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  1. ostentatious
    characterized by or given to pretentious display; showy

    Synonyms: boastful, pretentious, egotistic

    The lady wore ostentatious jewelry that included a diamond ring half the size of her ego.
  2. pervade
    to permeate throughout; to affect strongly

    Synonyms: diffuse

    Unwelcome thoughts of defeat began to pervade the mood in locker room.
  3. phlegmatic
    calm; sluggish; unemotional

    Synonyms: lethargic, deadpan, frigid

    He was a phlegmatic towards the raising of the flag which showed he was a terrorist.
  4. pragmatic
    practical rather than idealistic

    Synonyms: sensible, efficient

    The professional gave pragmatic advice on the subject.
  5. presumptuous
    overstepping due bounds; taking liberties

    Synonyms:arrogant, audacious, egotistic, pretentious

    It was presumptuous of her to join us for dinner uninvited
  6. probity
    adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity

    Synonyms: fidelity, honor, rectitude

    She showed her probity to the teachings in the proverbs.
  7. proclivity
    a natural predisposition or inclination

    Synonyms: cup of tea, predilection, propensity

    She had a proclivity to provide the poor with clothes.
  8. profligate
    excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant

    Synonyms: lavish, prodigal, spendthrift

    All businesses profit from profligate consumers.
  9. propensity
    a natural inclination or tendency penchant

    Synonyms: predilection, tendency

    She has a propensity for using proper language.
  10. prosaic
    dull; lacking in spirit or imagination

    Synonyms: everyday, hackneyed, vapid

    The pro athlete was very prosaic when he was not playing sports.
  11. quotidian
    occurring or recurring daily; commonplace

    Frank's quotidian smoking habit was very hard to quit.
  12. quixotic
    foolishly impractical; marked by lofty romantic details

    Synonyms:chimerical, chivalrous, dreaming, utopian

    Edward believe that love came quick and had a quixotic desire to fall in love at first sight.
  13. rarefy
    to make or become thin, less dense; to refine

    Synonyms: diminish, emaciate

    He only gave her rare food in order to rarefy her diet.
  14. recondite
    hidden; concealed; difficult to understand

    Synonyms :abstruse, esoteric, acroamatic, arcane, cabalistic, cryptic, pedantic

    His recondite apology did not reconcile their relationship.
  15. refulgent
    radiant; shiny; brilliant

    Synonyms: luminous, resplendent,shining

    The ruby brought full refulgent beauty to the pendant.
  16. renege
    to fail to honor a commitment; to go back on a promise

    Synonyms: to weasel out

    He reneged on his vow to stay married to her.
  17. sedulous
    diligent; persistent; hard-working

    Synonyms: assiduous

    The sedulous worker said he would keep working even if he was sad.
  18. spendthrift
    one who spends money wastefully

    Synonyms: big spender, dissipater, improvident, prodigal, profligate

    Kendal is not thrifty with money and is a spendthrift.
  19. tacit
    implied; not explicitly stated

    Synonyms: implicit, allusive

    The new rule about not eating the sticky tack was tacit.
  20. terse
    brief and concise in wording

    Synonyms: laconic, taut, pithy, trenchant

    I only like the verses of poems that are terse.
  21. tout
    to publicly praise or promote

    Synonyms:acclaim, ballyhoo, boost, laud

    She touted her tight butt throughout the town.
  22. trenchant
    sharply perceptive; keen; penetrating

    Synonyms: acerbic, astringent, biting

    The trench coat hid the trenchant figure beneath it.
  23. unfeigned
    genuine; not false or hypocritical

    Synonyms: heartfelt, sincere

    The fine words of the letter made me realize his feelings were unfeigned.
  24. untenable
    indefensible; not viable; uninhabitable

    Synonyms: flawed, unsupportable

    Since the evidence was untouchable, the attorney told his client that his case was untenable and could not be won.
  25. vacillate
    to waver indecisively between one course of action or opinion and and another; waver

    Synonyms: alternate, be indecisive, pussyfoot around

    The doctor vacillated whether to inject the vaccine or not.
  26. variegated
    multicolored; characterized by a variety of patches of different color

    Synonyms: assorted, diverse, kaleidoscopic, mixed, motley,

    The kaleidoscope was variegated and had an incredible variety of colors.
  27. vexation
    annoyance; irritation

    Synonyms: aggravation, agitation, annoyance, bother, chagrin, disquiet

    Chad left with vexation because he did not have sex.
  28. vigilant
    alertly watchful

    Synonyms: with eyes peeled, cautious, observant

    The princess was vigilant in looking for her hero to rescue her from the villian.
  29. vituperate
    to use harsh, condemnatory language; to abuse or censure severly or abusively; berate

    Synonyms: castigate, censure, criticize harshly

    Virginia vituperated her friend that she could feel all the emotion boiling in her veins.