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abstemious
sparing or moderate in eating and drinking
abstruse
hard to understand; recondite; esoteric
astute
of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious
aversion
1. a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy
diminutive
small; little; tiny
eclectic
selecting or choosing from various sources
extraneous
introduced or coming from without; not belonging or proper to a thing; external; foreign
hardy
capable of enduring fatigue, hardship, exposure, etc.; sturdy; strong
intractable
not easily controlled or directed; not docile or manageable; stubborn; obstinate:
soporific
causing or tending to cause sleep.
abstract
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances
archaic
marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated
engender
to produce, cause, or give rise to
erudite
characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
fervor
great warmth and earnestness of feeling
iconoclast
a breaker or destroyer of images, esp. those set up for religious veneration
laudable
deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable
painstaking
taking or characterized by taking pains or trouble; expending or showing diligent care and effort; careful:
pompous
characterized by an ostentatious display of dignity or importance
renown
widespread and high repute; fame.
convivial
friendly; agreeable:
equanimity
mental or emotional stability or composure, esp. under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
lassitude
weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor
listless
having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent
mollify
to soften in feeling or temper, as a person; pacify; appease
paradigm
a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, esp. the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme
profusion
abundance; abundant quantity
recalcitrant
resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory
resigned
submissive or acquiescent.
surmise
to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess
ambivalence
uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things
anomaly
a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form
biased
a particular tendency or inclination, esp. one that prevents unprejudiced consideration of a question; prejudice.
credulous
willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible
despot
a king or other ruler with absolute, unlimited power; autocrat
incipient
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
nefarious
extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous
prodigious
extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc
servile
slavishly submissive or obsequious
temper
a particular state of mind or feelings
arduous
requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult
ascetic
a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons
blithe
joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful:
deprecate
to express earnest disapproval of
didactic
intended for instruction; instructive