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impetuous

quick to act without thinking

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implacable

unable to be calmed down or made peaceful; hardheaded, obstinate

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inchoate

not fully formed; disorganized

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ingenuous

showing innocence or childlike simplicity

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inimical

hostile, unfriendly

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innocuous

harmless

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insipid

lacking interest or flavor; bland, trite, uninteresting

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intransigent

uncompromising; refusing to be reconciled; stubborn

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inundate

to overwhelm; to cover with water

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irascible

easily made angry

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jejune

vapid, uninteresting; childish; immature

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jibe

to agree, to be in accord

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jocose

given to joking; humorous

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kinetic

having to do with motion; lively, active

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labile

readily open to change, unstable

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lachrymose

causing tears; tearful, showing sorrow

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laconic

using few words; terse

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lament

to express sorrow; to grieve

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lassitude

listlessness, languor, weariness

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laud

to give praise; to glorify

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lavish

to give unsparingly (v); extremely generous or extravagant (adj)

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lethargic

acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner

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libertine

someone unrestrained by morality or convention or leading a dissolute life; corrupt

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limn

to draw, outline in detail

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loquacious

talkative

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lucid

clear and easily understood

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luminous

bright, brilliant, glowing

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magnanimity

being generously forgiving; noble

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malevolent

having or showing often vicious ill will, spite or hatred

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malinger

to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

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malleable

capable of being shaped; tractable

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martinet

rigid disciplinarian

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maunder

to talk or move aimlessly, mutter; ramble

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maverick

nonconformist; an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party

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melancholy

tending toward sadness

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metaphor

a figure of speech comparing two different things; a symbol

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meticulous

extremely careful about details

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misanthrope

a person who dislikes others; cynic; hater of mankind

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mitigate

to soften; to lessen

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mollify

to calm or make less severe

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monotony

lack of variation

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nadir

low point, perigee

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naive

lacking sophistication or experience

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nascent

coming into being; in early development stage

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natty

trimly neat & tidy; dapper

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nebulous

vague, cloudy, lacking clearly defined form

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neologism

new word, expression, or usage

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neophyte

a recent convert; a beginner; novice

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nexus

a connection, tie, or link; center or focus

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nice

exacting, extremely precise

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noisome

offensive odor; fetid; stinky

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noxious

harmful or injurious to health

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obdurate

emotionally cold; hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion

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obeisance

gesture that expresses deference & respect (bow, curtsy)

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obfuscate

to deliberately obscure, to make confusing

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obsequious

overly submissive and flattering; sycophant

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obstinate

stubborn, unyielding

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obstreperous

noisy, loudly stubborn

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obtuse

lacking sharpness of intellect; stupid, dull, insensitive

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obviate

to prevent; to make obsolete

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occlude

to block or stop up; to prevent the passage of

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onerous

troublesome and oppressive; burdensome, arduous

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opaque

blocking all light; difficult to understand

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opprobrium

public disgrace or humiliation

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ostentation

excessive showiness

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paean

a song or expression of praise & thanksgiving

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palliate

to make something appear less serious, gloss over, mitigate

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panegyric

formal expression of praise

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paradigm

something that serve as a model, example

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paradox

contradiction or dilemma

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paragon

model of excellence or perfection

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pariah

an outcast, a rejected person

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parody

humorous imitation intended for ridicule or comic effect

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pedant

someone who show off knowledge; know-it-all

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penchant

strong preference for something; inclination

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perfidious

willing to betray one's trust

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perfunctory

done in a routine way; habitual, automatic

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permeate

to penetrate

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philanthropy

charity; a desire or effort to promote goodness

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placate

to soothe or pacify

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plastic

able to be molded, altered, or bent

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plethora

excess

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pragmatic

practical as opposed to idealistic

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pedestrian

commonplace, trite, uninteresting

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inane

empty, lacking meaning; pointless