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concatenate
to link together in a series or chain
inanition
1: the exhausted condition that results from lack of food and water 2: the absence or loss of social, moral, or intellectual vitality or vigor
nudnik
(Yiddish) A pestering, nagging, or irritating person; a bore.
indurate
physically or morally hardened
grok
to understand profoundly and intuitively (coined by 1961 Science Fiction novel "Stranger in a strange land")
puffery
undue or exaggerated praise
prolific
profusely productive or fruitful
extemporaneous
done, spoken, performed, etc., without special advance preparation; impromptu
feckless
ineffective; incompetent; futile
innocuous
not likely to bother or offend anyone, completely harmless
mercurial
chageable; volatile; fickle; flighty; erratic; unpredictable.
gregarious
fond of the company of others; sociable
auspicious
suggesting a positive and successful future, propitious; opportune; favorable
pugnacious
combative, belligerent, quarrelsome, antagonistic, contentious
epicurean
Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially to the enjoyment of good food and comfort
fey
1: Having an otherworldly, magical, or fairylike aspect or quality; supernatural 2: Overrefined, exaggerated, or affected; effeminate 3: (Scotland) fated to die; doomed
marauder
to roam or go around in quest of plunder; make a raid for booty
penurious
1: Poverty-stricken; destitute 2: Unwilling to spend money; stingy
winsome
sweetly or innocently charming, engaging
brinkmanship
the practice of maneuvering a dangerous situation to the limits of tolerance/safety in order to secure the greatest advantage, esp. by creating diplomatic crises
degauss
1. To demagnetize 2. To erase a disk or other storage device
hireling
a person who works only for pay, esp. in a menial or boring job, with little or no concern for the value of the work
aegis
1. protection; support 2. sponsorship; auspices
usury
Charging an excessive or illegally high rate of interest on borrowed money
conspicuous
1. easily seen or noticed; readily observable. 2. attracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities.
obeisance
obedience and respect, or something you do which expresses this
non sequitur
A statement that does not follow logically from anything previously said.
repudiate
To reject the validity or authority of, to reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust
scabbard
A sheath for a sword, dagger or bayonet
levee
1. embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river 2. a formal reception, usu. in someone's honor, 3. landing place for ships
blithe
1. Carefree and lighthearted 2. Lacking or showing a lack of due concern; casual
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