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Scrupulous
Careful and paying attention to every detail; meticulous
Insipid
Having almost no taste or not interesting; tasteless
Incisive
Intelligently analytical and concise; keen
Fiscal
Of government money or financial matters in general
Culpable
Deserving blame for having done sth wrong
Pliable
Easily bent or influenced; flexible
Unilateral
Done by one side only
Treacherous
Likely to betray or deceive sb; traitorous
Ruthless
Without pity or compassion; cruel, merciless
Genteel
Polite and refined, seeming to belong to high society; decorous
Gregarious
Linking to be with other people or living in group
Affected
Not natural or sincere; pretentious
Ecclesiastical
Of the church or the clergy
Commensurate
Matching sth in size or degree; in proportion
Diabolic
Evil and wicked like a devil; devilish, fiendish
Prevalent
Widespread in a particular area or at a particular time
Contrite
Very sorry for sth bad that you have done; remorseful
Dissident
Opposing sb's decision, especially official policy
Delusive
Misleading people to believe sth not true
Hefty
Big and heavy
Contentious
Likely to cause disagreement; controversial
Eclectic
Selecting from various sources; wide-ranging
Insatiable
Impossible to satisfy; voracious, greedy
Steadfast
Showing confidence in doing sth; confident
Rapt
So absorbed in sth that you are not aware of anything else
Androgynous
Having both male and female characteristics; hermaphrodite
Clad
Wearing a particular type of clothing
Reclusive
Avoiding meeting people and living alone; secluded
Lecherous
Having excessive sexual desire; lewd, lustful
Dismal
Causing gloom or sadness; gloomy, miserable
Paltry
Very small and utterly worthless; meager
Berserk
Very angry and violent; wild, frenzied
Banal
Very common without any freshness and originality; trite
Inclement
Severe and harsh; stormy
Profuse
Produced in large amounts; plentiful, abundant
Pithy
Brief but full of meaning and substance; concise
Quiescent
Quiet; inactive or motionless
Presumptuous
Too confident without respect for other people
Virile
Having the strength and energy that is typical of men
Taciturn
Saying little in a way that seems unfriendly; reticent
Bombastic
Using language in a showy way to impress people
Pompous
Showing you think you are more important than others
Voluble
Talking a lot with ease; verbose, garrulous
Lackluster
Lacking vitality or brightness; insipid
Frenetic
Energetic and enthusiastic in a wild way; frantic
Heedless
Not paying careful attention to sth; unmindful
Dormant
Not active now bug able to become in the future
Bellicose
Eager to argue or fight; aggressive, belligerent
Provisional
Arranged for the present time only and likely to be changed
Infertile
Not able to produce good crops or babies; sterile, barren
Irksome
Annoying or irritating
Dreary
Sad and depressing; dismal, gloomy
Disdainful
Full of bitter scorn and pride; contemptuous, scornful
Studious
Spending a lot of time studying or reading; scholarly
Boisterous
Rough and noisy
Tractable
Easy to deal with or control; malleable
Detrimental
Causing harm or damage; harmful
Erudite
Having great knowledge that us gained from academic study
Disaffected
Dissatisfied with sb/sth and no longer willing to support them
Felicitous
Well chosen and appropriate; suitable, pertinent
Perilous
Very dangerous
Somber
Dark and dull; gloomy
Lethargic
Not having any energy for doing things; sluggish
Preliminary
Preceding or done in preparation for sth more important
Sordid
Very dirty and unpleasant; squalid
Salutary
Having a good effect on sb/sth; beneficial
Convivial
Friendly and cheerful; genial
Solicitous
Very concerned for sb
Vapid
Lacking freshness and zest; insipid, stale
Staunch
Firm and loyal in principle or attitude as a person; faithful
Munificent
Extremely generous; lavish
Fallacious
Wrong; based on a false idea
Winsome
Sweetly charming; cute, adorable, winning
Unnerving
Inspiring fear; frightening
Cursory
Done quickly without giving enough attention to details
Idyllic
Charmingly simple and peaceful in rural areas
Disparate
Essentially different in kind
Menial
Not skilled and boring, often badly paid; unskilled, humble
Lax
Not strict or sever, often too loose about your work
Manifest
Clear and obvious to the eye or mind; evident
Verbose
Using or expressed in more words than are needed
Fastidious
Very attractive to accuracy and detail; meticulous
Assiduous
Working very hard continuously; diligent
Esoteric
Understood or enjoyed by a few people with special knowledge
Supple
Easily bend; flexible, lithe
Nomadic
Moving from place to place without having permanent home
Cantankerous
Bad-tempered and getting irritated easily; irritable
Avuncular
Kind and friendly like an uncle
Exhaustive
Very thorough, looking at every detail
Prodigal
Spending or wasting sth too much; extravagant
Avaricious
Having a strong desire for sth; greedy
Diffident
Not having much confidence in yourself; shy, bashful
Urbane
Having a elegant and sophisticated manner; suave, refined
Avid
Very enthusiastic about sth; keen
Assertive
Showing confidence in doing sth; confident
Lurid
Shocking and violent; horrible
Too bright in color; garish, gaudy
Sedentary
Sitting down and not moving around
Insoluble
Not able to be solved or explained
Parsimonious
Extremely unwilling to spend money; miserly
Servile
Excessively obedient and submissive like a slave; slavish