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artisan

n. craftsman

coddle

v. to pamper; fuss over; indulge

disseminating

adj. circulating; broadcasting; spreading

fortitude

n. bravery

innocuous

adj. harmless; inoffensive

metaphorically

adj. symbolically; figuratively

peerless

adj. without equal

prudent

adj. cautious; wise

speckled

adj. spotted; freckled; dotted

veracity

n. truthfulness

ascetic

adj. without luxuries; severely simple

coercion

n. force

diurnal

adj. active in daytime

fortuitous

adj. happening by chance

innovate

v. to create; introduce something new

meticulous

adj. very careful; painstaking

pejorative

adj. derogatory

puerile

adj. childish

sporadic

adj. not continuous; intermittent

verbose

adj. talkative; long-winded; rambling

assiduous

adj. thorough; diligent

cogent

adj. lucid; well argued

divert

v. to entertain, distract, cause a detour

fractious

adj. irritable; difficult to control

inscrutable

adj. mysterious; impenetrable

mettle

n. courage, bravery; valor

pellucid

adj. transparently clear

punctilious

adj. paying attention to small details

spurious

adj. false

verbosity

n. using too many words

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