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punctual
on time
pundit
critic; learned person
punitive
having to do with punishment
pursuit
the act of chasing or striving
quaint
charmingly strange
quandary
predicament, dilemma
quell
to pacify, to suppress
querulous
complaining, grumbling
query
question
quip
clever, witty joke
sagacious
wise, shrewd
salvage
to recover, save from loss
sanctimonious
excessively righteous
scamper
run off quickly
scapegoat
someone blamed for every problem
scholarly
related to higher learning
scorn
contempt, derision
scoundrel
villian, rogue
scour
to scrub clean
scrupulous
restrained; honest; careful and precise
tentative
not fully worked out; uncertain
testimony
statement made under oath
therapeutic
medicinal
thicket
dense bushes
throng
a large group of people, crowd
thwart
to block or prevent from happening; frustrate
timorous
timid, shy, full of apprehension
toady
flatterer, hanger on, yes-man
tolerate
to endure, permit; to respect others
clairvoyance
exceptionally insightful, able to foresee the future
clamp
establish by authority, impose
clandestine
secretive, concealed for a darker purpose
cliche
overused expression or idea
clientele
body of customers of patrons
clique
small exclusive group
cloying
overly sweet
cognizant
fully informed, conscious
glutton
person who eats and drinks excessively
goad
to prod or urge
gourmand
glutton; lover of fine food
gracious
kind, compassionate, warm-hearted
grandiose
magnificent and imposing; exaggerated and pretentious
gratuity
something given voluntarily, tip
gravity
importance, seriousness
grove
a group of trees
grudgingly
reluntantly, resentfully
gruff
brusque, stern, harsh
hackneyed
cliched, worn out by overuse
disputant
someone in an argument
dissemble
to pretend, disguise one's motives
disseminate
to spread for and wide
dissipate
to vanish; to pursue pleasure to excess
distinctive
distinguishing, characteristic
distract
to cause to lose focus, to divert attention
evade
to avoid, dodge
evanescent
momentary, transient, short-lived
evenhanded
fair, impartial
exacerbate
to aggrevate, intensify the bad qualities of
exacting
requiring a lot of care or attention
exaggerate
to represent something as greater than it actually is
exalt
to glorify or honour
exasperation
irritation
infusion
the introduction of, the addition of
inhibit
to hold back, prevent, restrain
innumerable
too many to be counted
inordinate
excessive, immoderate
inscription
engraving
insidious
subtly spreading harm; beguiling; alluring
insightful
clever, perceptive; intuitive
insinuate
to suggest, say indirectly, imply
insolence
rudeness, impertinence
inspire
motivate, affect
mendicant
beggar
methodical
systematic, orderly
meticulous
extremely careful, fastidious, paintaking
miffed
offended, annoyed
milestone
important event in something or someone's history
mimic
copy, imitate
mirage
optical illusion, apparition