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hubris
excessive pride
idiosyncracy
eccentricity
incandescent
giving off white
incipient
in the early stages
incontrovertible
cannot be disproved
indelicate
lacking in sensitivity for the feelings of others
indiscrete
an action marked by lack of decorum
indomitable
unconquerable
ineffable
indescribable
innate
present in an individual from birth
incantation
use of spells or charms
insipid
w/o flavor; dull
insolent
disrespectful in speech/conduct
insuperable
something incapable of being overcome
irrevocable
unalterable
legion
a large #
levity
light-hearted humor
limpid
transparent
linchpin
key element
machinations
crafty actions for evil
mercurial
rapid and unpredictable changes in mood
milestone
significant turning point
munificent
very generous
nuance
a subtle distinction; shade of difference
ominous
threatening evil or disaster
ostentatious
pretention (fond of conspicuous display)
paragon
a model of excellence
paramount
of supreme importance
patronizing
to act superior towards
perfunctory
done in routine manner
polemic
argumentative
precipitous
acting with haste
predilection
a liking or preference for something
quixotic
idealistic in a practical way
ransack
to search carefully; turn upside-down
raucous
harsh, jarring sound
rebuke
to criticize sharply
rectitude
great integrity
redoutable
worthy of respect
reprehensible
conduct deserving criticism
skulk
to move in a stealthy manner
specious
untrue
sporadic
occurring occasionally
spurious
fake
staid
sober; grave/serious
stanch
to stop the flow of blood from a wound
strident
loud, harsh sound
sufuse
to spread over or through
talisman
object held to act as a charm to avert evil
torpor
lack of energy
ubiquitous
present everywhere
usurp
to illegally seize power
vacuous
empty
venal
capable of being bought/influenced by money
wan
lacking vitality
watershed
a very important event