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diffident

lacking self-confidence
not assertive

Evocation

an imaginative recreation

surreptitious

secret, covert, clandestine,

Genial Gregarious

affable friendly or agreeable

Upbraid, Reproach

Castigate, censure scold or rebuke

despondent

very mournful, morose

belie

to give a false impression, to contradict

Assuage Mitigate

mollify alleviation or lessen

antithesis antithetical

Antipodes direct opposite

Hackneyed platitudinous insipid

trite banal unorigional overused cliched

inscrutable

puzzling unfathomable baffling

Indigenous Endemic

native to an area

ubiquitous pervasive

prevalent widespread

fortitude

strength of mind

diminutive

very small

trivial

minutiae unimportant insignificant trifling

Exhort

to emplore to give a pep talk to encourage or urge

antipathy animosity rancor

strong dislike ill will detesting someone enmity

tenacious

great determination

indulgent

generous or lenient, overly tolerant

polarize

to create disunity or break up into opposing factions

ephemeral

fleeting very brief lasting for a short amount of time

penchant or predilection

a liking or preference for something

Mercurial

capricious whimsical changing fickle

uncouth crass

boorish ill will deplorable manors

indignant

outraged

innuendo

indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature like a subtitle on a magazine

Stymie whwart

to stopp frustrate prevent

admonish

to caution warn against or to avoid a course of action

voracious ravenous

a huge appetite that cannot be satisfied

undaunted

intrepid fearless and courageous

convoluted

winding twisted difficult to understand

Itinerant

traveling from place to place, not sedentary

poignant

moving emotionally or touching

impetus

a stimulus or encouragement that results in an increase in activity or a change

bucolic

rustic pastoral referring to the charming unspoiled countryside

equanimity

unflappable calmness composure poise even tempered

Penche Verve

flamboyant vigor energy dash especially in artistic composition or composition

placid

calm or quiet serene

dispel

to drive away to scatter

anguish

agonizing physical or mental pain

intemperate

lacking restrain, excessive

inimical

harmful

superficial

shallow lacking depth concerned with surface appearances.

laud extol tout

acclaim to praise or applaud

disparage

to speak of in a disrespectful way

cryptic

having a hidden or ambiguous meaning

disparity

an inequality a gap an imbalance

curtail

to shorten, cut, or reduce

innocuous

harmless unlikelt to give offense or arouse strong feelings of histility

diatribe tirade

a bitter abusive denunciation a thunderous verbal attack

elicit

to bring out

illicit

disallowed kept secret

elucidate

to make clear, interpret or explain

equivocal

flip-floppy, indecisive, could go both ways, can't make up one's mind." The opposite is unequivocal, "completely sure, totally convinced."

bellicose

easily angered, war like

idiosyncratic esoteric

quirky unique one of a kind unusual

impetuousness

quick to act

didatic pedantic

educational trying to teach

assiduous diligent

hard working

benevolent

friendly helpful

camaraderie

trust among friends

deleterious

harmful

demagogue

a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational arguements

disdain

the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of ones consideration or respect contempt

enervating

weakening tiring

evanescence

the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight

exasperation

irritation frustration

exemplary

outstanding

extenuating

revealing of guilt

florid

ornate

frugal

sparing with money

hedonist

pleasure seaker

inconsequential

of little importance

jubilation

joy exultation

opulent

wealthy

ostentatious

displaying wealth

perfidious

untrustworthy

precocious

talented beyond ones age

sagacity

wisdom

spurious

phony or false

transient

fleeting passing quickly brief

venerable

respect due to age

wary

watchful being on ones guard against anger

Salubrious

promoting good health

peruse

to study in detail

recumbent

lying down, resting, reclining

elan

strong eagerness

germane

strait to the point

laconic

using few words

wily

crafty sly cunny

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