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Braggart

A person who boasts about achievements or possessions

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Dilettante

A person who cultivates an area of interest, such and the arts, without real commitment or knowledge

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Dilettante

A person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler

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Pilfer

To steal, especially in small quantities

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Prevaricator

A person who speaks falsely; liar
Quibbled; equivocator

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Innocuous

Not harmful or injurious

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Meticulous

Taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough

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Incite

To stir, encourage, urge on; stimulate or prompt to action

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Vicarious

Performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another
Taking the place of another person or thing
Felt or enjoyed through imagined participation in the experience of others

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Heedless

Careless
Thoughtless
Unmindful

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Adversary

A person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; for

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Incongruous

Out of keeping or place
Inappropriate
Unbecoming

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Supplant

To take the place of another, as through force scheming, strategy, or the like

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avaricious

having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain

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vociferous

(especially of a person or speech) vehement or clamorous

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clamorous

making a loud and confused noise

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garrulous

excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters

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effusive

expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner

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taciturn

(of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.

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reticent

not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily

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risque'

slightly indecent or liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive

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crude

in a natural or raw state; not yet processed or refined; undeveloped

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impervious

not allowing fluid to pass through

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incontrovertible

not able to be denied or disputed

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infallible

incapable of making mistakes or being wrong

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dogged

persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious

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alleviate

to make easier to endure; lessen; mitigate

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vacillate

to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute

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inordinate

not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive

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sinecure

an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.

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ensconce

to settle securely or snugly

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burgeon

to grow or develop quickly; flourish

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promiscuous

consisting of parts, elements, or individuals of different kinds brought together without order; characterized by or involving indiscriminate mingling or association, especially having sexual relations with a number of partners on a casual basis.

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indolent

having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful

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consign

to hand over or deliver formally or officially; commit; entrust

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exacerbate

to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of

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assuage

to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate

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impunity

exemption from punishment

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nepotism

patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics