astb adjectives vocab

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  1. ABSTRACT
    theoretical or lacking substance, can also mean a brief summary of a scholarly article or paper
  2. ACUTE
    sharp, shrewd, also a 90 degree angle
  3. AESTHETIC
    having to do with art or artistic beauty sensibility, not to be confused with ascetic
  4. AMBIGUOUS
    unclear in meaning, confusing, able to be interpreted in more than one way
  5. AMBIVALENT
    undecided, wavering between alternatives
  6. AMBULATORY
    able to walk
  7. AMIABLE
    friendly, unpleasant
  8. ANIMATED
    alive, lively
  9. APOCRYPHAL
    of doubtful or uncertain origin
  10. APPREHENSIVE
    worried and anxious
  11. ARROGANT
    feeling superior to others and not hiding your high opinion of yourself
  12. ARTICULATE
    well spoken, having a good command of language
  13. ASCETIC
    self denying, austere
  14. ASTUTE
    perceptive, intelligent
  15. AUSPICIOUS
    favorable, seeming to point toward good results
  16. AUSTERE
    unadorned, forbiddingly bare
  17. AUTHENTIC
    real, genuine
  18. BANAL
    unoriginal, ordinary to a fault, boring
  19. BELLIGERENT
    combative, quarrelsome
  20. BENEVOLENT
    kind, generous
  21. BENIGN
    gentle, not harmful
  22. BLITHE
    carefree and cheerful
  23. CANDID
    honest, forthright, frank
  24. CAUSTIC
    like acid or corrosive, also, very sharp or cutting insult or comment
  25. COMPLACENT
    smug, self satified, content with current situation
  26. COMPLIANT
    yielding, submissive
  27. CONCILIATORY
    peacemaking
  28. CONCISE
    succinct, brief and direct
  29. CONGENIAL
    agreeably pleasant
  30. CONSPICUOUS
    obvious, standing out, very noticable
  31. CONTRITE
    genuinely and deeply apologetic or remorseful
  32. CREDULOUS
    believing something outrageous, gullible
  33. CRYPTIC
    mysterious, hard to understand
  34. DIDACTIC
    instructive
  35. DIFFIDENT
    timid, lacking in self confidence
  36. DILIGENT
    hardworking
  37. DISPARATE
    different, varied, often with a connotation of incompatible
  38. DISPASSIONATE
    without emotion, neutral
  39. DIVERSE
    varied
  40. DOGMATIC
    arrogantly or overconfidently claiming the truth of unproven ideas, or claiming that a belief system is beyond dispute
  41. DUBIOUS
    doubtful or uncertain
  42. ECCENTRIC
    unconventional, irregular
  43. ELABORATE
    a result of great effort and attention to detail, intricate
  44. ELUSIVE
    hard to capture or pin down, can mean evasive
  45. EPHEMERAL
    short lived, fleeting, temporary
  46. ESOTERIC
    hard to understand, cryptic
  47. EXEMPLARY
    setting a superior example, outstanding
  48. EXHAUSTIVE
    very thorough and complete, with great attention to detail
  49. EXPEDIENT
    meeting an immediate need, also self serving or granting immediate advantage
  50. EXTRANEOUS
    irrelevant, extra, unnecessary
  51. FALLACIOUS
    false
  52. FANATICAL
    extremely devoted to or passionate about a cause or idea
  53. FASTIDIOUS
    meticulous, insisten on attention to detail
  54. FICKLE
    not faithful, or consisten, unpredictable
  55. FLAGRANT
    shocking or outrageous, violation of a custom, expectation, rule or law
  56. FORTUITOUS
    luckily coincidental, accidentally advantageous
  57. FRIVOLOUS
    not serious, with levity, inconsequential
  58. FURTIVE
    secretive, trying to remain hidden
  59. FUTILE
    hopeless, without effect or result
  60. GULLIBLE
    overly trusting, willing to believe anything
  61. HACKNEYED
    overused, trite
  62. HYPOTHETICAL
    unproven, used as a theoretical example for the purpose of discussion
  63. IMMUTABLE
    unchangeable, permanent
  64. IMPARTIAL
    fair, unbiased, neutral
  65. INADVERTENT
    accidental
  66. INCESSANT
