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hardy

having rugged physical strength

scanty

barely sufficient

assuage

to make milder or less severe

phlegmatic

not easily excited; sluggish; composed; calm

intrepid

resolutely fearless

torrid

really hot; heat

actuate

to incite; impel; motivate

mountebank

charlatan; imposter

laconic

using few words to express something

terse

neatly and/or effectively concise

boorish

unmannered; insensitive

acrimonious

stinging or bitter in nature, speech, behavior

repulsive

tending to cause aversion

embryonic

rudimentary; underdeveloped

inexorable

unyielding; unalterable

obsequious

Excessively eager to please or to obey all instructions; fawning

loquacious

talkative or chatty

astringent

sharp; severe

escarpment

a steep drop off; ridge (term usually used in geology)

behemoth

a great or mighty beast;

blight

damage caused by a plant disease

amenities

The quality of being pleasant or agreeable

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