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a natural inclination or tendency:
producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful
reckless boldness; rashness.
a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation
Hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed.
to shorten by cutting off a part; cut short
taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough
a clever or witty remark or comment.
to confuse unintentionally or ignorantly; jumble:
easy and sprightly in manner or bearing
hidden, secret; underground
keenly distressing to the feelings:
happening or produced by chance; accidental
not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
introduced or coming from without; not belonging or proper to a thing; external; foreign
a person who is especially competent to pass critical judgments in an art, particularly one of the fine arts, or in matters of taste
not harmful or injurious; harmless
full of fear; fearful
A person's social environment
vanishing; fading away; fleeting.
holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently
commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character
a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form.
continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned
of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive
to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right:
the position or location of a town, building, etc., especially as to its environment:
Cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous, esp. in politics or in advancing one's career.
to send forth; discharge.
inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative.
foolish, unintelligent, or silly; stupid
not genuine; counterfeit; spurious; sham.
a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something:
created, taken, or assumed for the sake of concealment; not genuine; false
the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming
characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, especially for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious:
deceitfulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing.
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness