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approbation
approval, commendation
avidly
enthusiasm, vigorous pursuit, desirous to point of greed
elegaic
expressing sorrow for something past
feign
represent fictitiously, imitate deceptively
garrulous
excessive talking, rambling, wordy
idyllic
charmingly simple, rustic
imbue
to inspire/permeate
implacable
Not to be appeased, inexorable
ineffable
incapable of being expressed in words
incipient
beginning to appear
insidious
proceeding gradually with harmful effects, treacherous, crafty
insinuate
to introduce artfully/subtly
insolent
rude + arrogant lack of respect
laconic
using few words
languid
lacking vigor/vitality, indifferent, faint
laudable
deserving praise, commendable
magnanimous
generous and forgiving
mercurial
changeable/volatile, animated/lively
obstinate
refusing to change
pandered
to gratify/indulge in immoral, profit from others weaknesses
peremptory
leaving no opportunity for denial, imperious, positively assertive
portentous
ominously significant, marvelous
prodigality
lavish abundance
punctilious
strict/exact in formality
raucous
harsh/strident/grating, rowdy
redolent
reminiscent, pleasant odor,
remiss
neglect/inattention
stolid
little emotion, calm and dependable
surly
unfriendly/hostile, churlish, threatening
supercilious
haughtily disdainful/contemptuous
transitory
temporary
trepidation
perturbation, trembling/quivering movement
truculent
aggressively hostile, brutally harsh, fierce
vaucous
lacking content, lack of intelligence/serious thought
vestige
slight trace/amount of something, evidence
admonition
act of warning/reprimanding someone
adroit
expert/nimble, cleverly skillfulresourceful
assiduous
constant, unremitting/persevering, working dilligently
confound
to perplex/amaze, mix/associate by mistake, contradict/refute
didactic
intended to teach, making moral observations
ephemeral
lasting a short time
impudent
failing to show respect/courtesy
latent
existing but not developed/hidden
odious
highly offensive/repugnant, deserving/causing hatred
ornery
ugly/unpleasant in disposition, stubborn, low/vile, inferior/common
nadir
lowest point in fortunes of person/organization
paradigm
example serving as a model, framework containing common disciplines of a group
paradox
self-contradictory/absurd statement (reflecting possible truth)
pernicious
causing insidious harm/ruin, deadly/fatal
poignant
evoking sadness/regret
prudent
wise/judicious, discreet/circumspect, careful in providing for the future
roust
cause to get up and start moving
temperance
self-restraint in action, habitual moderation of indulgences, abstinence from alcohol
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