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ebullient
adj. 1. overflowing with enthusiasm, 2.(archaic) boiling, seeming to boil
pernicious
having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual way; deleterious, detrimental, inimical
prescient
adj. seeming to have knowledge of the future
primeval
adj. aboriginal: having existed from the beginning
pugnacious
likely to pick a fight, combative nature
reprove
v. criticize or correct (gently), disapprove of strongly
adumbrate
v. produce an outline or preliminary image
incendiary
fire-causing, controversial, conflict causing
iniquity
sin, wickedness, gross injustice, violation of right
insidious
1. sneaky, stealthy 2. proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects 3. treacherous; crafty
interlocutor
go-between, person taking part in a conversation
irascible
easy to anger; irritable; choleric
malleable
adj. 1. easily manipulated, trained, controlled 2. (of a material, esp. metal) ability to be shaped, formed well, without breaking
mendacious
adj. tending to lies
noxious
adj. poisonous, venomous
nuance
n. subtle aspect or difference of an expression, sound, meaning...
paragon
1. perfect example of a particular quality 2. diamond of more than 100 carats
profligate
wasteful in spending money, spendthrift; prodigal
puerile
childishly foolish; immature or trivial
punctilious
adj. precise in the observance of a code
satiate
satisfy
tantamount
adj. equivalent
temerity
cheeky courage, excessive audacity (disapproving)
timorous
adj. perpetually afraid
trite
uninteresting, overused, hackneyed
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