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firebrand
a person who stirs up trouble or kindles a revolt
germinal
growing; in the earliest stage of development
profligate
wasteful person
paragon
a model or pattern of excellence; a perfect person
callow
inexperienced and immature
slattern
a dirty, untidy woman
shirk
to avoid or neglect (a duty)
sequester
to cause to withdraw into seclusion; to segregate
pedantry
slavish attention to rules, details, etc.
malinger
to feign illness or incapability in order to avoid duty or work
riddled
filled with holes
pariah
an outcast
sycophant
flatterer
bombastic
(of speech, writing, etc.) arrogant; pretentious
stanch
to reduce; to stop
damp
reduce the extent of a vibration; suppress
whet
sharpen; excite or stimulate
satorial
of or relating to clothes
glower
to scowl
lithe
supple, and graceful (esp. of the body)
saccharine
falsely sweet
jingoism
excessive patriotism
peremptory
in a commanding manner
gesticulate
to make gestures or signs, esp. dramatic ones
magnanimous
generous
consternation
feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected
probity
honesty and decency; having strong moral principles
despoil
steal or violently remove valuable possessions; plunder
carouse
to engage in dissolute behavior
petulant
unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered
sybarite
a person devoted to luxury and pleasure
consternation
a sudden, alarming amazement or dread resulting in utter confusion or dismay