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capricious
sudden/unaccountable changes in mood/behavior
indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong
recriminations
an accusation in response to one from someone else
hearsay
rumor; gossip
substination
proof
fallacy
erroneous/false idea
equivocation
use of ambiguous language to conceal truth
impugned
dispute truth; call to question
filibustered
acted in obstructive manner
mollified
appease anger/anxiety
redolent
strongly reminiscent
indicative
serving as a sign/indication of something
cosseted
pampered and spoiled
laconic
using few words
mercurial
subject to sudden/unpredictable changes of mood/mind
reticent
wouldn't talk much
assiduous
pays attention to detail; hard working
fallible
makes mistakes
clairvoyant
able to see the future
provident
frugal; saves money
quixotic
exceedingly idealistic; impractical
didactic
intended to teach (esp. morals)
baroque
european architecture
languid
displaying a disinclination for physical effort; lazy
pliant
pliable
timorous
nervous; timid
avuncular
of/relating to an uncle
rapturous
happy
nihilistic
rejecting religious/moral principles because life is "meaningless"
intractable
hard to control
phlegmatic
having an unemotional/stoic, calm disposition
raiment
clothing
periphery
outer limits of an object
amalgamate
combine/unite to form an organization/structure
salient
most noticeable; important
prosaic
lacking poetic beauty; having style of prose
morose
sullen; ill-tempered
facetious
treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
obdurate
stubbornly refusing to change opinion/course of action
sanguine
confidently optimistic
controvertible
open to questioning; can be challenged
vertiginous
causing vertigo
sedulous
showing dedication/diligence
somnolent
sleepy
fractious
irritable
inveterate
having a particular habit that is unlikely to change
diatribe
forceful verbal attack against someone/something
advent
arrival of notable thing
epithet
quality characteristic
appropriated
take something for own use without owner's permission
impetuous
energetic; impulsive
taciturn
silent; not talkative
obsequious
overly submissive; eager to please
recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient,
ambivalent
having mixed feelings
misanthropic
hating mankind
clemency
mercy
gambits
ploy; stratagem; scheme
bellicosity
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile
ruses
tricks
artiface
skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick/skill
foibles
minor weakness/failing of character
sycophancy
flattery
precarious
Dangerous; risky; lacking in security/stability