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Adroit
skilful (Maladroit = clumsy)
Agnostic
unsure of the existence of god
Ameliorating
making better
Arboreal
living in trees
Ascertain
find out; make sure
Barrage
bombardment; stream (of abuse etc.)
Belabor
over-emphasizing
Brevity
briefness
Cacophony
noise; din
Censured
blamed
Circumvent
avoid
Coerced
forced
Condoning
tolerating
Congenial
friendly; sociable; suitable
Demagogues
mob leaders; agitators
Disparaged
criticized
Docile
tame; subservient
Eclectic
taking things from different sources
Elitist
favoring top group; snob
Elusive
difficult to pin down
Empiric
found by experiment/practice
Endorsed
supported
Envisioning
imagining, predicting
Extolled
praised
Foster
support; encourage
Furtiveness
secretiveness
Gluttonous
greedy
Indictment
charge; legal accusation
Indigenous
native to a locality
Irreproachable
cannot be criticized. (Reproach = criticize)
Knack
trick; skill. A specific talent for something, especially one difficult to explain or teach.
Libelous
open to prosecution for libel (Libel = written slander)
Naiveté
innocence; lack of worldliness
Nihilism
belief in nothing; anarchy
Paucity
shortage
Penchant
tendency; leaning toward
Perquisites
‘perks’. A payment or profit received in addition to a regular wage or salary, especially a benefit expected as one's due. A tip. A gratuity.
Phobic
fearful
Pilfer
steal
Pliant
flexible
Predilection
a liking for something; penchant; a preference.
Presumption
assuming too much
Profundity
depth (of ideas)
Quixotic
idealistic; impractical
Reclusive
avoiding other people; solitary
Rehash
revamp or revive hurriedly/carelessly
like bring back old ideas.
Repertoire
range; set of skills
Repertory
story; stock; repertoire
Reprehensible
very bad
Sarcasm
sneering, bitter remarks; ironic or taunting
Supple
flexible; pliant; lithe
Temperamental
volatile; changeable
Transitory
shot-lived
Tribulations
troubles
Unwitting
not deliberate
Venality
corruption
Vulnerable
open to attack; susceptible