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anachronism

something out of place for its time

intrepid

fearless, brave

libertine

immoral person

loquacious

talkative

sycophant

a flatterer; a suck-up

castigate

to correct by punishing

denouement

an outcome or solution

diaphanous

transparent, gauzy

diffidence

shyness

disingenuous

insincere; untruthful

dogma

a system of beliefs

epitome

representative, a typical example

erudite

academic, scholarly

fulminate

to speak angrily

hapless

unlucky

inveigle

to influence; to convince

juggernaut

an unstoppable force

laconic

brief

misogynist

one who hates women

prevaricate

to stray from or avoid the truth

pungency

sharpness; bitterness

quid pro quo

something given in exchange for something else

sophistry

faulty logic

stolid

showing no emotion

voluble

fluent; talkative

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