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acerbic
having a sour or bitter taste or character, sharp, biting
amenable
agreeable, responsive to suggestion
astringent
having a tightening effect on tissue, harsh, severe, something with a tightening effect on tissue
credulous
tending to believe too readily, gullible
desiccate
to dry out or dehydrate, to make dry or dull
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
disparage
to slight or belittle
flout
to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
garrulous
pointlessly talkative, talking too much
hubris
overbearing presumption or pride, arrogance
impetuous
hastily or rashly energetic, impulsive and vehement
inimical
damaging, harmful, injurious
intractable
not easily managed or directed, stubborn, obstinate
intrepid
steadfast and courageous
laconic
using few words, terse
mercurial
characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
mollify
to calm or sooth, to reduce in emotional intensity
neophyte
a recent convert, a beginner, novice
ostentatious
characterized by or given to pretentious display, showy
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
propensity
a natural inclination or tendency, penchant
prosaic
dull, lacking in spirit or imagination
quixotic
foolishly impractical, marked by lofty romantic ideals
rarefy
to make or become thin / less dense, to refine
recondite
hidden, concealed, difficult to understand, obscure
refulgent
radiant, shiny, brilliant
renege
to fail to honor a commitment, to go back on a promise
sedulous
diligent, persistent, hard-working
spendthrift
one who spends money wastefully
tacit
implied, not explicitly stated
terse
brief and concise in wording
tout
to publicly praise or promote
trenchant
sharply perceptive, keen, penetrating
untenable
indefensible, not viable, uninhabitable
variegated
multicolored, having a variety of patches of different color
vigilant
alertly watchful
vituperate
to use harsh, condemnatory language, to abuse or censure severely or abusively, berate
volatile
readily changing to a vapor, changeable, fickle, explosive