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aloof

(uh-LOOF)

adj. uninterested; emotionally removed or distant

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apathetic

(a-puh-THEH-tik)

adj. indifferent; showing no care, interest, or concern

a- means without and pathos means feeling

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detached

(dih-TATCHT)

adj. aloof; indifferent

  • not attatched

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impassive

(im-PA-siv)

adj. lacking emotion or drive

  • no passion

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indifferent

(in-DI-frunt)

adj. apathetic; showing little or no concern

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listless

(LIST-lis)

adj. lacking interest in something, usually because of illnes, fatigue, or general sadness

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nonchalant

(nahn-chuh-LAHNT)

adj. casual and indifferent; not showing any great concern or worry about anything

  • not challenged

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phlehmatic

(fleg-MA-tik)

adj. hard to get excited or emotional; calm; slow-moving

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remote

(rih-MOTE)

adj. emotionally distant and disinterested; aloof; distant, far away

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stolid

(STAH-lud)

adj. lacking emotion or not showing emotion

  • solid and still

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indolent

(IN-duh-lunt)

adj. lazy

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languor

(LANG-gur)

n. a weak or lifeless feeling

  • to linger

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lassitude

(LA-suh-tood)

n. a tired feelling, usually resulting from depression or too much work

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lethargic

(luh-THAR-jik)

adj. having little or no energy

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sedentary

(SEH-dn-ter-ee)

adj. having to do with sitting around a lot

  • sed can be changed into sit

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sluggish

(SLUH-gish)

adj. slow and lazy

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soporific

(sah-puh-RI-fik)

adj. sleep-inducing; sleepy

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stagnant

(STAG-nunt)

adj. lacking movement or energy

  • stay

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tropid

(TOR-pud)

adj. sluggish; lacking energy

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compliant

(kum-PLY-unt)

adj. yielding, submissive

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fawning

(FAW-ning)

adj. gaining the favor of another by action overly kind or by using flattery

  • fawns

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obsequious

(ub-SEE-kwee-us)

adj. obeying or performing a service for someone in an overly attentive manner.

  • obscure

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servile

(SUR-vul)

adj. slave-like; very humble and submissive

  • servus means slave in latin.

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slavish

(SLAY-vish)

adj. slave-like; overly humble; involving very hard work

  • slave-ish

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submissive

(sub-MIH-siv)

adj. voluntairly obeying another; humble

  • sub- means low

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subordinate

(suh-BOR-duh-nit)

adj. inferior; lower in rank or status

  • below ordinary

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subservient

(sub-SUR-vee-unt)

adj. obedient; obsequious

  • sub- means below

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sycophant

(SIH-kuh-funt)

n. a self-server who tries to gain the favor of others through the use or flattery

  • sync- same

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toady

(TOE-dee)

n. a flatterer; a sycophant

  • faerie tales of toads...

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ardent

(AR-dnt)

adj. full of passion and emotion

  • heart

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avid

(A-vid)

adj. showing enthusiasm; ardent

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ebullient

(ih-BOOL-yunt)

adj. filled with a bubbly exitement as if boiling over with excitement.

  • ebullient: bull is strong

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effervescent

(eh-fur-VEH-snt)

sdj. lively; full of uplifted spirit; vivacious

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exuberant

(ig-ZOO-buh-runt)

adj. overflowing with vitality and good spirits

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fanatical

(fuh-NA-tih-kul)

adj. full of great enthusiasm or devotion

  • like a fan

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fervent

(FUR-vunt)

adj. filled with passion or intensity

  • feverish

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impassioned

(in-PA-shund)

adj. filled with passionate emotion

  • has the word passion in it

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vibrant

(VIE-brunt)

adj. lively; full of vitality

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zealous

(ZEH-lus)

adj. fulled with enthusiasm; fervent

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adamant

(A-duh-munt)

adj. unwilling to bent; unyielding

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dogmatic

(dog-MA-tik)

adj. strongly opinionated; ridgid; dictatorial

  • dogma is a rigid set of beliefs or principles

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hidebound

(HIDE-bounde)

adj. strongly opinionated; narrow-mindedly stubborn

  • bound to the hide

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intractable

(in-TRAK-tuh-bul)

adj. stubborn; hard to manage

  • cannot contract

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obdurate

(AHB-duh-rut)

adj. resistant to persuasion or softening; stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

  • durus means hard in latin

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recalcitrant

(rih-KAL-suh-trunt)

adj. stubborn, disobedient; defiant

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resolve

(rih-ZAHLV)

n. firmness, determination

  • resolution

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unwavering

(un-WAVE-ring)

adj. firm and determined

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unyielding

(un-YEEL-ding)

adj. stubborn; inflexible

  • unstoppable

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willful

(WIL-ful)

adj. stubborn

  • does things according to will