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inveterate
habitual, long established
limpid
clear and clean, without confusion
bedlam
a place of noisy uproar and confusion
discombobulated
confused
feral
untamed, uncouth and uncivilised
loutish
having characteristics of an awkward or stupid person
fatuous
unconsciously foolish
ludicrous
foolish for hilarious reasons
preposterous
foolish
detente
a relaxing of tensions between rivals, in a political sense
repose
quiet tranquility
brattle
rattling and crashing sound
brawl
a loud boisterous disagreement
fractious
noisy
hubbub
vehement protest
superannuated
retired or outmoded
chintzy
gaudy or tacky/ miserly, tightfisted or stingy
brash
hasty, unthinking, quick to act without considering the consequences
derring-do
daring, reckless action
foolhardy
unwisely daring
madcap
behaving madly or impulsively
offhanded
performed without forethought or planning
rash
reckless, characterised by or resulting from ill-considered haste or boldness
temerity
reckless disregard for danger or one's own safety
lilliputian
petty
pittance
a very small amount (money)
trifling
of trivial or nonsensical importance
brobdingnagian
enormous
humongous/humungous
gigantic
diffuse
wordy
prattle
to talk foolishly
rant
to talk loudly even wildly
swagger
to walk around in a proud, showy manner
vapid
flat, stale, lacking freshness
mollify
to pacify
captious
made for the sake of quarreling
pugnacious
belligerent
lavish
generous in giving to others/ spending money
squander
to spend money/time in a wasteful uncaring fashion
confounding
baffling
baneful
causing ruin
nefarious
mean
rancorous
deeply hateful or spiteful, malicious
impugn
to oppose or attack someone or sth as false or refutable
rebuff
to bluntly refuse
languor
a weak/lifeless feeling
sedentary
having to do with sitting around a lot
eg. Polly has a sedentary desk job. she sits all day in front of a computer screen
soporific
sleepy
torpid
lacking energy
fawning
gaining the favour by flattery
toady
a flatterer
avid
showing enthusiasm
effervescent
lively, vivacious
hidebound
strongly-opinionated, narrow-mindedly stubborn
recalcitrant
stubborn
unwavering
firm and determined
willful
stubborn
mellifluous
sweet and smooth sounding
raucous
loud, coarse-sounding
lavish
in excess
profuse
prolific
superfluous
overabundant
delectable
delicious
emaciated
very thin due to lack of adequate food
epicurean
epicure (n)
having to do with relishing the pleasure of eating and drinking
ravenous
very hungry
savory
tasty/good smelling
voracious
greedy, gluttonous
gingerly
very carefully
heedful
paying careful attent. to
peripatetic
moving/walking about
relic
custom/project that has been around for a long time
inception
the start
unprecedented
novel
clandestine
secret
covert
hidden, secret
stealthy
sly
chartalan
a fraud
incidental
minor
peripheral
incidental
trifling
lacking significance
savvy
smart
convalesce
to recover from an illness
impudent
rude
indigent
poor
intimate
to suggest
ponderous
dull.lifeless
gratify
to please
hardy
strong. robust
lofty
grand. noble
rigor
harshness. severity
saturate
to wet. soak completely
tentative
hesitant. to definite
debunk
to prove wrong
glacial
very cold
lithe
nimble. flexible
raze
to tear down, destroy
replete
filled up, overflowing
respite
a lull, period of inactivity
spurious
false, lacking logic
chasm
low point - check in dic
gorge
low point - check in dic