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precocious
showing unusually early mental development or acheivement
ambiguous
having or expressing more than one possible meaning
ambivalent
having two opposing feelings at the same time
anecdote
a short often amusing story
apathetic
lacking interest or energy
approbation
approval or agreement
articulate
able to express thoughts and feelings easily and clearly
burnished
Literary to rub metal until it is smooth and shiny
candid
truthful and honest
compunction
a slight feeling of guilt for something you have done or might do
constrict
to become tighter and narrower
credulity
willingness to beleive that something is real or true
culpability
deserving to be blamed or considered responsible for something bad
decorous
behaving politely and in a controlled way
desiccated
not interesting or completely lacking in imagination
disparagement
to critisize someone or something in a way that shows you do not respect or value them
dysfunction
a problem or fault in a part of the body or a machine
embellish
to make something more beautiful or interesting by adding something to it
essential
necessary
exhilarating
to give someone strong feelings of happpiness and exitement
expansive
very happy to talk to people in a freindly way
fervor
describes beleifs that are strongly and sincerely felt or poeple who have strong and sincere beliefs
formidable
causing you to have fear or respect for something or someone because they are impressive, powerful or difficult
furtive
behaving secretely so people do notice them, or done secretly and often quickly so that people do not notice
imperious
unpleasently proud and expecting obedience
jurisprudence
the study of law and the princi[les on which law is based
lassitude
physical or metal tiredness
laudatory
deserving praise even if there is little or no sucess
litigious
too often taking arguments to a law or court for a descision
nefarious
evil or immoral
obsolescence
becoming obsolete
omniscience
having or seeming to have unlimited knowledge
pernicious
having a very harmful effect or influence
profundity
felt or experienced very strongly or in an extreme way
reprimand
to express to someone your strong official disapproval of them
indigenous
naturally existing in a place or country rather than arriving from another place
sporadic
happening irregularly
stamina
the physical and/or mental strength to do something which might be difficult and which will take a long time
sumptuous
luxurious and showing wealth
tenuous
A tenuous connection, idea or situation is weak and possibly does not exist
exquisite
very beautiful
ensemble
a group of things
heterogeneous
consisting of parts or things that are very different from each other
ambivalent
having two opposing feelings at the same time
elucidate
to make clear
imbued
to fill something or someone with a particular feeling, quality or idea
infuriating
to make someone extremely angry
unctuous
describes people or behaviour expressing too much praise, interest, freindliness and etc.