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philistine

one who is hostile or smugly indifferent to cultural values, intellectual pursuits etc.

obdurate

unmoved by persuasion; stubborn;

effusive

unduly demonstrative

quotidian

daily

obfuscate

to confuse

ingratiate

to establish oneself in the favor or good graces of others

execrate

to detest

byzantine

complex or intricate

quixotic

extravagantly chivalrous or romantic

unctuous

excessively suave; oily; greasy

sundry

various or diverse

insipid

without distinctive or interesting qualities

castigate

to criticize or reprimand severely.

ribaldry

vulgar speech or actions

acquiescence

agreement or consent by silence or without objection

magnanimous

generous in forgiving an insult or injury

paucity

scarcity

equivocator

a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer

diffident

lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness

derelict

left or deserted, as by the owner or guardian; abandoned

assiduous

constant; unremitting

trenchant

incisive or keen

inauspicious

boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable

prodigious

extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc.

ingenuous

free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation

malinger

To feign illness or other incapacity in order to avoid duty or work

proselytize

recruit

supposition

the act of supposing

banal

devoid of freshness or originality

histrionic

of or pertaining to actors or acting; overly dramatic

sardonic

characterized by bitter or scornful derision

vainglory

excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc

approbation

approval; commendation

esoteric

understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest

waif

a person, esp. a child, who has no home or friends.

prevaricate

to speak falsely or misleadingly

truculent

fierce;cruel

harangue

a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.

intemperate

given to or characterized by excessive or immoderate indulgence in alcoholic beverages

convivial

friendly; agreeable

imperious

domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial

inscrutable

incapable of being investigated

palliate

to relieve or lessen without curing;

compendious

containing the substance of a subject

insular

of or pertaining to an island or islands

acquisitive

tending or seeking to acquire and own

vicarious

performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another

temporize

to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting

vacuity

the state of being vacuous or without contents

dalliance

a trifling away of time

infelicity

the quality or state of being unhappy

fastidious

excessively particular

sedulous

diligent in application or attention

petulant

moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation

consecrate

to make or declare sacred

treacly

contrived or unrestrained sentimentality

ineffable

incapable of being expressed or described in words

melancholy

a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression

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