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eclectic

deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources

magnanimity

extremely liberal and generous in spirit

reticence

reserve, shyness, uncommunicative

sardonic

grimly mocking or cynical

austere

severe/strict in manner, attitude, or appearance

belligerent

hostile and aggressive

bombast

high sounding language with little substance

callous

having an insensitive/cruel disregard for others

capricious

given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior

circumspect

wary and unwilling to take risks

complacence

self-satisfaction

despondent

low spirits from loss of hope or courage

disingenuous

not candid or sincere; typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does

equivocal

open to move than one interpretation, ambiguous

facetious

treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant

fortuitious

happening by a lucky chance; fortunate

presumptuous

failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate

repudiate

refuse to accept or to be associated with

scrupulous

diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details

vindictive

having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge

artifice

clever/cunning devices or expedients

augment

make something greater by adding to it

belie

fail to fulfill/justify a claim/expectation; betray

cantankerous

bad-tempered, argumentative, uncooperative

condone

accept/allow something wrong to continue

deplore

to express strong disapproval

dilettante

dabbler

extolled

praised enthusiastically

forbearance

patient self-control; resistant and tolerant

hackneyed

lacking significance

heretic

a person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted

impetuous

acting or done quickly and without thought/care

inscrutable

impossible to understand/interpret; mysterious

jaded

tired, bored, or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having had too much of something

lucrative

producing a great deal of profit

maverick

an unorthodox, independent-minded person

mendacious

not telling the truth; lying

munificence

liberality in bestowing gifts

myopia

lack of imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight

nebulous

unclear, vague, ill-defined

opulent

ostentatiously rich

penchant

strong/habitual liking or something

poignant

keenly felt

prosaic

commonplace, unromantic

regressive

returning to a former or less developed state

stipulate

demand or specify (a requirement), typically a part of a bargain or agreement

supplant

supersede and replace

tenuous

very weak/slight

voracious

having a very eager approach to an activity

abject

extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading

acquiesce

accept something reluctantly but without protest

tenacious

stubborn, persistent, determined

acumen

the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain

antipathy

a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion

aplomb

self confidence or assurance especially in a demanding situation; essentially, swag

arcane

understood by few; mysterious or secret

ascetic

characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence; typically for religious reasons

aspersion

an attack on the reputation/integrity of someone or something

attuned

make receptive or aware

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