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deprecate

v. to criticize or express disapproval of
to represent as of little value

discomfit

v. to make uneasy by confusing or embarrassing a person

disingenuous

adj. not straightforward; insincere

dexterous

adj. skillful in the use of hands or mind

dexterity

n. the skillfulness in the use of the hands or mind

garb

n. a style of clothing; costume

inherent

adj. existing as a natural part of something

indubitable

adj. too evident to be doubted; unquestionable

jaded

adj. dulled or wearied by excess or overindulgence

meteoric

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

overbearing

adj. acting in an arrogant, domineering way

obsolescent

adj. going out of use; becoming obsolete

precocious

adj. showing exceptionally early development of abilities

proffer

v. to offer for acceptance or consideration
n. an offer

pugnacious

adj. aggressive; eager to fight or quarrel

rift

n. a split or crack
a break in friendly relations

solicitous

adj. showing interest and care; concerned

succinct

adj. expressed clearly and in few words; concise

trepidation

n. apprehension; dread

tractable

adj. easily managed or controlled

untoward

adj. not favorable; unlucky

visceral

adj, felt strongly, as if in the viscera

viscera

n, pl, the internal organs of the body

volition

n. an act of consciously choosing or deciding

virtuoso

n. a person with great skill in some art, especially music
adj. done with great skill and dash

zany

adj. comical because of strangeness; clownish

chagrin

n. a feeling of embarrassment or annoyance caused by having failed or being disappointed
v. to cause to feel unease

doldrums

n. pl. a condition of feeling sad, board, or sluggish

novice

n, a person new at something, a beginner

spry

adj, moving with quickness and ease; lively

tenuous

adj. lacking substance, flimsy
not thick; slender
lacking density; thin

gregarious

adj. enjoying the company of others; sociable

sylvan

adj. having to do with trees or wooded areas

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