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Diffident
Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid
Prosaic
Not fanciful or imaginative
Indefatigable
Unable to be tired out; unflagging
Lugubrious
Excessively mournful
Didactic
Inclined to teach or moralize
Prevaricate
To stray from or evade the truth
Spurious
False, not genuine
Effrontery
Audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
Cabal
A secret scheme or plot
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Innocuous
Harmless, not likely to offend or provoke to strong emotion
Parsimonious
Excessively unwilling to spend
Rapprochement
The state of reconciliation or of cordial relations
Concupiscence
A strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust
Supplicate
To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying
Unguent
A salve for soothing or healing
Surreptitious
Marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
Inexorable
Relentless
Laconic
Using or marked by the use of few words
Dissimulate
To disguise (one's intentions, for example) under a false appearance
Ingenuous
Lacking in guile, openly straightforward or frank; candid
Disabuse
To free from a falsehood or misconception
Panoply
A complete and impressive array
Propitious
Presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
Beatitude
Supreme blessedness or happiness
Fin de siécle
Relating to or characteristics of the end of a century (especially the end of the 19th century)