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rowdy; noisy and high-spirited
boisterous
unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
inauspicious
out-and-out absolute
unmitigated
a deviation, or a moving away from something that is normal
aberration
puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
nonplussed
lacking in nutritive value; lacking in interest or substance; immature, juvenile
jejune
a male leader of a clan or family
patriarch
belonging to a particular region or country
indigenous
harmful, injurious
deleterious
similar; comparable
analogous
to cause to grow; incite
foment
a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit
rejoinder
agreement without protest
acquiescence
to expand on, write or talk at length or in detail; to move about freely
expatiate
miserable; wretched
squalid
distinct; sharp and crisp
staccato
accomplishments; skills
repertoire
a release from an obligation or promise
dispensation
marked by conspicuous or pretentious display, showy
ostentatious
always ready to argue
contentious
an abusive term, curse, insult, and/or cuss word
invective
sharp, keen penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
incisive
occurring after death
posthumous
odd behavior
eccentricities
a vague sense of approaching misfortune
presentiment
wild; savage
feral
to spread throughout
permeate
impressive on account of age or historic association
venerable
a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense
bulwark
formed from sediment deposited by flowing water
alluvial