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gullible
easily tricked
disingenuous
insincere
erudite
scholarly
equivocate
to decieve in a deliberate manner
credible
believable
disinterested
unbiased
gratuitous
uncalled for
contentious
quarrelsome
prone
inclined to
credulous
easily convinced
proliferate
to produce in abundance
truculent
harsh in speech or writing
reprobate
totally bad person
innuendo
an indirect remark, gesture, reference implying something derogatory
pejorative
derogatory
burgeoning
flourishing
exacerbate
to aggravate; to make more intense
discrete
separate and unrelated
prescribe
to set down as a rule
denigrate
to defame; to disparage the reputation of
itinerant
traveling from place to place or on a circuit
obtuse
slow to understand; insensitive
proscibe
to forbid practice of
deleterious
harmful to health
discreet
careful about what one says or does; prudent
panache
dashing elegance of manner
creditable
deserving credit
flouted
mocked or scoffed at
primer
textbook giving first principles of any subject
precocious
developed or matured to a point beyond that which is normal
deprecate
to depreciate
miscreant
criminal
disparate
unequal
rancor
a continuing or bitter hate
petulant
impatient; irritable
rejuvenate
to make seem young again; bring back youthful strength
umbrage
offense
ruminate
to turn (something) over in the mind
introvert
one who is more into oneself
resurgence
state of surging back
verdant
green
extrovert
one who is outgoing; people person
fidelity
faithful devotion
consummate
supreme; complete/perfect in every way
dexterous
having skill in use of hands, body or mind
clandestine
kept secret or hidden
condone
to forgive or pardon (an offense)
inveterate
settled in a habit
cavalier
arrogant
repudiated
to refuse to accept; to deny the validity of
quintessential
almost perfect
angst
a gloomy feeling of anxiety or depression
redolent
suggestive
maladroit
awkward
plethora
excess; overabundance
sychophant
suck-up; person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence
temerity
recklessness
meretricious
alluring by false charms
brandish
to wave, shake or exhibit in a menacing way; show off
esoteric
intended for a chosen few
bellwether
anything that serves as a leader of future trends
nebulous
vague
triage
any system of establishing medical order in an emergency
enormity
a monstrous or outrageous act; very wicked crime
debacle
a total, often ludicrous, collapse or failure
disabuse
to rid of false ideas; undeceive
caper
to skip or jump in a playful manner; frisk
blandish
to flatter or coax in a persuading manner
manifest
to make clear or evident; show plainly
intransigent
refusing to compromise
pander
act as a person who provides the means of halping to satisfy the
ignoble ambitions of desires of another;
like what jerry springer does
histrionics
melodramatics
debonair
elegant; "james bond"
ensconce
to place or settle comfortably, securely
abhorrence
detestation
arcane
hidden or secret
peccadillo
a minor sin; slight fault
restive
nervous or impatient under pressure; unsettled
sardonic
sarcastic
rapport
relationship; esp. a close or sympathetic relationship, agreement, harmony
empathy
ability to identify with, share, or understand another's emotions, thoughts, or feelings
repugnant
offensive; causing extreme dislike
vaunted
boasted; bragged
prodigious
of great size, power, extent; enormous
rationale
fundamental reasons or rational basis
untenable
that cannot be held or defended
tribulations
things that cause suffering or distress; trials
hinder
to restrain or prevent
malignant
very harmful
principal
first in rank
conversant
familiar or aquainted (with) esp. as a result of study or experiences
malevolent
wishing harm to others
disparity
inequality or difference as in rank, amount, quality
hubris
arrogance resulting from excess pride; "julius caesar"
stoical
calm and unflinching under suffering; indifference to joy, grief, pleasure, pain; "stiff upper lip"
tenuous
not substantial
utilitarian
stressing usefulness over beauty
inarticulate
not able to speak (because of strong emotion)
unconscionable
not guided by conscience
virulent
bitterly antagonistic; full of hate
prattle
to babblt; to speak in a childish way
misanthrope
a person who hates all people
stupfaction
stunned amazement or utter bewilderment
acumen
keeness or quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation
ersatz
substitute; synthetic
broach
to start a discussion of; bring up; introduce
etymology
the origin and development of a word
lampoon
to attack or ridicule by means of a piece of satrical writing, cartoons
despoil
to deprive of something of value by force; rob, plunder
nettlesome
annoying; irritating
xenophobia
fear of strangers or foreigners
taciturn
almost always silent; not liking to talk; uncommunicative
ichthyologist
one who studies fishes
malfeasance
wrongdoing or misconduct (esp. by a public official)
apiarist
a person who keeps bees
predilection
a preconceived liking; partially or preference (for)
entomologist
one who studies insects
chicanery
the use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade
lepidopterist
a specialist in the study of butterflies and moths
literati
scholarly or learned people
prerogative
prior or exclusive right or privilage (esp. one peculiar to a rank, class)
thespian
an actor or actress
pathos
the quality in something experienced or observed that arouses feeling of pity sorrowm sympathy, or compassion
precursor
a person or thing that goes before; forerunner
misogynist
one who hates women
euphemism
the use of a word or phrase that is less expressive or direct but considered less offensive
impugn
to attack by argument or criticism; oppose; challenge as false or questionable
peripatetic
moving from place to place; walking about; itinerant
cupidity
strong desire (esp. for wealth, greed)
profligate
immoral and shameless
vociferous
loud and noisy in making one's feelings known
antipathy
strong or deep-noted dislike; aversion
perspicacity
keen judgement or understanding
anathema
a thing or person greatly detested
ancillary
that serves as an aid; auxiliary
splenetic
bad-tempered; irritable
paradigm
an overall concept accepted by most people in an intellectual community because of its effectiveness in explaining a complex process
turpitude
baseness; vileness; depravity;
neophyte
one just beginning a new kind of life, work; beginner; novice
secular
of or relating to worldly things as distinguished from things relating to church and religion, not sacred or religious; temporal; worldly; "christmas"
celerity
swiftness in acting or moving; speed
pusilanimous
timid; coward
scurrilous
using indecent or abusive language; vulgar
unctuous
too suave or oily in speech or manner; as in seeking to persuade
catharsis
the alliviation of fear, problems, and complexes by bringing them to consciousness or giving them expression; (ex: a scream or a long cry)
apocryphal
not genuine; counterfeit
surfeit
too great an amount or supply; excess (of)
abjure
to give up (rights, alligiance) or oath renounce
puerile
childish; silly; immature;
stultify
to make seem foolish, stupid; make absurd or ridiculous