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acute
sharp, severe, perceptive
agile
nimble, quick and skillful

* nimble- quick alert, and deft of mind or body

* supple- flexible, yielding in mind or body, quick to respond or adapt
erratic
irregular, wandering, having no fixed course; lagre rock deposited by a glacier

* knight errant- wandering knight

* erroneous- wrong, deviant, or mistaken belief

* abberation- mental, derangement, error in scientific observation
exorbitant
excessive, unreasonable (in what one asks)

* inordinate- beyond reason, without restraint
exultant
joyful jubilant

* jubilation- whole hearted rejoicing and is thus more vociferous than exultation

* jubilee- celebration- time or occasion of rejoicing
inane
senseless, empty
inferior
low(er) in place or quality

* ersatz- substitute, usually inferior
implicit
unquesting, implied
inert
inactive, or lifeless

* passive- unwillingness to act or lead

* indolent- lazy and thus inactive

* listless- indifferent,uninterested, or languid ( lethargy, stupor, torpor)
infernal
hellish, fiendish

* diabolic(al)- scheme is devilish, fit for or devised by a devil

* excrable- temper is bady ugly, hellish-----literally worthy of curses
fugitive
one who flees, a runaway
indignation
justifiable anger

* vexation- strong annoyance, milder than anger

* resentment- restrained, slow burning anger

* animosity- strong hostility, usually personal
insolence
insulting behavior, impudence

*impudence- rash, bold, insolent in a self-superior way
obeisnace
bow or curtsy, respect

* genuflection- knee bending in worship

* salaam- middle eastern greeting in which one bows very low
repose
rest, quiet
retinue
group of attendants

* cortege- procession of followers or attendants

* entourage
sanction
approval, authorization

* dispensation- approval by church of some exception or variation from its rules or laws

* indulgence- enjoyment, satisfaction or *leniancy-- mild or merciful
succor
aid, help
strategy
skill in manuevering, or planning
tyranny
opressive or unjust govenment

* autocrat- tyrannical person who may dominate a school room, home, business, or nation

* despot- tyrant belonging more likely to a regular line of succession