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Flashcards in 3-4 Deck (20):
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inborn; natural

innate

2

proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects

insidious

3

the trait of being hard to influence or control

intractability

4

characterized by or given to introspection.

introspective

5

having or affected by jaundice, in particular unnaturally yellow in complexion.

jaundiced

6

fond of or characterized by joking; humorous or playful.

jocular

7

tending to talk a great deal; talkative.

loquacious

8

obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree

obsequious

9

extreme poverty; destitution.

penury

10

attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.

pretentiousness

11

extravagance: the trait of spending extravagantly

prodigality

12

not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily

reticent

13

grimly mocking or cynical.

sardonic

14

given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner.

sententious

15

behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.

supercilious

16

an instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises), each of which shares a term with the conclusion, and shares a common or middle term not present in the conclusion (e.g., all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs ).

syllogism

17

having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge

vindictive

18

a person's face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features.

visage

19

filled with bitter criticism or malice

vitriolic

20

abandon: the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"

wantonness