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rustic
characteristic of rural life; awkwardly simple and provincial
fortuitous
occurring by happy chance; having no cause or apparent cause
incisive
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
didactic
instructive (especially excessively)
inexorable
impossible to stop or prevent
obscure
verb: make unclear ; adjective: known by only a few
culminate
reach the highest or most decisive point
glut
noun: an excessive supply ; verb: supply with an excess of
culpability
a state of guilt
apathetic
marked by a lack of interest
cryptic
mysterious or vague, usually intentionally
perfidy
an act of deliberate betrayal; a breach of a trust
dogmatic
highly opinionated, not accepting that your belief may not be correct
lambast
criticize severely or angrily
recondite
difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
platitude
a trite or obvious remark
reticent
disinclined to talk, not revealing one's thoughts
frivolous
not serious in content or attitude or behavior
impudent
improperly forward or bold
germane
relevant and appropriate
audacious
willing to be bold in social situations or to take risks
exacerbate
make worse
aesthetic
adjective: concerned with the appreciation of beauty ; noun: a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement.
diffident
showing modest reserve; lacking self-confidence
vociferous
conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
entrenched
fixed firmly or securely
deferential
showing respect
decorous
characterized by good taste in manners and conduct
predilection
a strong liking
volubility
the quality of talking or writing easily and continuously
prescience
the power to foresee the future
preclude
keep from happening or arising; make impossible
engender
give rise to
superfluous
1-serving no useful purpose; 2- more than is needed, desired, or required
mawkish
overly sentimental to the point that it is disgusting
banal
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
querulous
habitually complaining
mitigate
1- make less severe or harsh ; 2- lessen the severity of an offense
conspicuous
without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
gossamer
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
dictatorial
expecting unquestioning obedience; characteristic of an absolute ruler
gainsay
deny or contradict; speak against or oppose
torpor
inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
concede
1- acknowledge defeat ; 2- admit (to a wrongdoing) ; 3- give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
chortle
to chuckle, laugh merrily, often in a breathy, muffled way
gall
1- the trait of being rude and impertinent ; 2- feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
eschew
avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
aesthete
one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature
bucolic
relating to the pleasant aspects of the country
meticulous
marked by extreme care in treatment of details