List 12

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Draconian
harsh, severe. Used of laws or gov't measures.
Ostracism
exclusion of someone from a group.
Spartan
rigorously self-disciplined; simple, frugal, austere.
Meander
to move aimlessly without fixed direction.
Iridescent
producing a display of bright, rainbow-like colors; brilliant.
Herculean
very difficult; used of tasks.
Tantalize
to tease or entice.
Cynic
one whose outlook is scornful and negative; one who believes that all people are motivated by selfishness.
Stoic
one who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain.
indifferent to pleasure or pain; impassive.
Hedonist
one who pursues the pleasure of the sense
Hedonism
the pursuit of sensual pleasure.
Eclectic
selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles.
Desultory
moving from one thing to another (such as ____ speech or writing)
Resilient
marked by the ability to recover readily, as from misfortune.
Salient
strikingly conspicuous; prominent.
Nefarious
extremely wicked.
Sinister
suggesting or threatening evil.
Dexterous
skillful in the use of the hands; able to think quickly and effectively.
Impecunious
without money; destitute.
Prolific
producing abundant works or results; fertile, producing many offspring
Jovial
jolly, cheerful.
Mercurial
changing suddenly and often, such as a _____ temperament; unpredictable in moods.
Lethargic
lazy, sluggish.
Moribund
approaching death; at the point of becoming obsolete.
Somnolent
drowsy, sleepy; causing sleep.