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FURTIVE
adj.
1. Characterized by stealth; surreptitious.
2. Expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty. See Synonyms at secret.
FORTUITOUS
–adjective
1.happening or produced by chance; accidental: a fortuitous encounter.
2.lucky; fortunate: a series of fortuitous events that advanced her career.
SURREPTITIOUS
–adjective
1.obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized; clandestine: a surreptitious glance.
2.acting in a stealthy way.
3.obtained by subreption; subreptitious.
FERVENT
–adjective
1.having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.
2.hot; burning; glowing.
PUGNACIOUS
–adjective
inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative
QUIESCENT
–adjective
being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.
IMPLACABLE
adjective
not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable: an implacable enemy.
INNOCUOUS
–adjective
1.not harmful or injurious; harmless: an innocuous home remedy.
2.not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive; an innocuous remark.
3.not interesting, stimulating, or significant; pallid; insipid: an innocuous novel.
BENIGN
–adjective
1.having a kindly disposition; gracious: a benign king.
2.showing or expressive of gentleness or kindness: a benign smile.
3.favorable; propitious: a series of benign omens and configurations in the heavens.
4.(of weather) salubrious; healthful; pleasant or beneficial.
5.Pathology. not malignant; self-limiting.
INSCRUTABLE
–adjective
1.incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized; impenetrable.
2.not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable: an inscrutable smile.
3.incapable of being seen through physically; physically impenetrable: the inscrutable depths of the ocean.
EXCRUCIATE
–verb (used with object),
1.to inflict severe pain upon; torture: The headache excruciated him.
2.to cause mental anguish to; irritate greatly.
VEHEMENT
OR FERVENT
–adjective
1.zealous; ardent; impassioned: a vehement defense; vehement enthusiasm.
2.characterized by rancor or anger; violent: vehement hostility.
3.strongly emotional; intense or passionate: vehement desire.
4.marked by great energy or exertion; strenuous: vehement clapping.
FACETIOUS
–adjective
1.not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetious remark.
2.amusing; humorous.
3.lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person.
SCANTY
–adjective
1.scant in amount, quantity, etc.; barely sufficient.
2.meager; not adequate.
3.lacking amplitude in extent or compass.
–noun
4.scanties, very brief underpants, esp. for women.
PEDANTIC
–adjective
1.ostentatious in one's learning.
2.overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, esp. in teaching.