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affluent

abounding in wealth; prosperous; flowing freely

antiquity

the quality of being ancient; ancient times

blandishment

flattery

chasten

to discipline, to use punishment to correct behavior

civility

polite and courteous behavior

congenial

characterized by friendly sociability

deft

skillful, adroit

dispatch

to send away with promptness or speed; speed, quickness

embroil

to entangle, to throw into confusion or strife

expurgate

to remove obscene or objectionable material usually before publication

garner

to gather together, to store up

heretical

contrary to church doctrine or accepted beliefs or standards

iconoclast

one who attacks established beliefs or institutions

mercurial

changing unpredictably, fickle

irreproachable

faultless, not discreditable

nuance

a subtile distinction or difference

partisan

one who exhibits extreme or possibly blind allegiance to a group or cause

pious

marked by showing zealous devotion to the rites or religion

raucous

loud and boisterous, harsh, disorderly

repungant

disgusting, offensive

satiric

characterized by satire (a brance of literature ridiculing vice or folly)

sporadic

occasionally occuring

succulent

very juicy

terrestrial

of the earth or pertaining to the earth

ungainly

awkward

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