Vocabulary

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  1. quixotic
    Exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical
  2. equivocal
    • 1. Open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous.
    • 2. Uncertain or questionable in nature.
  3. assuage
    • 1. Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense: "the letter assuaged the fears of most members".
    • 2. Satisfy (an appetite or desire): "an opportunity occurred to assuage her desire for knowledge".
  4. erudite
    Having or showing great knowledge or learning.
  5. fervid
    • 1. Intensely enthusiastic or passionate.
    • 2. Burning, hot, or glowing.
  6. pedant
    • a : one who makes a show of knowledge
    • b : one who is unimaginative or who unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or
    • use of knowledge
  7. capricious
    Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
  8. engender
    • 1. Cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).
    • 2. Beget (offspring)
  9. loquacious
    Talkative
  10. ephemeral
    Lasting for a very short time
  11. vicissitude
    • 1. A change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
    • 2. Alternation between opposite or contrasting things
  12. salubrious
    • 1. Health-giving; healthy
    • 2. (of a place) Pleasant; not run-down
  13. opprobrious
    2. Disgraceful; shameful
  14. imbue
    Inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality
  15. eschew
    Deliberately avoid using; abstain from
  16. histrionic
    • 1. of or pertaining to actors or acting.
    • 2. deliberately affected or self-consciously emotional; overly dramatic, in behavior or speech
  17. inimical
    • 1. Tending to obstruct or harm
    • 2. Unfriendly; hostile
  18. panegyrical
    • 1. A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
    • 2. Elaborate praise or laudation
  19. ebullient
    • 1. Cheerful and full of energy
    • 2. (of liquid or matter) Boiling or agitated as if boiling
  20. phlegmatic
    Having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition
  21. timorous
    Showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence
  22. ambrosial
    fragrant or delicious
  23. catholic
    Including a wide variety of things; all-embracing
  24. ameliorate
    to make better; improve
  25. ardor
    intense and passionate feeling
  26. castigate
    to punish or criticize harshly
  27. chicanery
    deception by means of craft or guile
  28. credulous
    too trusting; gullible
  29. deference
    respect, courtesy
  30. desiccate
    to dry out thoroughly
  31. desultory
    jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
  32. diffident
    lacking self-confidence
  33. dissemble
    to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
  34. exculpate
    to clear from blame; to prove innocent
  35. exigent
    urgent; requiring immediate action
  36. florid
    excessively decorated or embellished
  37. garrulous
    tending to talk a lot
  38. iconoclast
    one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions
  39. inchoate
    not fully formed; disorganized
  40. ingenuous
    showing innocence or childlike simplicity
  41. irascible
    easily made angry
  42. laconic
    using few words
  43. malinger
    to evade responsiblity by pretending to be ill
  44. mollify
    to calm or make less severe
  45. obdurate
    hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
  46. occlude
    to stop up; to prevent hte passage of
  47. paragon
    model of excellence or perfection
  48. perfidious
    willing to betray one's trust
  49. perfunctory
    done in a routine way; indifferent
  50. prevaricate
    to lie or deviate from the truth
  51. prodigal
    lavish, wasteful
  52. propitiate
    to conciliate; to appease
  53. quiescent
    motionless
  54. soporific
    causing sleep or lethargy
  55. specious
    deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
  56. stolid
    unemotional; lacking sensitivity
  57. tacit
    done without using words
  58. taciturn
    silent, not talkative
  59. torpor
    extreme mental and physical sluggishness
  60. venerate
    to respect deeply
  61. verbose
    wordy

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