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fractiousness
of a nature to be troublesome
ineffable
unspeakable; incapable of being expressed in words
oblivious
unaware
ingratiate
gain favor by deliberate effort
dilatory
tardy; causing delay
perceptible
capable of being perceived by the senses
portentous
eliciting amazement or wonder; ominious
truculent
cruel; harsh; belligerent
fortuitously
luckily; accidently
adventitious
accidental
pasquinade
satire
surmise
conjecture; idea based on scanty evidence
insidious
treacherous; having a gradual and cumulative effect
superlicious
cooly and patronizingly haughty
imperceptibly
not perceptible or understood by a sense of the mind
wan
suggestive of poor health
cynical
contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives
peremptorily
authroitatively; putting an end to a right of action
contiguous
being in actual contact; touching
harlequin
variegated pattern; combination of colors
prodigality
reckless extravagance
staid
marked by sedateness and prim self-restraint
condescending
voluntary descent from one's rank or dignity in relations with an inferior
vacuous
lacking content; empty
florid
red-taced; flower covered or colored
corpulent
having a large, bulky body
provincial
limited in outlook
echolalia
the often pathological repitition of what is said by other people as if echoing them
malevolence
evil, bad behavior
punctilious
concerned with details of codes or conventions
somnambulatory
trance-like; sleep-walking
succulent
full of juice and freshness
denizen
inhabitant; one that frequents a place
meretricious
falsely attractive; based on pretense or insincerity; specious; false allure or promise
conceits
thought; opinions; fanciful ideas (also relates to elaborate metaphor)