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abstemious: Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.

acquisitive: Acquired.

acrimonious: Of words, arguments, quarrels: bitter; mean-spirited; sharp in language or tone.

affable: Receiving others kindly and conversing with them in a free and friendly manner; friendly, courteous, sociable.

altruistic: Regardful of others; beneficent; unselfish

Arid: Very dry.

articulate: especially, speaking in a clear or effective manner

auspicious: Of good omen; indicating future success.

avid: enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy

banal: Common in a boring way, to the point of being predictable; containing nothing new or fresh.

belligerent: Eager to go to war, warlike.

bovine: Of or pertaining to cattle.

brackish: (of water) salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

carping: Pertaining to excessive complaining.

chimerical: Being a figment of the imagination; fantastic (in the archaic sense).

clairvoyant: Able to see things that cannot be perceived by the normal senses.

coherent: Orderly, logical and consistent.

consummate: Complete in every detail, perfect, absolute.

crepuscular: active at or around dusk, dawn or twilight

daunt: To discourage, intimidate.

debonair: suave, urbane and sophisticated

deprave: To speak ill of

detached: Having little or no emotions or interest towards someone else.

devious: Deviating; not straightforward, not honest, not frank; not standard.

distaff: referring to the maternal side of a family

distraught: Deeply hurt, saddened, or worried; distressed.

draconian: Very severe, oppressive or strict.

erudite: learned, scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books.

esoteric: Understood only by a chosen few or an enlightened inner circle.

ex cathedra: With authority based on one's rank or office.

fatuous: Obnoxiously stupid, vacantly silly, content in one's foolishness.

feckless: Without skill, ineffective, incompetent.

fecund: Highly fertile; able to produce offspring.

feral: wild, untamed, especially of domesticated animals having returned to the wild

fractious: given to troublemaking

frenetic: Fast, frantic, harried, or frenzied; having extreme enthusiasm or energy.

furtive: stealthy

gauche: Awkward or lacking in social graces; bumbling.

germane: Related to the topic being discussed or considered.

gregarious: Describing one who enjoys being in crowds and socializing.

grizzled: Greyed, old, white at the tips

halcyon: Calm, undisturbed, peaceful, serene.

histrionic: Excessively dramatic or emotional

ignoble: Not honorable.

immaterial: Having no matter or substance; irrelevant

implacable: Not able to be placated or appeased.

impromptu: Improvised; without prior preparation; extemporaneous; unplanned.

incendiary: Intentionally stirring up strife, riot, rebellion; capable of causing fire

insatiable: Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy; as, an insatiable appetite, thirst, or desire.

intransigent: Unwilling to compromise or moderate a position; unreasonable; irreconcilable; stubborn.

invidious: Envious; causing or arising from envy.

insipid: Flat; lacking character or definition.

jejune: Lacking matter; empty; devoid of substance.

jocular: Humorous, amusing or joking.

laconic: Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.

largo: In a very slow tempo

loquacious: Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation.

ludicrous: Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny.

lugubrious: gloomy, mournful or dismal, especially to an exaggerated degree.

malevolent: having or displaying ill will; wishing harm on others

maudlin: Affectionate or sentimental in an effusive, tearful, or foolish manner, especially because of drunkenness

mollify: To ease a burden; make less painful; to comfort

mordant: Biting; caustic; sarcastic; keen; severe.

murky: Hard to see through, as a fog, water or mist.

myopic: nearsighted; unable to see distant objects or ideas unaided

nebulous: In the form of a cloud or haze; hazy.

nefarious: infamous for being wicked

obsequious: Excessively eager to please or to obey all instructions; fawning, subservient.

overt: Open and not secret nor concealed.

parquet: a wooden floor made of intricate design

partisan: Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause

pecuniary: Of, or relating to, money; monetary.

pejorative: Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.

perspicacious: Of acute discernment; having keen insight; mentally perceptive.

picayune: Petty, trivial; of little consequence; small and of little importance; picayunish;

piquant: Favorably stimulating to the palate; pleasantly spicy; stimulating.

precipitous: Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.

primordial: characteristic of the earliest stage of the development of an organism of, or relating to a primordium

pusillanimous: Showing ignoble cowardice, or contemptible timidity

quixotic: Possessing or acting with the desire to do noble and romantic deeds, without thought of realism and practicality.

quotidian: daily; occurring or recurring every day.

recumbent: Lying down.

incumbent: imposed on someone as an obligation, especially due to one's office

restive: Impatient under delay, duress, or control.

sanguine: Having the color of blood; red.

spartan: austere, frugal or characterized by self-denial

spurious: false, not authentic, not genuine

stolid: Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility.

summarily: Over a short period of time, briefly.

tacit: Done or made in silence; implied, but not expressed; silent; as, tacit consent is consent by silence, or by not interposing an objection.

taciturn: Silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak.

tenable: capable of being defended against assault or attack; defensible

tenuous: Thin in substance or consistency.

unctuous: Oily or greasy.

unmitigated: Not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; unrelieved

unsullied: not tarnished or harmed.

unwonted: Not customary or habitual; unusual; infrequent.

utopian: Ideal but often impractical; visionary.

vacuous: Showing a lack of thought or intelligence; vacant

vapid: lifeless, dull or banal

verdant: Green in colour.

viscous: Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid

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