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1

Consigliere

An advisor. Esp to a crime boss.

Eg. Nalin is the xxxx to the Bakrie family.

2

Irrational exuberance

Most interveners feel xxx xxxx towards their product or idea.

The Glencore coal team had xxxx xxxx towards the market thinking it would never fall.

3

Partial

Being prejudiced in favour of something.

Eg. His friend is a xxx witness.

Eg. I have always been xxxx to reading a lot and learning form others rather than trial and error.

Eg. Harvey is xxxx to networking events that bring events to your doorstep.

4

Supplicate

To ask or beg for something humbly.

Eg. He xxxxed the governor for leniency.

Eg. He xxxxed to the banker for an extension of the loan maturity date.

Synonym = implore.

5

Precipitate

Cause

Eg. The incident xxxxx a political crisis.

Eg. Large cities xxxxx certain social patterns.

6

Acclimated

Acclimatised.

He was well xxxxx to urban anarchy through his prior experience.

I was well acclimated to the third world aspect of Jakarta through my experience growing up in South Africa.

7

Fastidious

Concerned with and very attentive to detail.

They guys spent time outside the office toying with ideas which was a practice that was scorned by their more xxxxx colleagues.

He chooses his words with xxxx care.

8

Indelible

Making marks that cannot be removed.
The story had an xxxxx impression on me.

9

Chagrin

Distress or embarrassment of having failed or humiliated.

He spends his days getting high, much to the xxxx of his mother.

We took a 2 week holiday in Ibiza, much to the xxxx of Ivan who claims traders never take leave.

Much to the xxxx of Bali, he spent his time working so hard that he didn't even get a tan.

10

Precocious

Having certain certain abilities. Being a prodigy.

Ari is a .xxxxx 16 year old with a talent for busienss.
He has a xxxx talent for web development.

11

Fledgling

young and new and without experience.


Eg Cambodia is a xxxx market for coal which is exciting

12

Myriad

A myriad of breakthrough thinking.

13

Trite

Lacking in freshness or effectiveness because it's been overused. Eg the expression "out of sight out of mind" is a xxxx phrase but often very true.

14

Verocious

Wanting or devouring great quantities. Or having an intense desire for something. Eg a xxx sexual appetite.

15

Effervescent

Giving off bubbles.

16

Acquiesce

Accept reluctantly but without protest. Tor xxxxx to my request to move from Newcastle.

17

Melodramatic

Over exaggerating.

18

Narcissist

An inflated sense of self importance. Justin is a complete ......