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diffident
timid, lacking confidence
digress
to stray from the main subject
dilettante
someone with a superficial knowledge of art
despot
an absolute ruler
awry
off course (plans)
audactiy
boldness
augment
to make bigger, to add to
auspicious
favorable
appropriate
to take without permission
aptitude
capacity for learning; natural ability
desultory
without plan or purpose; disconnected (speech)
esoteric
hard to understand
erudite
scholarly (intelligent)
equanimity
composure, calm
ethereal
heavenly (sunset)
gravity
seriousness
grandiloquent
using fancy words to impress
gratuitous
unjustified; uncalled for
legacy
something handed down from the past
lethargy
sluggishness; lazyness
precursor
forerunner (a soar throat is the precursor of a cold)
predilection
a natural preference for something
provident
preparing for the future (father for sons)
provincial
only caring about one's corner of the world
provisional
temporary
proximity
nearness
respite
a break or rest
reticent
quiet; reluctant to speak (especially about oneself), modest
revere
to respect or honor
rhetoric
the art of formal speaking or writing
robust
strong and healthy
sycophant
one who sucks up to others
surrogate
substitute (mother)
surfeit
an excess (usually in eating or drinking)
surreptitious
sneaky, secret