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pedantic
showy about knowledge
grandiose
pretentious; ridiculously exaggerated
bombastic
pompous; using inflated language
braggart
one who boasts; a show off
ostentatious
showy; pretentious
pompous
possessing excessive self-esteem; pretentious
swagger
to walk or to strut in an arrogant manner
lofty
haughty; overly proud
garish
flashy; loud
ornate
overly decorated
opulence
luxuriousness; opulentus wealthy
pretentious
ostentatious
gaudy
showy in a tasteless way
dogged
determined; unwilling to give up
inexorable
relentless
obstinate
stubborn
intransigent
uncompromising
contentious
quarrelsome
pertinacity
stubbornness
steadfast
unchanging; unswerving
recalcitrant
stubbornly rebellious
tenacious
holding firmly; persistent
disputatious
inclined to arguing
obdurate
intractable; not easily persuaded

syn. dogged
intractable
hard to manage; stubborn
adamant


(think wolverine...)
refusing to yield
litigious
prone to bringing lawsuits
adroit
dexterous; skillful
unerring
committing no mistakes; perfect
adept
highly skilled
aptitude
a natural ability; intelligence
paragon
a model of excellence; perfection
deft
adrioit, skillful
preeminent
outstanding
expertise
knowledge or skill in a particular area
discerning
showing good judgement or keen insight
agility
nimbleness
consummate
perfect in every respect
dexterous
skillful with the hands
impeccable
flawless
nefarious
wicked; sinful; bullshit
repugnant
offensive; repulsive
infamous
famous for bad deeds; notorious
odious
worthy of dislike; arousing feelings of dislike
malevolent
wishing harm to others; evil
malefactor
an evildoer
abominable
loathsome; unpleasant
avarice
extreme greedy
bigotry
intolerance toward those who are different (probably syn. with prejudice, nevertheless bullshit)
hypocrite
one who says onething but does another
miserly
lacking generosity
inimical
unfriendly
curmudgeon
a cranky person
misanthrope
human hater
charlatan
a fraud; a quack
ruse
a crafty scheme
subterfuge
a scheme; an attempt to deceive
dupe
one who is easily deceived
pilfer
to steal
swindle
to cheat
gullible
easily deceived
embezzle
to steal money from one's employer
machination
a crafty scheme
bilk
to cheat, to swindle
larceny
theft
filch
to steal; pilfer
fleece
to defraud of money, to swindle
hedonist
a pleasure seeker
ascetic
one who lives a holy life of self-denial
anarchist
one who opposes all political authority
pacifist
an individual who is opposed to violence
atheist
one who does not believe that God exists
nihilist
one who rejects moral distinctions and knowable "truths"
despot
a tyrant; rules oppressively
narcissist
one in love with his/her own image
zealot
one who engages passionately in a cause
sybarite
an individual who seeks luxury
pessimist
an individual who focuses on the negative side of a situation
optimist
one who focuses on the positive side of a situation
fanatic
one who shows extreme enthusiasm for a cause
vindicate
to clear from blame
assuage
to sooth anger or pain; to satisfy a hunger
mollify
to soothe the anger of
exonerate
to clear from accusation
placate
to soothe; to mollify
exculpate
to free from blame
anesthetic
something that reduces sensation
pacify
to soothe the agitation or anger of
invigorate
to energized
alleviate
to relieve
emollient
a substance that softens
absolve
to pardon
placid
peaceful; calm; very calm, to the point of calm, yes that means it's calm. No excuses.