearless; recklessly bold
axiomatic
taken as a given, possessing selv evident truth
canonical
following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards
disparate
fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
effrontery
extreme boldness
ennui
dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy
exigent
urgentl pressingl requiring immediate action
fulminate
to loudly attack or denounce
inured
acustomed to accepting something undersirable
rascible
easily angered; prone to temeramental outbursts
magnanimity
the quality of being generously noble in mind and heart, esp in forgiving (adj. form magnanimous)
martial
associated with war and the armed forces
nascent
coming into being in early developmental stages
neologism
a new word, expression, or usage; the creation or use of new words or senses
noxious
harmful, injurious
obviate
to anticipate and make unnecessary
paean
a song or hymn of praise and thanskigivng
perennial
recurrent through the year or many years; happening repeatedly
perfidy
intentional breach of faith; treachery
perspicacious
acutely perceptive; having keen discernment
prattle
to babble meaninglessly; to talk in an empthy and idle manner
precipitate (adj.)
(adj.) acting with excessive haste or impulse
precipitate (verb)
to cause or happen before anticipated or required
prediliection
a disposition in favor of something; preference
prescience
foreknowledge of events; knowing of events prior to their occurring (adj.. form prescient)
qualms
misgivings; reservations; causes for hesitancy
solicitous
concerned and attentive; eager
truculent
fierce and cruel; eager to fight
voracious
having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit, ravenous
accolade
an expression of praise
adulation
excessive praise; intesne adoration
ascetic
one who practices rigid self denial, esp as an act of religious devotion
avarice
greed, esp. for wealth
burgeon
to grow rapidly or flourish
bucolic
rustic and pastoral, characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
castigation
self criticism or punishment
caustic
burning or stinging; causing corrosion
chary
wary;cautious;sparing
contrite
regrestful, penitent; seeking forgiveness
culpable
deserving blame
dearth
smallness or quantity or number; scarcity; a lack
demur
to question or oppose
didactic
intented to teach or instruct
discretion
cautios reserve in speech, ability to make responisbile decisions (adj. discrete)
ebullience
the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings (adj. ebbulient)
emmolient
soothing, esp. to the skin
enigmatic
an enigima, mysteriousl obscure
facetious
an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief
furtive
marked by stealth; covert; suureptitious
harangue
to deliver a pompous speech or tirade
hyperbole
exageration
impecunious
lacking funds without money
incipient
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
inveigle
to obtain by deception or flattery
morose
sad; sullen melancholoy
odious
evoking intense aversion or dislike
penurious
penny-pinching; excessively thrifty
peruse
to examine with great care (noun: perusal)
pious
actremvely reverent or devout
preen
to dress up; to primp
prodigious
abundant in size, force, or extent
quaff
to drink deeply
redoubtable
awe-insipring; worthy of honor
sanction
official permition or approval; or a penalty intenteded to enforce
urbane
sophisticated; refined; elegant
viscous
thick; sticky
aver
to state as a fact; to declare or assert
endemic
chracteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people
evanescent
tending to disapear like vapor, vanishing
fortuitious
happening by accident or chance
hackneyed
redered trite or commonplace by requent usage
halcyon
calm and peaceful
idolatrous
giving to intense or excessive devotion to something (noun form: idolatry)
impassive
revealing no emotion
inchoate (adj.)
in an initial state; not fully formed
infelicitous
unfortunate; inappropriate
insip
without taste or flavor; lacking in spirit; bland
mendacity
the condition of being untruthful; dishonesty
obdurate
unyielding; hardhearted; intractible
obsequious
exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
predagogy
a profession or principles of teaching or instructing
penury
povertyl destitution
pine
to yearn intensely; to languish to lose vigor
pith
the essential or central part
pithy
precise and brief
platitiude
superficial remark
polemical
controversial, argumentative
querulous
prone to complaining or grumbling, peevish
rancorous
characterized by bitter long lasting resentment (noun rancor_
recalcitrant
obstinately defiant of authority, dificult to amanage
reverent
marked by feeling or expressing a feeling of profound awe and respect (noun form: reverence)
salubrious
promoting health or well-being
solvent
able to meet financial obligations; able to dissolve another substance
specious
seeming true, but actually being fallacious misleadingly attractive; plausible but false
spurious
lacking authenticity or validity
surfeit
an overabundant supply, excess to feed or supply to excess
tenuous
having little substance or strength
acerbic
having a sour or bitter taste or character
astringent
having a tightening effect on living tissue
credulous
tending to believe to readily; gullible
derision
scorn, redicul (derrisive)
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a brach of knowledge
flout
to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
garrulous
pointlessly talkative, talking to much
glib
marked by eas or informality
impetuous
hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement
inimical
damaging; harmful
intractable
not easily managed or directed
intrepid
steadfast and courageous
mercurial
characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in modd
neophyte
a recent convert; a beginner; a novice
phlegmatic
calm; sluggish; unemotional
probity
adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness
proclivity
a natural predisposition or inclination
profligate
excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
prosaic
dull; lacking in spirit or imagination
quixotic
foolishly impratical; marked by lofty romantic ideals
quotidian
occurring or recurring daily; commonplace
recondite
hidden; conealed; difficult to understand; obscure
refulgent
radiant; shiny; brilliant
spendthrit
one who spends money wastefully
terse
brief and conise in wording
tout
to publicly praise or promote
trenchant
sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating
unfeigned
genuine; not false or hypocritical
veriegated
multicolored; chracterized by a varierty of patches of diferent color
vexation
annoyance; irritation
vituperate
to use harsh condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severely