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apprehensive

adj. worried; fearful

circumspect

adj. cautious; considering all sides

discordancy

n. cacophony; harshness

fitful

adj. not continuous; stopping and staring

inexorable

adj. relentless

maverick

n. a loner

parsimony

n. stinginess; frugality; cost-cutting

prosaic

adj. dull; boring; ordinary

smorgasbord

n. a Swedish buffet of cold dishes

vagrant

adj. person wandering without a home

arable

adj. can be cultivated

circumvent

v. to avoid

discrepancy

n. something which does not match up; inconsistency

flagrant

adj. clearly wrong

inexpident

adj. not advisable

meager

adj. in short supply

partisan

adj. biased; one-sided; committed to one group

proscribe

v. to forbid

solace

n. comfort for grief

vapid

adj. dull; uninspiring

arbitrary

adj. random; for no definite reason

clairvoyant

adj. psychic; mystic

discriminate

v. to make a clear distinction; see the difference

flamboyant

adj. showy; ornate

infallible

adj. perfect; flawless; cannot make mistakes

meander

v. to wander from side to side

pathos

n. quality evoking sadness or pity

prosody

n. study of versification

solicit

v. to ask for; seek

variegated

adj. multicolored; speckled

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