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pettish

peevish, irritable, fretful, ill-temper, querulous

parsimonious

miserly, excessively sparing/frugal, penurious

prerogative

exclusive right/privilege held by a person/group. Special quality of authority

prepossessing

alluring, serving to impress favorably, engaging

salubrious

favorable to help, conducive to well-being

seraphic

pertaining to angels (Lucifer was one

subterfuge

deceptive stratagem, device/trick, a ruse

stalwart

resolute, having imposing physical strength

slovenly

slipshod, sloppy

servile

slavishly submissive, relating to forced labor for servant or slave

staid

sedate dignity, sober and fixed (american gothic) ----->farmer and wife with pitch fork

terse

concise, brief, pithy, laconic, succinct

trite

not fresh, lacking power to evoke interest from over use, hackneyed, unimaginative

unimpeachable

beyond reproach/doubt, impossible/difficult to discredit

vitriolic

bitterly scathing and caustic, malicious, tone in voice: sharp, acerbic

vested

ixed, settled, absolute, a special interest in promoting being without contingency

wary

circumspect, cautious, watchful

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