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Blandishment

n. (often plural) That which is intended to coax or persuade, such as flattery; an allurement.

Deprecate

v. 1. To criticize or express disapproval of.
2. To represent as of little value.

Discomfit

v. To make uneasy by confusing or embarrassing a person.

Meteoric

adj. Coming into existence swiftly, suddenly, brightly, like a meteor.

Overbearing

adj. Acting in an arrogant, domineering way.

Precocious

adj. Showing exceptionally early development of abilities.

Precocity

n. Exceptionally early development.

Proffer

v. To offer for acceptance or consideration.
n. An offer.

Remonstrate

v. To say in protest; to raise an objection.

Rift

n. 1. A split or crack.
2. A break in friendly relations.

Solicitous

adj. Showing interest and care; concerned.

Succinct

adj. Expressed clearly and in few words; concise.

Sylvan

adj. Having to do with trees or wooded areas.

Trepidation

n. Apprehension; dread.

Untoward

adj. Not favorable; unlucky.

Virtuoso

n. A person with great skill in some art, especially music.
adj. Done with great skill and dash.

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