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adage
an old saying, a maxim or proverb
assent
agreement, acceptance, consent
adverse
unfavorable, damaging to one's interests
amiable
friendly, good-natured, agreeable. Suggests someone with a pleasant personality.
antagonistic
opposed, unfriendly
augment
to increase, make or become greater
ascertain
to find out, make certain of
apprise
to inform, notify
belligerent
ready and eager to fight, quarrel, or make war
benign
kind good-natured, arising from or indicative of goodness or happiness, not malevolont or malicious
clarify
to make clear or easier to understand
corpulent
fat, fleshy, stout, obese
confidant
a person to whom one entrusts personal matters or secrets
capricious
unpredictable, changin suddenly for no apparent reason, inconstant
credence
belief or confidence in the truth of something
chastened
disciplined or punished in order to correct or improve
discoursed
talked, carried on a conversation
elucidated
made clear, explained
esoteric
intended for or understood only by a select group
frugal
careful in spendin, using one's money or resources carefully and sparingly, thrifty, economical
fervid
glowing with feeling, fiery
germane
pertaining to wht is under consideration or being discussed
idiosyncratic
a characteristic or quality peculiar to a particular person; a quirk
inherent
essential, exstin within someone or something as a natual, permanent element
inscrutable
mysterious, difficult to interpret or understand
inimitable
not able to be copied or imitaded, matchless
irrelevant
not relating to the subject, not to the point, not pertinant
meager
of inadequete quality or quantity, inferior
preliminary
coming before or leading up to the main event, introductory, prefatery
phlegmatic
not easily excited or moved to action, calm, unemotional. Suggests a lack of emotion and energy.
posthumously
occuring after a person's death
precipitated
brought about suddenly or sooner than expected
predominant
in greater strength, influence, or number; most frequently or common
preeminent
superior, outstanding, notable above all others
prescient
having knowledge of events before they occur, having foresight
querulous
tending to find fault; complaining, peevish, or whiny
resonant
having a full rich tone or sound
ribald
coarse or vulgar in the use of language
salient
standing our, attracting attention, easily see, noticeable
exorbitant
far beyond what is usual or proper; excessive
chastised
to critize or scold harshly
salient
standing out, attracting attention, easily seen, noticeable
suppresed
1. held back or stifled
2. kept from becoming known
sonerouse
rich and full in sound
supercillious
looking down at or treating others in a proudly superior way
spendthrift
someone who wastes money or spends it foolishly
staid
proper, sober, dignified, conservative, strait-laced
upbraided
critized severely, rebuked
unorthodox
not customory or orthodox
vivacious
filled with life and spirit, lively, sprightly