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  1. acerbic
    having a sour or bitter taste or character; sharp; biting
  2. aggrandize
    to increase in intensity, power, influence or prestige
  3. alchemy
    a medieval science aimed as the transmutation of metals
  4. amenable
    agreeable; responsive to suggestion
  5. anachronism
    something or someone out of place in terms of historical or chronological context
  6. astringent
    having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe
  7. contiguous
    sharing a border; touching; adjacent
  8. convention
    a generally agreed-upon practice or attitude
  9. credulous
    tending to believe too readily; gullible
  10. cynicism
    an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
  11. decorum
    polite or appropriate conduct or behavior
  12. derision
    scorn, ridicule, contemptous treatment
  13. desiccate
    to dry out or dehydrate
  14. dilettante
    one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
  15. disparage
    to slight or belittle
  16. divulge
    to disclose something secret
  17. fawn
    to flatter or praise excessively
  18. flout
    to show contempt for, as in a rule or convention
  19. garrulous
    pointlessly talkative, talking too much
  20. glib
    marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth
  21. hubris
    overbearing presumption or pride; arrogance
  22. imminent
    about to happen; impending
  23. immutable
    not capable of change
  24. impetuous
    hastily or rashly energetic; impusive and vehement
  25. indifferent
    having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice
  26. inimical
    damaging; harmful; injurious
  27. intractable
    not easily managed or directed; stubborn; obstinate
  28. intrepid
    steadfast and courageous
  29. laconic
    using few words; terse
  30. maverick
    an independent individual who does not go along with a group or party
  31. mercurial
    characterized by rapid and unpredictable change in mood
  32. mollify
    to calm or soothe
  33. neophyte
    a recent convert; a beginner
  34. obfuscate
    to deliberately obscure; to make confusing
  35. obstinate
    stubborn; hardheaded; uncompromising
  36. ostentatious
    characterized by or given to pretentious display; showy
  37. pervade
    to permeate throughout
  38. phlegmatic
    calm; sluggish; unemotional
  39. plethora
    an overabundance; a surplus
  40. pragmatic
    practical rather than idealistic
  41. presumptuous
    overstepping due bounds; taking liberties
  42. pristine
    pure; uncorrupted; clean
  43. probity
    adherence to highest principles; complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness
  44. proclivity
    a natural predisposition or inclination
  45. profligate
    excessively wasteful; recklessly extravagant
  46. propensity
    a natural inclination or tendency, penchant
  47. prosaic
    dull; lacking in spirit or imagination
  48. pungent
    characterized by a strong, sharp smell or taste
  49. quixotic
    foolishly impractical; marked by lofty romantic ideals
  50. quotidian
    occurring or recurring daily; commonplace
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