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ambrosial
extremely pleasing to the senses, divine (as related to the gods) or delicious (n: ambrosia)
barefaced
unconcealed, shameless, or brazen
cadge
to get something by taking advantage of someone
caprice
impulse (adj: capricious)
complaisant
willingly compliant or accepting of the status quo (n: complaisance)
corroborate
to strengthen or support: "The witness corroborted his story." (n: corroboration)
depredation
the act of preying upon or plundering: "The depredations of the invaders demoralized the population."
descry
to make clear, to say
disabuse
to free a person from falsehood or error: "We had to disabuse her of the notion that she was invited."
dispassionate
calm; objective; unbiased
hapless
unfortunate
headlong
headfirst; impulsive; hasty. impulsively; hastily; without forethought: "They rushed headlong into marriage."
imperious
commanding
improvidence
an absence of foresight; a failure to provide for future needs or events: "Their improvidence resulted in the loss of their home."
ineffible
undescribable; inexpressible in words; unspeakable
ingenuous
unsophisticated; artless; straightforward; candid: "Wilson's ingenuous response to the controversial calmed the suspicious listeners."
inhibit
to hold back, prohibit, forbid, or restrain (n: inhibition, adj: inhibited)
insipid
lacking zest or excitement; dull
leviathan
giant whale, therefore, something very large
lugubrious
weighty, mournful, or gloomy, especially to an excessive degree: "Jake's lugubrious monologues depressed his friends."
obdurate
hardened against influence or feeling; intractable.
perfidious
deliberately treacherous; dishonest (n: perfidy)
petulant
easily or frequently annoyed, especially over trivial matters; childishly irritable
phlegmatic
not easily excited; cool; sluggish
prodigal
rashly wasteful: "Americans' prodigal devotion to the automobile is unique."
propitiate
to conciliate; to appease: "They made sacrifices to propitiate angry gods."
Pulchritudinous
beautiful (n: pulchritude)
reproof
the act of censuring, scolding, or rebuking. (v. reprove).
sanguine
cheerful; confident: "Her sanguine attitude put everyone at ease."(Sangfroid (noun) is a related French word meaning unflappibility. Literally, it means cold blood)
sate
to satisfy fully or to excess