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diligent
(adj) making a persistant and painstaking effort
affable

(AFF-a-ble)
(adj) friendly
gambit
(n) a carefully considered strategy
circumspect

(sir-come-SPECT)
(adj) cautious in manner/behavior
speculate
(v) to assume to be true without conclusive evidence; to conjecture; to buy or sell, with an element of risk, on a chance of profit.
astute
(adj) keen in judgement; shrewd
inexplicable
(adj) difficult or impossible to explain
cardinal
(adj) of foremost importance
embellish
(v) to add details in an attempt to make more attractive; i.e., adorn
aesthetic
(adj) relating to beauty or art
sensibility
(n) a refined appreciation or awareness in feelings
admonish
(v) to reprimand
pretentious
(adj) making an extravagant show; claiming/demanding a position of distinction/merit, especially when unjustified.
pedantic
(adj) having a very narrow concern for book learning and technicalities
exotic
(adj) strinkingly unusual
spontaneously
(adv) occuring without apparant cause or reason
inscribed
(adj) written, usually on a special surface or in a special manner; marked or engraved on a surface
inopportune
(adj) ill-timed
forlorn
(adj) nearly hopeless; also: sad and lonely; destitute
conjecture
(n) a conclusion reached without any supporting evidence