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acerbic
having a sour or bitter taste
aggrandize
to increase in intensity
alchemy
medieval science for trasmutation of metals
amenable
disponibile, riconducibile, agreeble, responsive to suggestion
anachronism
chronologically out of place
astringent
having a tightening effect on living tissue
contiguos
sharing a border
convention
generally agreed-upon practice or attitude
credulous
tending to believe too readily
cynism
an attitude of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
decorum
polite or appropriate conduct
derision
scorn, ridicule
dessicate
to dry out
dilettante
one with amateurish interest
disparage
(screditare), to slight (disprezzare)
divulge
disclose something secret
(to) fawn
to flatter or praise excessively
(to) flout
beffare, show contempt for
garrulous
talking too much
glib
marked by ease or informality, superficial
hubris
overbearing presumption or pride
imminent
about to happen
immutable
not capable of change
impetuos
hastily or rashly energetic
indifferent
having no interest or concern
inimical
damaging, harmful
intractable
not easily managed or directed
intrepid
steadfast and courageous
laconic
using few words
maverick
(invidualista, dissidente)individual that doesn't go along with a group or party
mercurial
unpredictable change in mood
mollify
calm or soothe, reduce in emontional intensity
neophyte
a recent covert, a beginner
obsfucate
to deliberately obscure
obstinate
stubborn
ostentatious
(ostentato, pomposo) with pretentious display
pervade
to permeate throughout
phlegmatic
calm
plethora
overabundance
pragmatic
practical
presumptuos
(presuntuoso), taking liberties
pristine
pure, uncorrumpted
probity
adherence to highest principles
proclivity
(propensione) natural predisposition or inclination
profligate
(dissoluto) excessively wasteful
propensity
natural inclination
prosaic
lacking in spirit or imagination
pungent
characterized by strong sharp, smell or taste
quixotic
(idealista) foolishly impractical
quotidian
recurring daily
rarefy
make or become thin
recondite
hidden, concealed
refulgent
radiant, shyny
renege
(venir meno), fail to honor a commitment
sedulous
diligent, persisent
shard
(coccio) broken pottery
soporific
tending to induce sleep
sparse
(rado,scarso) thin, not dense
spendthrift
(spendaccione) one who spends money wastefully
subtle
not obvious, elusive
tacit
implied
terse
brief and concise
tout
(reclamizzare), pubblicy praise
trenchant
(acuto) penetrating
unfeigned
genuine
untenable
indefensible
vacillate
to waive indecisively
variegated
multicolored
vexation
(noia) irritation
vigilant
alertly watchful
vituperate
(rimproverare) to abuse or censure severely
volatile
readily changing to a vapor