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improvident
- not thrifty, prodigal
incumbent
-required; one who holds specific office at a certain time
obsequious
excessively submissive, fawning, servile
neophyte
a new convert, rookie, novice
inexorable
inflexible, relentless
irrefutable
impossible to disprove, indisputable
laconic
concise, terse
ludicrous
ridiculous, risible
luminous
emitting or reflecting light
macabre
grisly, gruesome, horrible
manifest
clear, evident; to show plainly; list of cargo
minutiae
small or tivial details
moratorium
suspension
moribound
dying, on the way out
mutable
fickle, able to change
improvident
- not thrifty, prodigal
incumbent
-required; one who holds specific office at a certain time
obsequious
excessively submissive, fawning, servile
neophyte
a new convert, rookie, novice
inexorable
inflexible, relentless
irrefutable
impossible to disprove, indisputable
laconic
concise, terse
ludicrous
ridiculous, risible
luminous
emitting or reflecting light
macabre
grisly, gruesome, horrible
manifest
clear, evident; to show plainly; list of cargo
minutiae
small or tivial details
moratorium
suspension
moribound
dying, on the way out
mutable
fickle, able to change
improvident
- not thrifty, prodigal
incumbent
-required; one who holds specific office at a certain time
obsequious
excessively submissive, fawning, servile
neophyte
a new convert, rookie, novice
inexorable
inflexible, relentless
irrefutable
impossible to disprove, indisputable
laconic
concise, terse
ludicrous
ridiculous, risible
luminous
emitting or reflecting light
macabre
grisly, gruesome, horrible
manifest
clear, evident; to show plainly; list of cargo
minutiae
small or tivial details
moratorium
suspension
moribound
dying, on the way out
mutable
fickle, able to change
motif
principle idea, feature, theme
mundane
earthly, wordly, relating to practicle affairs
nascent
budding, begining to exist
Exacerbate
To make worse
Exigency
Urgency
Febrile
Feverish
Fetish
A charm
Foibles
Shortcomings, defects
Gambit
A stratagem
Garish
Flashy, glaring
Germane
Appropriate
Ghoulish:
Monstrous
Grouse
A type of bird/complaint. to complain
Histrionic
Pertaining to actor and their techniques; theatrical
Halcyon
A legendary bird. Placid/tranquil
Idiosyncrasy:
A quirk
Illusory
Misleading, imaginary
Imminent
About to happen
Impecunious
Having little or no money
Imperturbable
Not easily excited
Coup
- a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
Importune
To trouble with demands; tax
Pejorative
Tending to make worse; belittling
Penchant:
A strong attraction
Paltry
Insignificant; measly
Pecuniary:
Related to money
Pedantry
Nit-picking
Collusion
secret agreement or cooperation
Convivial
festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
Countermand
to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
Credence
belief, mental acceptance
Cynosure
the center of attraction, attention, or interest; something that serves to guide or direct
Decorous
well behaved, dignified, socially proper
Decry
to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate
Affront
n. an open or intentional insult; a slight v. to insult to one's face, confront
Ethereal
light, airy, delicate; highly refined
Abrogate
v. to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
Embellish
to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
Eschew
to avoid, sun, keep away from
Epicurean
devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; a person with discriminating tastes
Emulate
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
Desiccated
thoroughly dried out; divested of spirit or vitality; arid and uninteresting
Demur
to object or take exception to; an objection
Eclectic
drawn from different sources; one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources
Effrontery
shameless boldness, impudence
Agnostic
n. one who believes that nothing can be known about God
Arrogate
v. to claim or take without right
Animadversion
n. a comment indication strong criticism or disapproval
Amenity
n. that wish is pleasant or agreeable; attractive features
Allay
v. to calm or pacify, set to rest
Coherent
adj. holding or sticking together; making a logical whole ; comprehensible
Attenuate
v. to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force
Chicanery
n. trickery, deceptive practices or tactics
Canard
n. a false rumor, fabricated story
Cacophonous
adj. harsh sounding, racuous, discordant, dissonant
Bucolic
adj. characteristic of the countryside, rural; relationg to shepherds and cowherds
Benign
adj. gentle, kind; having favorable or beneficial effect
Behemoth
n. a creature of emormous size, power, or appearance
Banal
adj. hackneyed, trite, commonplace
Badinage
n. light and playful conversation
Perfunctory
done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm