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penchant
A strong inclination, taste, or liking for something
penurious
Extremely stingy. Parsimonious. lacking money. Miserly.
perfidious
deliberately treacharous. Violation of trust. Disloyal.
perfunctory
performed merely as a routine duty, casual, apathatic.
perspicacious
Having keen vision. Marked by awareness. Astute, discerning
peruse
To read with greatr care. To study, examine, scurtinize
petulance
Unreasonably irritated and ill-tempered. Peevish, fretfulness.
Phillistine
A oersib ubdufferebt abd agnostic to cultural values. Smug, ignorant, foolish.
phlematic
not easily excited or displaying emotion.
ponderous
Having great weight. Massive huge, enormous
predliection
tendency because of perosnal dispositions. Bias.
prescience
knowledge of action before they occur. Clarivoiyence or foresight.
probity
Ccmplete and confirmed integrity. Honor, recititude.
prevalent
widespread. Commonly occuring. Pervasive.
procrastinate
to defer action unitl a future toime for needless purposes.
prudence
caution with regard to practical matters. Wisdom, direction
quixotic
Extragently chiverous. Caught up in un-reachable ideals. Idealistic, visionary, impractical.
rapport
relationship of mutual trust and affinity. accord.
ratiocinate
to reason methodically and logically.
recalcitrant
resistant to authority or guidance. Rebellous, un-ruly, obdstinate
recapitulate
to repeat stages fromthe evolution of the species. Summarize, re-iterate, recap.
refulgent
shining brilliantly or splednidly, radiant.
reprehensible
highly unacceptable and deserving censure. Condemnable, heinous, neferious
resilinet
able to quickly recover from setbacks.
reticent
unwilling to communicate very much, talk freely, or reveal all facts about something. taciturn.
salient
particuklarly noticable, stirking, or relevant,. Protruding out. Palpable
sapient
wise or learned person. perspective, sagacious, perspicacious.
subterfuge
a plan, action, or device designed to hide a real objective. Ruse, sophestry.
supercilious
characteriszed by haughty arrogance.
surreptitious
done in a concealed or underhanded way to escape notice, and especially disapproval.
surveillance
continual observation of a person or group unde suspicion. A watch, scrutiny.
taciturn
sparing of words, laconic/
trepidation
fear or uneasiness about the future, or future events
truculent
aggressively or sullenly refreshing to accept something or do what is asked
ubiquitous
present at everywhere at once, omnipresent
unctuous
attempting to charm or convince someone in a smug, suave, or smooth way. Having the qualities of oil.
untrammeled
not restricted or restrained in anyway. Un-hampered.
viable
Able to live and develop
vitiate
to destroy or drastically reduce the effectiveness of something, invalidate.
voracious
Desiring or consuming food in great quantities. Ravenous, gluttonous.
vicarious
experienced through someone else, by using sympathy not first hand knowledge.
voucher
a crd taken, document exchanged for goods and services in place of money
vulpine
typical or resembling a fox. Wily, crafty, cunning
waffle
to change ones position on something, vacilate, capitulate
wanderlust
a strong desire to travel. Impulse to travel or rove.
warlock
a man who is a supposed sorcerer or wizard
warranty
a guarantee on a purchase goods that they are of the quality represented and will be replaced if found faulty
wellspring
a source of a spring or stream
wheedle
to coax or try to persude sometbody to do something using flattery, guile. or other indirect means
vortex
a whirling mass of something that draws everything towards its center
whittle
to carve something out of wood by using a knife. Shave, file, slash, pare.
windsock
a fabric tube attached to a pole used to indicate the direction of the wind
wreak
to inflict revenge or punishment on someone
xenophobe
One who is intensely fearful of foreigners and their customs.
xylophone
a msuical instrument with a row of wooden bars that produce a tone when struck by a mallet.
yahoo
somebody regarded as brutih, crude, and boorish.
ying-yang
dualistic Chinese philosophy
zealot
a fervent supporter of a cause, especially a religous one. A fanatic or an extremist
zenith
the highest point or climax of something. Appex, acme, pinnacle
zodiac
a narrow band in the sky in which movements of major planets take place.