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  1. Pretentious
    adj
    • full of pretense or pretension.
    • snobbish, conceited
  2. Amiable
    adj
    • having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable: an amiable disposition.
    • friendly; sociable: an amiable greeting; an amiable gathering.
  3. amicable
    • –adjective
    • characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement.
  4. pompous
    adj
    • exaggeratedly or ostentatiously dignified or self-important
    • arrogant, egotistic, boastful
  5. Imperious
    adj
    domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing, arrogant. an imperious person.

    urgent; imperative: imperious need.
  6. scrupulous
    adj
    extremely careful,characterized by careful observation of what is morally right
  7. Elude
    adj
    to avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery, etc.; evade: to elude capture.avoid; escape
  8. incongruous
    adj
    out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming, Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion
  9. Discordant
    adj
    • not in harmony; conflicting
    • being at variance; disagreeing; incongruous: discordant opinions.
    • at variance; disagreeing
  10. objective
    adj
    • existing independently of perception or an individual's conceptions: are there objective moral values?
    • undistorted by emotion or personal bias
  11. ostentatious
    –adjective

    characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.

    (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice: Lady Bountiful's ostentatious charity.
  12. audacious
    extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless: an audacious explorer.

    extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive: an audacious vision of the city's bright future.

    recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; brazen.

    lively; unrestrained; uninhibited: an audacious interpretation of her role.
  13. Valiant
    Valyunt
    boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted: a valiant soldier.

    marked by or showing bravery or valor; heroic: to make a valiant effort.

    worthy; excellent.
  14. Deficient
    — adj

    lacking some essential; incomplete; defective

    inadequate in quantity or supply; insufficient
  15. Exiguous

    ig zig you us
    • –adjective
    • scanty; meager; small; slender: exiguous income.
  16. GAUDY, GARISH, flamboyant, ostentatious
    adj
    gay, bright, or colourful in a crude or vulgar manner; garish
  17. Daunt
    verb
    • to overcome with fear; intimidate: to daunt one's adversaries.
    • to lessen the courage of; dishearten: Don't be daunted by the amount of work still to be done.
  18. Haughty
    disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious: haughty aristocrats; a haughty salesclerk.
  19. adversity
    • Noun
    • a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress: A friend will show his or her true colors in times of adversity.
  20. Vindictive
    • Adj
    • disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful: a vindictive person.
  21. Scrutiny N
    Scrutinize Verb
    • a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
    • surveillance; close and continuous watching or guarding.
    • a close and searching look.
  22. affable
    adj
    pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite: an affable and courteous gentleman.
  23. ambiguous
    adj
    • open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer.
    • difficult to understand or classify; obscure
  24. apprise
    v
    • give notice, inform
    • to be apprised of the death of an old friend.
  25. belligerent
    adj
    • marked by readiness to fight or argue; aggressive: a belligerent tone
    • warlike; given to waging war.
  26. blatant
    adj
    • brazenly obvious; flagrant: a blatant error in simple addition; a blatant lie.
    • offensively noisy or loud; clamorous: blatant radios.
  27. transparent
    adj
    • easy to see through, understand, or recognize; obvious
    • easily seen through, recognized, or detected: transparent excuses.
  28. conflagration
    n
    kon-fluh-grey-shuh
    a destructive fire, usually an extensive one
  29. Contumacious
    adj
    kon-too-mey-shuhs
    stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient.
  30. Socialism
    An economic system in which the production and distribution of goods are controlled substantially by the government rather than by private enterprise, and in which cooperation rather than competition guides economic activity.
  31. capitalism
    an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.
  32. Communism
    left wing
    • advocacy of a classless society in which private ownership has been abolished and the means of production and subsistence belong to the community
    • a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.
  33. Totalitarianism
    Domination by a government of all political, social, and economic activities in a nation.
  34. fascism
    hitler
    a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.
  35. discreet
    adj
    private, careful to avoid social embarrassment or distress
  36. conspicuous
    adj
    obvious, easily seen
  37. Berate
    verb
    criticize hatefully, to scold
  38. censure
    n
    severe criticism
  39. coerce
    v
    to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition
  40. Cognizant
    adj
    aware, having knowledge of
  41. Copious
    adj
    large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful:
  42. corroboration
    n
    confirm or support
  43. Disheveled
    adj
    unkempt, untidy, out of place, messy
  44. dogmatic
    adj
    dictatorial, opinionated
  45. equivocal
    adj
    doubtful, uncertain
  46. equivocate
    v
    • to use vague or ambiguous language, esp in order to avoid speaking directly or honestly; hedge
    • avoid an issue
  47. exacerbate
    v
    to make more intense , aggravate, make worse
  48. exculpate
    v
    free from blame, exonerate, forgive
  49. onerous
    adj
    difficult; requiring hard labor
  50. ambivalent
    adj
    conflicting, uncertainty or fluctuation
  51. omnipotent
    adj
    all powerful, godlike
  52. Portend + Forebode
    v
    to give warning of; predict or foreshadow
  53. ominous
    adj
    portending(foreshadowing) evil or harm
  54. Exorbitant
    adj
    in excess of what is reasonable; excessive;
  55. exuberant
    adj
    full of vitality, energetic, enthusiastic
  56. fractious
    adj
    unruly, stubborn, difficult
  57. frugal
    adj
    economical, not wasteful, sparing
  58. gamut
    n
    entire range of; scale
  59. gregorious
    adj
    enjoying the company of other, sociable
  60. heinous
    adj
    evil; atrocious
  61. heed
    n, or verb
    close and careful attention; notice. Take heed, he didn't heed the warning (v)
  62. elicit
    v
    to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke, to draw out
  63. illicit
    adj
    Illegal, forbidden
  64. Placate
    v
    to appease or pacify
  65. altruistic
    adj
    unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others
  66. viscous
    adj
    thick and sticky
  67. Incessant
    adj
    continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending
  68. incite
    v
    to stir up or provoke to action, to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action
  69. indigent, indigence
    n
    seriously impoverished condition; poverty.
  70. indulgence, indulge
    v
    to yield to an inclination or desire, gratify
  71. inept
    adj
    clumsy, unskilled; incompetent
  72. ingenuous
    adj
    1. frank, straightforward, open. free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere, honest,trustful
  73. innocuous
    adj
    not harmful or injurious; harmless
  74. insipid
    adj
    dull, uninteresting, boring
  75. intrepid
    adj
    fearless; daring; bold
  76. irascible
    adj
    easily angered; irritable
  77. languid
    adj
    without energy or spirit, dull, listless
  78. lascivious
    adj
    lustful; lecherous, sexually aroused
  79. loquacious
    adj
    babbling, talkative
  80. malaise
    n
    a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease, depression, sickness
  81. malcontent
    adj
    not satisfied or content with currently prevailing conditions or circumstances.
  82. misnomer
    n
    an incorrect or unsuitable name or term for a person or thing
  83. mollify
    v
    to pacify; soothe, appease
  84. mundane
    adj
    everyday, ordinary, as compared with heavenly or earthly matters.
  85. myriad
    adj
    a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things. Innumerable

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