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prudent
characterized by cautious planning and sound, careful judgement
noxious
harmful to a person's health or morals
adamant
stubborn, unyielding, inflexible
burgeoning
growing or developing quickly
deftly
skillful ina quick, smooth way
superlative
excellent, of the greatest or highest quality
malcontent
a dissatisfied, discontented, rebellious person
perusing
to read or examine closely
poignant
affecting the emotions, touching
impediment
an obstacle, something that interferes with progress
fastidious
overly particular
sumptuous
exceptional and luxurious
apocryphal
probably not true
ebullient
overflowing with high spirits, enthusiasm
altruistic
unselfishly concerned with the welfare of others
haphazard
characterized by lack of order or direction, accidental
eluded
to escape, avoid
oratory
the art of speaking effectively in public
ornate
highly and often excessively decorated, fancy, showy
portly
stout, heavyset, fat
zeal
intense passion, enthusiasm
unwieldy
not easy to handle or manage
rudiments
a simple, basical, elementary principle or fundamental skill
rhetoric
the skillful and persuasive use of language
perception
the act or process of becoming aware of something through any of the senses
ponderous
dull, boring, labored
relics
a surviving trace of a culture that no longer exists
intuition
the faculty of knowing instinctively, without concious reasoning
pungent
sharp or biting to smell or taste
vigorous
full of healthy energy
vivid
strong, bright, intense
threadbare
so frayed that the threads show, old and worn
harass
to annoy or irritate
haughty
self-satisfied and scornful of other, excessively proud
conspicuous
easy to see, obvious
corruption
to make dishonest, evil wicket, or impure
pompous
puffed up with self importance
hypothesis
an assumption made for the sake of argument or firther study
avaricious
greedy for wealth or posession
chaotic
completely disordered and confused
formidable
inspiring fear, dread, or amazement
fanatical
excessively enthusiastic or dreaded
insolent
insulting, intentionally rude or disrespectful
insight
the power or sense to understand the nature of something
illuminated
to light up, brighten
impending
about to happen
scrutinizing
to examine carefully and closely
stalwart
of outstanding strength, sturdy
noteworthy
deserving attention, worthy of notice
nonchalantly
cool and unconcerned
monarch
a hereditary soverign
misanthrope
a person who regards all others with hate or distrust
array
a large and impressive display or number
articulate
to utter clearly and distinctly
biased
showing a strong preference or inclination
beneficial
contributing to health and well being
archaic
of an earlier period, of a long time past, old fashioned
expounding
to explain by giving detail
diverse
variety; difference
dominated
to occupy a commanding position
heretical
belief that differs from an orthodox religion or doctrine
edifice
a large, elaborate building
emulate
to try to do as well or better than, esp. by imitating
distinctive
serving to set apart as different or characterize as special
critique
a critical review or commentary
objective
not influenced by personal feelings or opinions
ironically
a manner of expression that implies the opposite
literally
real, actual, without exaggeration
nondescript
lacking distinctive features or characteristics
sauntering
to walk in a leisurely way, stroll
random
unplanned or unorganized
pretentious
showy, making a flashy outward show to attract attention
smirk
to smile in a self-satisfied, artificial way
tome
a weighty, large, or scholarly book
connoisseur
an expert, esp. a person with special training
idioms
an expression whose meaning cannot be understood by putting together the meanings of each word seperately
verbose
overly wordy, long winded