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abstemious
sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet
abstruse
hard to understand
astute
clever; cunning; ingenious; shrewd
aversion
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
intractable
not easily controlled or directed; not docile or manageable; stubborn; obstinate
soporific
causing or tending to cause sleep
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
mollify
to soften in feeling or temper
paradigm
an example serving as a model
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
arduous
requiring great exertion; laborious
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
eulogy
a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, esp. a set oration in honor of a deceased person
gratuitous
given, done, bestowed, or obtained without charge or payment; free; voluntary
raze
to tear down; demolish; level to the ground
tawdry
of finery, trappings, etc.) gaudy; showy and cheap
unimpeachable
above suspicion; impossible to discredit; impeccable
abstract
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances: an abstract idea.
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: an erudite professor; an erudite commentary.
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
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
an oblique or diagonal line of direction, esp. across a woven fabric
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; fawning: servile flatterers
temper
a particular state of mind or feelings