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Overweening
exaggerated, excessive, or arrogant
Feckless
ineffective; incompetent; Careless and irresponsible
Vainglory
Boastful, unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualitie
Strife
Heated, often violent dissension; bitter conflict
Surrogate
To put in the place of another, especially as a successor; replace
Nascent
coming or having recently come into existence : beginning to develop
Abject
most unfortunate or miserable
Dunce
a dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person
Fatuous
foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly
Hew
to sever (a part) from a whole by means of cutting blows
Moot
Subject to debate; Of no practical importance; irrelevant
Vanity
Excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishment; Lack of usefulness, worth, or effect; worthlessness
Decry
express strong disapproval of
Jaded
to make or become dull, worn-out, or weary, as from overwork or overuse
Aberrant
Deviating from the proper or expected course
Denigrate
to speak damagingly of; criticize in a derogatory manner; sully; defame
Innocuous
not harmful or injurious; harmless; not interesting, stimulating, or significant
Quaint
Charmingly odd, especially in an old-fashioned way
Corall
collect or gather
Proselytize
To convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another
Debauchery
excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures; intemperance
Gambol
to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic
Paean
any song of praise, joy, or triumph
Bequeath
to hand down; pass on
Lay
Not requiring special or extensive knowledge of a subject
Rusticate
To go to or live in the country
Delineate
To draw or trace the outline of; sketch out; to portray in words; describe or outline with precision
Et Al.
and others
Inchoate
In an initial or early stage; incipient; Imperfectly formed or developed
Errant
deviating from the regular or proper course; erring; straying
Usury
The practice of lending money and charging the borrower interest, especially at an exorbitant or illegally high rate
Gamut
the entire scale or range
Placard
a paperboard sign or notice, as one posted in a public place or carried by a demonstrator or picketer
Tithe
A tenth part of one's annual income contributed voluntarily or due as a tax, especially for the support of the clergy or churc
Sordid
morally ignoble or base; vile; Filthy or dirty
Purported
reputed or claimed; alleged
Taboo
proscribed by society as improper or unacceptable
Vis-a-vis
face to face; compared with; in relation to
Blithe
Carefree and lighthearted; Lacking or showing a lack of due concern; casual
Abrogate
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal
Effete
Depleted of vitality, force, or effectiveness; exhausted; marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
Bereft
to deprive and make desolate, esp. by death
Charlatan
a person who pretends to more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses
Coddle
treat with excessive indulgence
Decrepit
Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use
Hoary
showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; ancient or venerable
Supine
Marked by or showing lethargy, passivity, or blameworthy indifference
Pavlovian
conditioned response; automatic
Auxiliary
additional; supplementary; reserve
Caveat Emptor
let the buyer beware: the principle that the seller of a product cannot be held responsible for its quality unless it is guaranteed in a warranty
Truism
a self-evident, obvious truth
Conduit
A means by which something is transmitted
Moniker
a person's name, esp. a nickname or alias
Prerogative
an exclusive right, privilege, etc., exercised by virtue of rank, office, or the like
Insular
detached; standing alone; isolated
Amity
Peaceful relations, as between nations; friendship
Demarcate
to determine or mark off the boundaries or limits of
Triumvirate
any association of three in office or authority
Consulate
The residence or official premises of a consul
Cavalier
Carefree and nonchalant;Showing arrogant or offhand disregard; dismissive
Placate
to appease or pacify, esp. by concessions or conciliatory gestures
Potable
fit or suitable for drinking
Prenatal
Existing or occurring before birth
Sinew
the source of strength, power, or vigor
Tawny
of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish-brown color
Stoical
Seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive
Epigram
A concise, clever, often paradoxical statement
Pluck
courage or resolution in the face of difficulties
Haphazard
characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or dependent on chance; aimless; marked by great carelessness
Amenable
ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; open to influence, persuasion, or advice; Responsible to higher authority; accountable
Dissemble
To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance
Concurrent
occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side
Incontrovertible
Impossible to dispute; unquestionable
Prosaic
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative
Contiguous
Sharing an edge or boundary; touching