All terms in this list:
acerbic: Sour or bitter.
abjure: To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow.
abate: To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation.
abdicate: Fail to fulfill or undertake (a responsibility or duty)
aberration: A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome
abstain: Restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something
adversity: state of misfortune or calamity.
aesthetic: Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance.
amicable: Showing friendliness or goodwill.
anachronistic: Erroneous in date
arid: Very dry.
asylum: A place of safety
benevolent: Having a disposition to do good.
bias: Show prejudice for or against (someone or something) unfairly
boisterous: Full of energy; exuberant; noisy.
brazen: Impudent, immodest, or shameless.
brusque: Rudely abrupt, unfriendly.
camaraderie: Close friendship in a group of friends or teammates.
canny: Having or showing shrewdness and good judgment, esp. in money or business matters.
capacious: Having a lot of space inside; roomy.
capitulate: To end all resistance; to give up; to go along with or comply;
clairvoyant: perceiving events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact
collaborate: To work together with others to achieve a common goal.
compassion: Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it
compromise: The settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions.
condescending: Assuming a tone of superiority, or a patronizing attitude.
conditional: More completely conditional sentence, a statement that depends on a condition being true or false.
conformist: A person who conforms to accepted behavior or established practices
convergence: the act of moving toward union or uniformity.
deleterious: harmful or hurtful, to physical, mental or moral health.
demagogue: An orator or leader who gains favor by exciting the passions and prejudices of the audience.
digression: A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand.
diligent: Performing with intense concentration, focus, responsible regard.
discredit: To harm the good reputation of a person.
disdain: A feeling of contempt or scorn.
divergent: Tending to be different or develop in different directions
empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another
emulate: To copy or imitate, especially a person
ephemeral: Lasting for a short period of time.
evanescent: vanishing, disappearing, fleeting
exemplary: Serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind
extenuating: That lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
florid: having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy
forbearance: Restraint under provocation.
fortitude: the mental strength that enables courage in the face of adversity
fortuitous: Happening by chance; coincidental or accidental.
foster: Encourage or promote the development of (something, typically something regarded as good)
fraught: Causing or affected by great anxiety or stress
frugal: Sparing or economical with regard to money or food
hackneyed: Repeated too often.
haughty: Arrogantly superior and disdainful
hedonist: A person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life
hypothesis: A proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth
impetuous: Making arbitrary decisions, esp. in an impulsive and forceful manner.
impute: To reckon as pertaining or attributable; to charge; to ascribe; to attribute;
inconsequential: Having no consequence, not consequential, of little importance.
inevitable: impossible to avoid or prevent
intrepid: Fearless; bold; brave.
intuitive: Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive
jubilation: A triumphant shouting; rejoicing; exultation.
lobbyist: A person who for remuneration reattempts to persuade (to lobby) politicians to vote in a certain way.
longevity: The quality of being long-lasting, especially of life
mundane: Lacking interest or excitement; dull
nonchalant: Casually calm and relaxed.
opulent: luxuriant, and ostentatiously magnificent
orator: A skilled and eloquent public speaker.
ostentatious: Characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice
perfidious: Deceitful and untrustworthy
pragmatic: Practical, concerned with making decisions and actions that are useful in practice, not just theory
precocious: Characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity.
pretentious: Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed
procrastinate: To put off; to delay taking action; to wait until later.
prosaic: Straightforward; matter-of-fact; lacking the feeling or elegance of poetry.
prosperity: The condition of being prosperous, of having good fortune
provocative: Causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, esp. deliberately
prudent: Acting with or showing care and thought for the future
querulous: Complaining in a petulant or whining manner
rancorous: bitter; unforgiving.
reclusive: Of, characterized by, or preferring privacy and isolation; secluded.
reconciliation: The reestablishment of friendly relations; conciliation or rapprochement.
renovation: An act, or the process, of renovating.
restrained: Held back, limited, kept in check or under control.
reverence: Regard or treat with deep respect
sagacity: The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions.
scrutinize: To examine something with great care.
spontaneous: Self generated; happening without any apparent external cause.
spurious: false, not authentic, not genuine
submissive: Meekly obedient or passive.
substantiate: to verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate
subtle: Hard to grasp; not obvious or easily understood; barely noticeable.
superficial: Shallow, lacking substance.
superfluous: in excess of what is required or sufficient
surreptitious: stealthy, furtive, well hidden, covert (especially movements)
tactful: Able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.
tenacious: Tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely
transient: Lasting only for a short time; impermanent
venerable: commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position
vindicate: To clear from an accusation, suspicion or criticism.
wary: Feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems