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Flashcards in Describing Interpersonal Behavior and Style Deck (19):
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ingratiating

calculated to please or gain favor; capable of winning favor

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acrimony

a rough and bitter manner

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egocentrism

concern for your own interests and welfare

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collegial

relating to or involving shared responsibility

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pugnacious

ready and able to resort to force or violence;tough and callous by virtue of experience

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avuncular

like an uncle in kindness or indulgence; being or relating to an uncle

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lacerating

forcefully or severely

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incivility

deliberate discourtesy

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conciliator

someone who tries to bring peace

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acerbic

harsh or corrosive in tone; sour or bitter in taste

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implacable

incapable of being placated

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incurious

showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity

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excoriate

express strong disapproval of; tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

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sycophantic

attempting to win favor by flattery; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

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laconic

(of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
"his laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic"

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prevaricate

be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

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hubristic

owing to hubris

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milquetoast

a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive

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obdurate

showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings;stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing