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adversary

(AD-vuh-ser-ee)

n. opponent

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advocate

(AD-vuh-kut)

n. a supporter; proponent

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artisan

(AR-tuh-zun)

n. a person who is skillful with his or her hands

  • make art with hands

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ascetic

(uh-SEH-tik)

n. person who refrains from indulging in earthy pleasures

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charlatan

(SHAR-luh-tun)

n. a froud; a quack or imposter

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hedonist

(HEE-fuh-nist)

n. a person who lives for pleasure

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orator

(OR-uh-tur)

n. a skillful public speaker

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pariah

(puh-RIE-uh)

n. a social outcast

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raconteur

(ra-kahn-TUR)

n. a skillful storyteller

  • recount

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skeptic

(SKEP-tik)

n. a person who doubts

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virtuoso

(vur-choo-OH-so)

adj. n. a highly skilled performer, usually a musical performer

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frivolous

(FRIH-vuh-lus)

adj. not having substance, a sense of importance, or seriousness; silly

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incidental

(in-suh-DEN-tl)

adj. less important; minor

  • a small moment

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inconsequential

(in-kahn-suh-KWEN-shul)

adj. irrelevant; of no significance; unimportant

  • no consequence

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irrelevant

(ih-REH-luh-vunt)

adj. not relation to the matter at hand

  • not related

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negilgible

(NEH-glih-juh-bul)

adj. able or likely to be ignored or bypassed dure to smallness or lack of importance

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peripheral

(puh-RIH-fuh-rul)

adj. only marginally connected to what is truely important; minor

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petty

(PEH-tee)

adj. minor or trivial; small on quantity

  • pettete

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superficial

(soo-pur-FIH-shul)

adj. lacking in depth or importance; on the surface

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trifling

(TRY-fling)

adj. lacking significance; unimportant

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trivial

(TRIH-vee-ul)

adj. unimportant; ordinary

  • trial

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astute

(uh-STOOT)

adj. sharp-minded; very clever

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discerning

(dih-SUR-ning)

adj. able to judge people and situatuions clearly

  • distinguish

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erudite

(ER-uh-dite)

adj. wise due to much reading and studying; scholarly

  • etude

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incisive

(sin-SIE-siv)

adj. decisive, keen and directly to the point

  • straight into the matter

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judicious

(joo-DIH-shus)

adj. showing wisdom in judging people and situations

  • judge

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perspicacious

(pur-spuh-KAY-shus)

adj. using wise judgement; sharp-minded

  • judge from other people's perspective

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prudent

(PROO-dnt)

adj. careful, cautious, and wise

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sagacious

(suh-GAY-shus)

adj. wise

  • think "sage"