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Ingratiate
to make acceptable, establish favor
Insidious
cunning, sly
Malign
showing ill will, evil, slander
Nefarious
wicked, villianous
Nocturnal
functioning at night
Nurture
food, to nourish
Opaque (not Opatz)
hard to understand, obscure
Overt
not hidden, apparent
Perspicacity
keen judgement
Pique
to wound or offend; resentment at being slighted or disdained
Predatory
robbing, exploiting
Predilection
preference, partiality
Proscribe
prohibit, outlaw
Pundit
scholar, authority
Rationalize
interpret on logical grounds, to excuse
Recumbent
reclining, inactive
Risible
amusing, laughable
Sanguine
Ruddy, naturally cheerful
Sedulous
diligent, persevering
Specious
deceptive, superficially right
Subjective
introspective, personal, not objective
Temporize
Put off (not Tyler!)
Truism
self-evident, truth
Visage
appearance, countenence, face
Acquiesce
give in, agree without protest
altercation
quarrel
Anathema
curse, implication of divine punishment
Cavil
trivial fault-finding, carp, quibble
Compunction
remorse, conscience
Copious
abundant, plentiful
Covert
hidden
Demure
shy, reserved, decorous
Dormant
as if asleep; quiet, inert
Emulate
imitate
Entreaty
earnest request, prayer
Equivocate
to avoid committing oneself in what one says, mislead, hedge
Flagitious
vile, scandolous, heinous
Fulsome
offensive, being insincere
Homogeneous
uniform
Impecunious
having no money
Inadvertent
negligent, not attentive
Indigent
Impovershed, needy
Iniquitous
wicked, flagitious
Languid
weak, drooping
Machination
trick, bad intent
Mollify
pacify, appease
Neophyte
novice, tyro
Noisome
noxious, foul
Obtuse
dull, slow to understand
Peruse
examine in detail, scrutinize
Pithy
terse and full of meaning, cogent
Quandry
dilemma. predicament
Redolent
sweet smelling
Ribald
offensive esp. indecent humor
Sapient
wise, sagacious
sinuous
complex, winding
Sophistry
captious, fallacious; misleading reasoning
Splenetic
irritable
Succor
help, aid
Vociferous
loud, boisterous, clamorous