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Bowdlerize
To remove parts considered vulgar
Quixotic
Idealistic but not practical
Stoical:
Indifferent to pain/pleasure
Expedite:
To sepped up the process of something
Equivocate:
to speak vaguely inorder to mislead someone
Evocative:
prompting images from the past
Machiavellian:
Unprincipled but crafty
Laconic
brief, concise
Maudlin:
Extremely sentimental
Ostracize
exclude from society
Gregarious:
liking the company of others
specious:
Appearing to be true but really false
circumspect:
showing unwillingness to act without thinking about circumstances
Cupidity:
greed
Philistine:
an uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic/ intellectual activities
Foible:
minor or amusing faults
Precarious:
unsafe/ risky
Apathetic:
Not taking any tnerest in anything or not bothering to do anything
Empathize:
To understand others feelings
Pathos:
the quality that makes poeple feel pity/ sadness
Protean:
readily changing character
Idiosyncrasy:
personal peculiarity
Rankle:
cause bitterness or hatred
Narcissisim:
Self admiration
Iconoclast:
attacker of traditional beliefs
Sardonic
Mockingly bitter
Supercillious:
scornfully looking down on others
Capricious
changeable, unpredictable
Jargon:
meaningless manner
Sordid:
demonstrating the worsst aspects of human nature; dirt, nasty