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voluble
characterized by a ready flow of speech
ostracize
to banish or expel
autocrat
a ruler with unlimited authority
beholden
obliged; indebted
aplomb
confidence; coolness
disheveled
in loose disorder; disarranged
precocious
characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development
reticent
inclined to keep silent
legerdemain
sleight of hand
vituperate
to overwhelm with wordy abuse
foment
to nurse to life or activity; to incite
contumely
rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt
philomath
a lover of learning; a scholar
aesthete
one who cultivates great sensitivity to beauty
nefarious
wicked in the extreme
proclivity
a natural inclination
flout
to treat with contempt and disregard
sesquipedalian
(of words) long; having many syllables
inchoate
partly but not fully in existence or operation
circumlocution
the use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few
wayworn
wearied by traveling
potable
drinkable; also, a beverage, especially an alcoholic one
crepuscular
pertaining to twilight
doppelganger
a ghostly double
assuage
to soften; to ease, or lessen