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unobtrusively
in a way that attracts little or no attention
infinitesimal
very small
complacency
self-satisfaction; smugness
corroborate
to confirm
peremptory
dictatorial, imperious
contiguous
having a common boundary or edge
anemic
lacking vigor or energy
indeterminate
not precisely determined or established
rakish
jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
hauteur
overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
harlequin
fancifully varied in color, decoration, etc
innuendo
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
prodigality
extravagance
vehement
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
homogeneity
the quality of being of uniform throughout in composition or structure
staid
(adj.) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct
vacuous
devoid of significance or point
florid
excessively decorated or embellished
corpulent
excessively fat
echolalia
babble; the habit of repeating what other people say
inept
generally incompetent and ineffectual
din
the act of making a noisy disturbance
chasm
deep breach; wide gap or rift
subterfuge
a deceptive stratagem or device
punctilious
very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
retributions
the act of correcting for your wrongdoing
incredulity
disbelief
somnambulatory
related to sleep walking
nebulous
cloudy or cloudlike; hazy, vague, indistinct
insidious
working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
meretricious
based on pretense
conceit
a fancy; a whim; fanciful notion
reveries
(noun) daydream; state of being lost in one's thoughts
debauchee
a person given to excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures
menagerie
the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition; a varied group of people
dilatory
inclined to waste time and lag behind
incarnation
a new personification of a familiar idea
caravansary
large inn or hotel
portentous
of momentous or ominous significance
vicariously
experiencing something by imagined participation in another's experience
rancor
bitter resentment or ill-will
magnanimous
noble and generous in spirit
expostulation
the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
truculent
aggressively hostile
luminosity
n. The quality of giving or radiating light.
redolent
serving to bring to mind
garrulous
given to much talking, tediously chatty
pneumatic
relating to air; worked by compressed air
fortuitous
occurring by happy chance
amorphous
lacking definite form; no define shape
adventitious
(adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
pasquinade
a satire or lampoon, esp. one posted in a public place
pander
to give or promise what is wanted in order to please someone
aesthetic
concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
commensurate
proportionate
orgastic
at the height of emotional excitement
elude
escape, either physically or mentally
acute
sharper, severe in effect; sensitive to slight details
pungent
mentally stimulating or appealing; penetrating power to taste or smell
languid
relaxed; lacking in vigor or vitality
privy
participating in the knowledge of something private or secret
feign
to put on an appearance of; used as an excuse
supercilious
arrogant; scornful.
levity
lightness of mind, character, behavior
bouyed
to keep afloat or support
abortive
failing to succeed
fractiousness
readily angered
wistful
characterized by melancholy, longing or yearning
divan
sofa or couch usually without arms or a back