    unceasing, never ending, usually implies an unpleasant condition
  67. INCOHERENT
    jumbled, hard to understand
  68. INCONGRUOUS
    inconsistent or inappropriate
  69. INDIFFERENT
    not caring one way or the other, can also mean "mediocre"
  70. INDULGENT
    lenient, giving in to momentary desires and whims
  71. INEVITABLE
    unavoidable, especially when referring to a result of a course of action or decision
  72. INFAMOUS
    having a bad reputation, disgracful
  73. INNATE
    inborn, inherent
  74. INNOCUOUS
    harmless, insignficant
  75. INSIPID
    dull, meaningless, empty
  76. IRASCIBLE
    irritable
  77. IRONIC
    what happens versus what was suppose to happen
  78. LAUDABLE
    worthy of praise
  79. LAX
    careless, neglient, not diligent
  80. LUCID
    clear, easily understandable
  81. MARRED
    damaged or scarred
  82. NOVEL
    new or original
  83. OBJECTIVE
    without bias, analyzing logically based on facts (opposite of subjective)
  84. OBSCURE
    unclear, clouded, partially hidden, hard to understand
  85. ORTHODOX
    conventionla, adhering to established principles or practices, especially in religious matters
  86. PEDESTRIAN
    common, ordinary
  87. PERVASIVE
    a quality of being present throughout, permeating
  88. PIOUS
    reverent or devout, depending on context, can also mean falsely devout
  89. PIVOTAL
    crucial, result changing
  90. PRAGMATIC
    practical, based on experience rather than theory
  91. PRETENTIOUS
    pompous, self important
  92. PRODIGIOUS
    enormnous, of extraordinary size
  93. PROFOUND
    deep, insightful
  94. PROFUSE
    extravagant, free flowing
  95. PROVINCIAL
    limited in outlook to one's own small area, narrow, implies that the provincial person also thinks that the rest of the world is just like his or her limited experience
  96. PROVOCATIVE
    exciting, attractive attention or sparking controversy
  97. PRUDENT
    careful, wisely cautious
  98. RECALCITRANT
    stubbornly defiant of authority or control
  99. REDUNDANT
    repetitive, unnecessary
  100. RELEVANT
    important to the matter at had, pertinent
  101. REPREHENSIBLE
    worthy of blame, disgraceful
  102. RESOLUTE
    firm, determined, unwavering in the face of challenges or obstacles
  103. RETICENT
    restrained, uncommunicative
  104. RIGOROUS
    strict, harsh, severe
  105. SACCHARINE
    overly sweet or flattering
  106. SAGE
    wise or knowledge, usually from experience
  107. SCANITY
    inadequate, minimal
  108. SCRUPULOUS
    strict or careful in an ethical sense
  109. SERVILE
    submissive and subservient
  110. SKEPTICAL
    doubting
  111. SOLEMN
    grave, serious
  112. STATIC
    stationary or unmoving
  113. STOIC
    outwardly indifferent to circumstances, especially to bad or challenging times
  114. STRINGENT
    strict or restrictive
  115. SUBTLE
    not obvious, also able to make fine distinction
  116. SUPERCILIOUS
    haughty, insultingly, patronizing
  117. SUPERFICIAL
    on the surface only, shallow, not through
  118. TACITURN
    untalkative by nature
  119. TANGIBLE
    touchable, not imagined or figurative
  120. TEDIOUS
    boring, overly detailed for no reason
  121. TENTATIVE
    temporary, uncertain, experimental
  122. TIMID
    shy, afraid of attention
  123. UNIFORM
    consistent throughout, the same for everyone or in every situation
  124. UNPRECEDENTED
    happening for the first time, never seen before
  125. VEHEMENT
    strong, urgent, passionate
  126. VERBOSE
    wordy, overly talkative
  127. VIRULENT
    malignant, malicious, full of hate
  128. VOLUMINOUS
    very large, spacious
  129. WILLFUL
    deliberate, obstinate, insistent on having one's own way
  130. ZEALOUS
    enthusiastically devoted to a cause or idea

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