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salient
significant; conspicuous; standing out from the rest
recant
to withdraw or disavoa a statement or opinion
jocular
humorous; lighthearted
palliate
to ease; to lessen; to soothe
malleable
capable of being changed; easily shaped
recreant
a coward; a traitor
affinity
an attraction to
impalpable
unable to be felt; intangible
fiscal
pertaining to finances
regale
to delight with something pleasing or amusing
miscreant
a vicious person
flagellate
to whip; to lash
lascivious
lustful or lewd
flout
to ridicule; to show contempt for
salacious
obscene; lustful
rebuke
to scold; to blame
nonentity
a person or thing of little importance
sang-froid
calmness; composure or coll self-possession
desultory
wandering from subject to subject
hector
to bully; to pester
pandemic
general; widespread
coalesce
to blend; to merge
beguile
to decieve; to charm; to enchant
ennui
boredom; a weariness resulting from lack of interest
hiatus
a pause or gap
lambent
softly bright or radiant; moving lightly over a surface
ergo
therefore
hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence
pecuniary
pertaining to money; financial
sibilant
a hissing sound
incendiary
causing to excite or inflame
apotheosis
the finest example
contiguous
making contact or touching at some point; side by side
auspicious
signaling favorable or promising results
vociferous
marked by noise; loud
avuncular
similar to an uncle
proletariat
working class or lower class
tenacious
strongly held; not easy to separate
specious
deceptive or misleading
refractory
unmanageable or difficult to control; willful
inimitable
cannot imitated
malfeasance
poor conduct or wrongdoing, especially on the part of a public official
platonic
marked by absence of romanceor physical attraction
pontificate
speak in a pretentiously dignified or dogmatic way
prurient
given to lustful or lewd thoughts