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having keen discernment; able to use acquired knowledge to one's own advantage; shrewd

astute

1

of a kind, gentle disposition; mild; favorable

benign

2

hardened in feelings or conscience; insensitive

callous

3

able to hold much; ample

capacious

4

grossly dull or stupid; unrefined; dense

crass

5

confessedly beaten or afraid of one's opponent; weak-hearted; cowardly

craven

6

reserved or composed in bearing or manner; feignedly modest or serious; prim

demure

7

done cautiously or stealthily, sly

furtive

8

deserving or exciting hatred or repugnance; abominable; detestable

odious

18

pertaining to an evil omen; threatening or foreshadowing evil; foreboding

ominious

19

possessing great wealth or preprty; characterized by abundance

opulent

20

displaying peevish impatience and irritation; ill-tempered; fractious

petulant

21

corpselike; a corpselike pallor; emaciated; haggard

cadaverous

22

characterized by outward conformity to the recognized standard of propriety and good taste in manners, behavior, etc; proper

decorous

23

groundless; uncalled for; unjustified; without warrant or justification

gratuitous

24

characterized by shame or disgrace; deserving shame or disgrace; dishonorable; contemptible

ignominious

25

acting with sudden or rash energy or emotion; moving with grace or violence

impetuous

26

possessing or characterized by great skill in creating or devising; skillfully or cleverly fashioned

ingenious

27

honorably straightforward; undeceitful

ingenuous

28

characterized by a desire to injure another person; proceeding from ill will or hatred; spiteful

malicious

29

guilty of breaking faith or violating trust; treacherous; disloyal

perfidious

30

disrespectful or irreverent toward anything sacred; profane; impious

sacrilegious

31

holding fast; persistently continuing

tenacious

32

uttering loud cries or shouts; characterized by loudness or vehemence; clamorous

vociferous