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Penchant
Strong inclination, a liking
Garrulity
Talkativeness
Pragmatic
Practical, favoring utility
Paucity
Scarcity, a lacking of
Precarious
Uncertain, risky, dangerous
Enervate
weaken, deprive of strength, attenuate
Partisan
One sided, committed to a party, biased or prejudiced
Anachronism
Something out of place for its time
Phlegmatic
Calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional
Sycophant
Flatterer, parasite; a suck-up
Perfunctory
Superficial, listless, not thorough
Transient
Temporary, fleeting
Nascent
Coming into existence, emerging
Libertine
Immoral Person
Sedulous
Diligent, assiduous, devoted to a task
intrepid
Fearless, brave, undaunted
Morose
Gloomy, sullen
Ardor
Warm interest, passion, enthusiasm, zeal
Dessicate
To dry up, dehydrate
Taciturn
Untalkative, silent
Adamant
Hard and inflexible, unyielding
Lachrymose
Causing tears, tearful
Laconic
Brief, to the point, terse
Erudite
Learned, scholarly
Squalid
Foul, filthy
Castigate
To chastise, correct by punishing
Implacable
incapable of being placated, unpleasable
assay
an analysis, examination, test. To put to a test
Boisterous
Loud, noisy, rough, lacking restraint
Garner
To gather and save; to store up
Delineate
To portray, to depict, sketch out
Burgeon
grow forth, send out buds
Lugubrious
Mournful, excessively sad
Verisimilitude
Appearing true or real
Urbane
Elegant, refined in manners
Inveterate
Deep rooted, ingrained, habitual
Ignoble
Dishonorable, common, undignified
Bellicose
Belligerent, pugnacious, warlike
Poignant
Physically painful, distressing, pertinent, touching, stimulating, emotional
Pugnacious
Contentious, quarrelsome, contumacious, given to fighting, belligerent
Prosaic
Everyday, mundane, commonplace, trite, pedestrian
Pundit
Learned Scholar, an authority on a subject
Maladroit
Clumsy, bungling
Irascible
Irritable, easily angered
Mundane
Worldly as opposed to spiritual; commonplace, everyday
Mercurial
Quick, changeable in character, fleeting
Indomitable
Not easily discouraged or subdued
Bane
Cause of injury, poison, source of harm
Repudiate
Disown, disavow, reject as untrue