kindle words 2

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acerbic

harsh or corrosive in tone

acolyte

an attendant

bowdlerize

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

bungler

someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

chimerical

Created by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; highly improbable.

draconian

of or relating to Draco or his harsh code of laws

extricate

release from entanglement of difficulty

halcyon

idyllically calm and peaceful

inexorable

not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course

malodorous

unpleasant-smelling

martinet

someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

maudlin

effusively or insincerely emotional

maverick

independent in behavior or thought

neophyte

any new participant in some activity

ostracize

avoid speaking to or dealing with

prevaricator

To stray from or evade the truth;

prognosticator

To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell

pundit

someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

raconteur

One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit.

renegade

a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

reprobate

a person without moral scruples

serendipity

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

wistful

full of longing or unfulfilled desire

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