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admonition

mild censure, warning or advice

aversion

intense dislike

affront

to offend by a show of disrespect

chagrin

to vex/annoy by disappointment or humiliation

confound

to perplex, amaze or confuse

disconcerted

perturbed; upset

disdain

to regard or treat with haughty contempt

importune

to annoy

nonchalance

casual lack of concern

petulance

a state of being moved to or showing sudden , impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance

succumb

to yield or submit to an overwhelming force or desire

amelioration

the act of trying to improve something; improvement

brook

to bear, suffer, tolerate

contrite

overcome by a sense of guilt and desirous of atonement

ephemeral

lasting for a brief time; short-lived; transitory

expiate

to make atonement for; to repent

pious

devout (in terms of religion); commendable, worthy

reverence

a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe

reverie

a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing

venerable

commanding respect or interest because of great age

alacrity

cheerful readiness

altruism

generosity towards mankind

auspicious

favorable in the future

benevolent

desiring to do good for others

ebullient

cheerful, enthusiastic

éclat

great brilliance, as of performance or achievement

effervescent

bubbly, enthusiastic

euphoric

deliriously happy

fortuitous

lucky; fortunate; happening by fortunate chance

laudable

deserving praise

piquant

appealingly provocative

poignant

emotional, touching

pulchritude

physical beauty; comeliness

sanguine

1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident; 2. bloody

adroit

cleverly skillful or resourceful

amenable

agreeable

apotheosis

the glorification of a person or principle as an ideal

benign

kind, harmless

blithe

joyous, merry, carefree

decorum

proper behavior

fecund

fruitful, very productive or creative intellectually

idyllic

charmingly simple or poetic; peaceful

paean

song of praise, joy or triumph

propitious

presenting favorable conditions; favorably disposed

salubrious

favorable to or promoting health

serendipity

an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident; fortunate accident

affable

pleasantly easy to talk to; showing warmth and friendliness

amiable

characterized by goodwill; friendly

camaraderie

friendship; good-fellowship

convivial

fond of feasting, drinking, and companionship

cordial

courteous; gracious

genial

sympathetically cheerful

gregarious

sociable; fond of the company of others

adversary

an opponent or foe (an enemy who fights continuously and relentlessly)

alienation

removed or isolated from a group

antagonist

an opponent (one who, in hostile spirit, opposes another)

inimical

unfriendly, hostile

ostracize

to exclude, by general consent, from society, privileges, etc.; to banish

pariah

an outcast

Schadenfreude

taking pleasure in someone else's misfortune

aesthete

a lover of art

anachronism

a person or object that is chronologically out of place

audacity

boldness, with confident/arrogant disregard for personal safety

beguile

to influence by cunning; to charm or divert

clandestine

secretive

dilettante

a person who takes up an art, activity or subject purely for amusement; a dabbler

epicure

a person who cultivates a refined taste in food, art, music, etc.

furtive

sneaky; stealthy

hedonist

lover of pleasure

intrepid

fearless

maverick

a person who takes an independent stand apart from his associates; one who goes against the rules

ostentatious

showy; intended to attract notice

surreptitious

obtained or done by stealth

temerity

reckless boldness

wily

cunning

adulterated

corrupted; contaminated

cantankerous

ill-tempered; grouchy

caustic

severely critical or sarcastic

garish

flashy; glaring

incisive

cutting, penetrating, esp. a remark or comment

insolent

rude, insulting

malevolent

evil

malfeasance

misconduct or wrongdoing

nefarious

evil

notorious

famous for wrongdoing

officious

excessively forward in offering one's service or advice to others

patronizing

condescending

pedantic

one who shows off his learning ostentatiously

pernicious

exceedingly harmful; causing death, injury or corruption

acrimonious

bitter

antipathy

intense dislike, hatred

contentious

argumentative

deleterious

harmful

egregious

outstandingly bad; blatant; flagrant

enmity

hatred

feral

existing in a natural state, as animals or plants; not domesticated or cultivated; wild.

fetid

stinky

fractious

argumentative, causing divisions

lurid

causing shock or horror

noisome

offensive to the point of arousing disgust, as an odor; noxious

pugnacious

prone to fighting

rancor

bitter, long-lasting resentment

repugnant

disgusting

unpalatable

unpleasant to the taste; disagreeable or unacceptable

burgeoning

growing up

copious

plentiful; abundant

eclectic

characterized as having a wide variety

foment

to increase the growth of

opulent

showing great wealth

ornate

lavishly decorated

prodigious

extraordinary in size, amount, degree; plentiful

superfluous

above and beyond what's necessary

ubiquitous

existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time

voracious

hungry, greedy

dearth

scarcity

ethereal

not of this world, light, insubstantial

paucity

smallness of quantity; scarcity

tenuous

flimsy, not solid or strong

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