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Propensity (n)

A natural inclination or tendency

I have a propensity to eat too much chocolate

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Alacrity (n)

Cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness

We accepted the invitation with alacrity

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Duplicity (n)

Deceitfulness in speech or conduct

In an act of duplicity, he placed a droplet of poison in the wine

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Supercilious (adj)

Haughtily disdainful or contemptuous

With his supercilious tone, he demeaned the class of freshman.

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Condescend (v)

To act graciously towards others regarded as being in a lower level

I enjoyed her speech because she did not condescend to children.

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Lament (v)

To feel or express sorrow or regret for

I lost my stuffed animal, she lamented.

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Pompous (adj)

Exaggeratedly or ostentatiously dignified or self-important

Her pompous speech put everyone to sleep.

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Amiable (adj)

Having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities

His amiable smile welcomed all to the dance.

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Vivacity (n)

Liveliness; animation; sprightliness

People noted for their vivacity usually become actors.

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Impertinent (adj)

Not relevant

He made an impertinent comment, and everyone stared at him.

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Countenance (n)

Appearance, especially the look on one's face

He had a sad countenance when no asked him to the ball.

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Laudable (adj)

Deserving praise, praise worthy

Her laudable performance elicited much applause.

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Prudent (adj)

Judicious in practical affairs, marked by wisdom

She was known for her prudent decisions.

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Avarice (n)

Greed for riches and wealth

Scrooge is known for his avarice.

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Prodigious (adj)

Extraordinary in size or degree

The prodigious hat looked preposterous.

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Exuberant (adj)

Overflowing excitement

They had an exuberant welcome for the servicemen returning from Iraq.

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Censure (n)

Strong expression if disapproval

The newspapers were unanimous in their censure of the tax proposal.

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Eccentric (adj)

Deviating from the recognized or customary character, or practice

The eccentric man wore polka dot ties every day.

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Vex (v)

To irritate, annoy, provoke

She vexes her mother when asking her a million questions.

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Incessant (adj)

Continuing without interruption

His incessant talking drove everyone crazy.