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capricious

sudden/unaccountable changes in mood/behavior

indignant

angered at something unjust or wrong

recriminations

an accusation in response to one from someone else

hearsay

rumor; gossip

substination

proof

fallacy

erroneous/false idea

equivocation

use of ambiguous language to conceal truth

impugned

dispute truth; call to question

filibustered

acted in obstructive manner

mollified

appease anger/anxiety

redolent

strongly reminiscent

indicative

serving as a sign/indication of something

cosseted

pampered and spoiled

laconic

using few words

mercurial

subject to sudden/unpredictable changes of mood/mind

reticent

wouldn't talk much

assiduous

pays attention to detail; hard working

fallible

makes mistakes

clairvoyant

able to see the future

provident

frugal; saves money

quixotic

exceedingly idealistic; impractical

didactic

intended to teach (esp. morals)

baroque

european architecture

languid

displaying a disinclination for physical effort; lazy

pliant

pliable

timorous

nervous; timid

avuncular

of/relating to an uncle

rapturous

happy

nihilistic

rejecting religious/moral principles because life is "meaningless"

intractable

hard to control

phlegmatic

having an unemotional/stoic, calm disposition

raiment

clothing

periphery

outer limits of an object

amalgamate

combine/unite to form an organization/structure

salient

most noticeable; important

prosaic

lacking poetic beauty; having style of prose

morose

sullen; ill-tempered

facetious

treating serious issues with inappropriate humor

obdurate

stubbornly refusing to change opinion/course of action

sanguine

confidently optimistic

controvertible

open to questioning; can be challenged

vertiginous

causing vertigo

sedulous

showing dedication/diligence

somnolent

sleepy

fractious

irritable

inveterate

having a particular habit that is unlikely to change

diatribe

forceful verbal attack against someone/something

advent

arrival of notable thing

epithet

quality characteristic

appropriated

take something for own use without owner's permission

impetuous

energetic; impulsive

taciturn

silent; not talkative

obsequious

overly submissive; eager to please

recalcitrant

stubbornly disobedient,

ambivalent

having mixed feelings

misanthropic

hating mankind

clemency

mercy

gambits

ploy; stratagem; scheme

bellicosity

inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile

ruses

tricks

artiface

skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick/skill

foibles

minor weakness/failing of character

sycophancy

flattery

precarious

Dangerous; risky; lacking in security/stability

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