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  1. acerbic
    having sour or bitter taste or character; sharp; biting
  2. aggrandize
    to increase in intensity, power, influence, or prestige
  3. alchemy
    a medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals, espe. base metals into gold
  4. amenable
    agreeable; responsive to suggestion
  5. anachronism
    somehting or someone out of palce in terms o fhistorical or chronological context
  6. astringent
    having a tightening effect on living tissue; arsh; severe; something with a tightening effect on tissue
  7. contiguous
    sharing a border; touching; adjacent
  8. convention
    a generally agreed upon practice or attitude
  9. credulous
    tending to belueve too readily; gullible
  10. decorum
    polite or appropriate conduct or behavior
  11. derision
    scorn, ridicule, contemptuour treatment
  12. dilettante
    one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
  13. disparage
    to slight or belittle
  14. divulge
    to disclose somehting secret
  15. fawn
    to flatter or prease excessibely
  16. flout
    to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
  17. garrulous
    pointless talkative; talking too much
  18. glib
    marked by ease or infomrmality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial
  19. hubris
    overbearing presumption or pride; arrogance
  20. imminent
    about to happen; impending
  21. immutable
    not capable of change
  22. impetuous
    hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement
  23. indifferent
    having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice
  24. inimical
    damaging; harmful; injurious
  25. intrepid
    steadfast and courageous
  26. laconic
    using few words; terse
  27. maverick
    an independent individual who does not go along with a groups or party
  28. mercurial
    characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
  29. mollify
    to calm or soothe; to reduce in emotianl intensity
  30. neophyte
    a recent convert; a beginner; novice
  31. obfuscate
    to deliberately obscure; to make confusing
  32. obstinate
    stubborn, hard-headed; uncompromising
  33. ostentatious
    characterized by or given to pretentitous display; shwy
  34. pervade
    to permeate throughout
  35. phlegmatic
    calm; sluggish; unemotional
  36. plethora
    an overabundance; a suplus
  37. pragmatic
    pratical rather than idealistic
  38. presumptuous
    overstepping due bounds; taking liberties
  39. pristine
    pure; uncorrupted; clean
  40. probity
    adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness
  41. proclivity
    a natural predisposition or inclination
  42. profligate
    excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
  43. propensity
    a natural inclination or tendency; penchant
  44. prosaic
    dull; lacking in spirit or imagination
  45. pungent
    characterized by a strong, sharp smell or taste
  46. quixotic
    foolishly impractical; marked by lofty romantic ideals
  47. quotidian
    occuriring or recurring dailly, commonplace
  48. rarefy
    to make or become thin, less dense, to refine
  49. recondite
    hidden; concealed; difficult to understand; obscure
    radiant; shiny; brilliant
  51. renege
    to fail to honor a cfommintment; to go back on a promise
  52. sedulous
    diligent; persistent; hardworking
  53. shard
    a piece of broken pottery or glass
  54. sporific
    causing drowsiness; tending to induce sleep
  55. sparse
    thin; not dense; arranged at widely spaced intervals
  56. spendthrift
    one who spends money wastefully
  57. subtle
    not obvious, elussive, diffucult to discern
  58. tacit
    implied; not explecitly stated
  59. terse
    brief and concise in wording
  60. tout
    to publicly praise or promote
  61. trenchant
    sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating
  62. unfeigned
    genuine; not falseor hypocrital
  63. untenable
    indefensible; not visible; uninhabitable
  64. vacillatel
    to waver indecesiveky between one course of action or opinion and another
  65. variegated
    mulicolored; characterized by a variety of patches of different color
  66. vexation
    annoyance; irritation
  67. vigilant
    alerlty watchful
  68. vituperate
    to use harsh condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severyly or abusively; to berate
  69. volatile
    readily changing to a vapor; changeable; fickle; explosive
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hit parade group 4
2011-11-06 09:06:56

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