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pettish
peevish, irritable, fretful, ill-temper, querulous
parsimonious
miserly, excessively sparing/frugal, penurious
prerogative
exclusive right/privilege held by a person/group. Special quality of authority
prepossessing
alluring, serving to impress favorably, engaging
salubrious
favorable to help, conducive to well-being
seraphic
pertaining to angels (Lucifer was one
subterfuge
deceptive stratagem, device/trick, a ruse
stalwart
resolute, having imposing physical strength
slovenly
slipshod, sloppy
servile
slavishly submissive, relating to forced labor for servant or slave
staid
sedate dignity, sober and fixed (american gothic) ----->farmer and wife with pitch fork
terse
concise, brief, pithy, laconic, succinct
trite
not fresh, lacking power to evoke interest from over use, hackneyed, unimaginative
unimpeachable
beyond reproach/doubt, impossible/difficult to discredit
vitriolic
bitterly scathing and caustic, malicious, tone in voice: sharp, acerbic
vested
ixed, settled, absolute, a special interest in promoting being without contingency
wary
circumspect, cautious, watchful