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Bucolic

ADJ.
relating to or typical of rural life;pastoral;provincial

Churlish

ADJ.
ill mannered;boorish;loutish;uncouth;surly

Depravity

N.
moral corruption or degradation;degeneracy;turpitude

Disingenuous

ADJ.
not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating;pretending to be unaware or unsophisticated

Philistine

N. or ADJ.
a smug, ignorant, especially middle-class person who is regarded as being indifferent or antagonistic to artistic and cultural values

Erudite

ADJ.
having or showing profound knowledge;learned;scholarly

Flotsam

N.
wreckage pr debris that remains afloat after a ship has sunk

Jettison

V.
to cast overboard

Jetsam

N.
debris thrown overboard to lighten a ship in distress

Irascible

ADJ.
easily angered;irritable

Ineffable

ADJ.
incapable of being expressed; indescribable

Lassitude

N.
a state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness; lethargy;hebetude;torpor

Paucity

N.
smallness of quantity;scantiness;scarcity;dearth

Phlegmatic

ADJ.
not easily excited to action or display of emotion

Pretentious

ADJ.
characterized by assumption of dignity or importance;showy

Prolific

ADJ.
characterized by abundant production;highly productive

Sundry

ADJ.
various,diverse,misc., assorted, motley

Nascent

ADJ.
beginning to exist or develop;emerging

Asper

N.
1) a damaging or derogatory remark or criticism;slander
2) the act of slandering;vilification;defamation

Bombastic

ADJ.
high sounding, high flown, inflated, pretentious, pompous

Detritus

N.
disintegrated material;debris

Mendicant

N.
depending on aims for a living;the practicing of begging

Visceral

ADJ.
characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect;intuitive

Dispassionate

ADJ.
free from or unaffected by passion;devoid of personal feeling or bias;impartial;calm

Capricous

ADJ.
subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice; mercurial;fickle

Cryptic

ADJ.
mysterious in meaning, enigmatic;puzzling;terse

Equivocate

V.
to use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead

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