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Avoiding the company of other people; solitary
reclusive
existing or occuring at or on the surface
-situated or occuring onthe skin or immediately beneath it
-not having or showing any depth of character or understanding
superficial
(of a person) able to use the right and left hands equally well
ambidextrous
a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or dificult to understand
enigma
causing harm or damage
-injurious to health
deleterious
dangerously high or steep
-(of a change to a worse situation or condition) sudden and dramatic
precipitous
examine or inspect closely and thoroughly
scrutinize
having a pleasant and distinctive smell
aromatic
extrememly stupid or foolish
asinine
lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern
apathy
so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing
ludicrous
proceeding in a gradual, subltle way, but with harmful effects
-treacherous; crafty
insidious
deep respect for someone or something
reverence
showing disinterest and selfless concern for the well-being of others
altruistic
(of a phrase or idea) lacking significance through having been overused; unoriginal and trite
hackneyed
causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, especially deliberately
-arousing sexual desire or interest, especially deliberately
provocative
incapable of producing any use ful results; pointless
futile
the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt
disdain
the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness
-the state of being unified, unimpared, or sound in construction
-internal consistency or lack of corruption in electronic data
integrity
dealing with sexual matters in a comical way: humorously indecent
-homorousl indecent talk or writing
bawdy
fond of or characterized by jocking; humorously playful
jocular
having or showing an ability to accurately assess situation or people and turn this to one's advantage
astute
uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted
-given or done free of charge
gratuitous
light or set on fire
-arouse or inspire (an emotion or feeling)
kindle
(of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily
-(chiefly of minerals) having a greasy or soapy feel
-Characteristic of an ointment; excessivel suave or smog
unctuous
treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant
-not meant to be taken seriouly or literally
facetious
looking or sounding sad and dismal
-mournful or gloomy, especially in an affected, exagerated manner
lugubrious
talkative
-characterized by excessie talk; garrulous; wordy
loquacious
technical- a typical example or pattern of something; a model
-a worldview underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject
paradigm
a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight
epiphany
of the same kind; alike
-consisting of parts all of the same kind
homogeneous
a person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, etc.
xenophobe
the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose
-the use of sly language, reasoning etc. to trick or deceive
chicanery
cheerful optimistic, hopeful or confident; reddish; ruddy
sanguine
of, relating to, or resulting from motion
kinetic
(of a person) having one's true identity concealed
incognito
the rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless
-belief that all existence is senseless
nihilism
the ability to make good judgment and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain
-keen insight; shrewdness
acumen
able or apt to keep afloat or rise to the top of a liquid or gas
-figurative-cheerful and optimistic
-figurative-(of an economy, business, or market) involving or engaged in much activity
buoyant
friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to
affable
(of something regarded as unleasant) contining without pause or interruption
incessant
demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight
bellicose
very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusement
bizarre
(of a woman) plump, especially with large breasts
buxom
(of a person or animal) out of control with anger or excitement; wild or frenzied
berserk
having or showing lack of thought or intelligence; mindless
vacuous
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
obsequious
composed of different elements or qualities; unlike
diverse
the action or process of producing something, esp. a list, book or report, by assembling information collected from other sources
compilation
the state of being unaware or onconsious of what is happening
-the state of being forgotten, esp. by the public
oblivion
a consequence of an action or event, esp. when complex or unwelcome
-a subdicision of a complex structure or process perceive as comparable to a tree's branches
ramification
a statement or proposition that is regarded as being etablished, accepted, or self-evidently true
axiom
showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect
insolent
producing powerul feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
vivid
care or concern for someone or something
solicitude
strong hostility
animosity
(of a person, manner, or gesture) feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire
lascivious
of undisputed origin; genuine
-made or done in the traditional or original way, or in a way that faithfully resembles an original
authentic
a sense of disgust and loathing
revulsion
the quality of being clever, original, and inventive
ingenuity
cause (someone) to be no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienate
estrange
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
reticent
comically or repulsively ugly or distorted
grotesque
the practive of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense
hypocrisy
irritate or annoy (someone)
nettle
suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it
surmise
extremely beautiful and, typicall, delicate
-intensely felt
-a man who is affectedly concerned with his clothes and appearance; a dandy
exquisite
fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing
-clearly expressing or indicating something
eloquent
enduring pain and hardship without showing one's feelings or complaining
stoical
an area of muddy or boggy ground
-figurative- a complicated or confused situation
morass
the policy or practice on the part of people in positions of authority of restriting the freedom and responsiblities of those subordinate to them in their supposed best interest
paternalism
based on ramdom choice or personal whim, rather than any reason ro system
arbitrary
likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particualr thing
-(of a person) easily influenced by feelings or emotions; sensitive
susceptible
courteous, kind, and pleasant, esp. toward someone of lower social status
- marked by kindness and courtesy
gracious
preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable
adverse
solicit votes from (electors in a constituency)
-question (someone) in order to ascertain their opinion on something
convass
informal nonsense
-empty, insincere or foolish talk
bunk
a public speaker, esp. one who is eloquent or skilled
orator
wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy
-reluctant to exert oneself; havitually lazy
indolent
brisk and cheerful readiness
- speed and willingness in acting or responding
alacrity
stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so
ostensible
having or showing great knowledge or learning
erudite
easily pervieved by any of the senses or by the mind; obvious; noticeable
-able to be touched or felt
palpable
an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information
conjecture
having, showing, or done with good judgement or sense
judicious
(typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter
acrimonious
depart from an established course
deviate
free (someone or something) form a constraint or difficulty
extricate
make less severe, serious, or painful
mitigate
kept secret, esp. because it would not be approved of
surreptitious
wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar
pandemonium
regard or represent as being of little worth speak of as unimportant or inferior
disparage
standing out so as to be clearly visable
conspicuous
(of a person or their tendencies) not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed.
incorrigible
(esp. of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrong doing, esp. after due consideration of the case
exonerate
put (something) right; correct
rectify
showing great care an perservance
assiduous
acting or done quickly and without thoght or care
impetuous
look thoughtfully for a long time at
contemplate
formal- regard with disgust and hatred
abhor