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unpretentious

modest; not showy

pretext

a false reason, deceptive excuse

reticent

inclined to keep silent; reserved

tedious

long and tiresome

prodigious

(adj.) immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree

voluble

talkative

taciturn

habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

thwart

to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate

obtuse

lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression

dexterous

(adj.) skillful in the use of hands or body; clever

benign

harmless

assent

to express agreement; agreement

eloquent

Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

despoil

plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village

feign

To pretend

poise

self-assurance; composure; equilibrium

oblique

(adj.) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct

tete-a-tete

a private conversation between two people

intemperance

Lack of moderation (usually relating to drinking alcohol)

bereft

deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

resolute

determined

muse

(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder

illicit

illegal

clandestine

secret

dissembling

concealing the facts; hiding under a false pretense

inaudible

(adj.) not able to be heard

harbinger

something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner

languid

slow, sluggish, listless, weak

overzealous

excessively enthusiastic

indispensable

(adj.) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected

remonstrate

(v.) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to

emaciated

extremely thin; wasted away

rebuke

scold harshly; criticize severely

tirade

A long, angry speech, usually very critical

accost

to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way

disarm

v. To deprive of weapons.

incensed

angry

epistle

a letter or literary composition in letter form

ostentatious

Intended to attract notice and impress others

disparage

to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner

impromptu

without preparation

unscrupulous

dishonest

diffident

shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

demeanor

behavior; manner of conducting oneself

arduous

(adj) hard to do, requiring much effort

disapprobation

disapproval; condemnation

raiment

(n.) clothing, garments

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