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subservient
Willing to do what other people want, or considering your wishes as less important than those of other people.
terse
Using few words, sometimes in a way that seems rude or unfriendly.
timorous
Nervous and without much confidence.
tor
a hill that has rocks on top of it
unfeeling
Not feeling sympathy for other people's suffering.
usufruct
the right to enjoy the use and advantages of another's property short of the destruction or waste of its substance.
vehement
Expressing strong feelings, or shown by strong feelings or great energy or force.
veneer
A thin layer of decorative wood or plastic used to cover a cheaper material.; A deceptive, superficial show; a façade
vicarious
Experienced as a result of watching, listening to, or reading about the activities of other people, rather than by doing the activities yourself.
voracious
Very eager for something, especially a lot of food.
whimsical
Unusual and strange in a way that might be funny or annoying.; made or done for fun, not seriously
winsome
Attractive and pleasing, with simple qualities, sometimes like those a child has.
zeitgeist
the ideas, beliefs, and interests that are typical of most people during a particular time in history and are expressed in the culture of that time
ab initio
from the beginning
construct
an idea or theory containing various conceptual elements, typically one considered to be subjective and not based on empirical evidence.
consortium
An organization of several businesses or banks joining together as a group for a shared purpose.
verbatim
Using exactly the same words as were originally used.
obfuscate
To make something less clear and harder to understand, especially intentionally.
workload
The amount of work to be done, especially by a particular person or machine in a period of time.
adumbrate
To give only the main facts and not the details about something, especially something that will happen in the future.
atrabilious
Inclined to melancholy.
bewilder
to make someone feel confused
chary
Uncertain and frightened to take risks, or unwilling to take action.
clout
To hit someone or something with the hand or with a heavy object.; the authority to make decisions, or the power to influence events
comport
To behave in a particular way.
deciduous
____ trees lose all their leaves each autumn. Trees that keep their leaves all year round are called evergreen.
defenestration
An act of throwing someone or something out of a window.
deference
behaviour that shows you respect someone and are willing to accept their opinion or decision
etiolate
To cause (a plant) to develop without chlorophyll by preventing exposure to sunlight.; To make weak by stunting the growth or development of.
furtive
(of people) behaving secretly and often dishonestly, or (of actions) done secretly and often dishonestly.
garrulous
Having the habit of talking a lot, especially about things that are not important.
laconic
Using very few words to express what you mean.
malapropism
The wrong use of one word instead of another word because they sound similar to each other, with results that are unintentionally funny.
mien
A person's appearance, especially the typical expression on their face.
moot
To suggest something for discussion.
nabob
A rich or powerful person.
nascent
Only recently formed or started, but likely to grow larger quickly.
nimbus
Dark grey cloud that often produces rain or snow.; an atmosphere that surrounds a person or thing
nub
The most important or basic part of something.; A protuberance or knob.
obviate
To remove a difficulty, especially so that action to deal with it becomes unnecessary.
panegyric
A speech or piece of writing that praises someone very much and does not mention anything bad about them.
prevaricate
To avoid telling the truth or saying exactly what you think.
profligate
Spending money in a way that wastes it and is not wise.
puissance
Power; might.
surmise
To guess something, without having much or any proof.
trite
Expressed too often to be interesting or seem sincere.
truculent
Unpleasant and likely to argue a lot.
vacuous
Not expressing or showing intelligent thought or purpose.
vestige
A small part or amount of something larger, stronger, or more important that still exists from something that existed in the past.
éclat
very great success that everyone knows about
acrimonious
Full of anger, arguments, and bad feeling.
apostasy
The act of giving up your religious or political beliefs and leaving a religion or a political party.
austere
Very simple and without comfort or unnecessary things, especially because of severe limits on money or goods.
bacchanalian
(especially of a party) involving a lot of drinking of alcohol, uncontrolled behaviour, and possibly sexual activity.
behemoth
Something that is extremely large and often extremely powerful.
callous
Unkind, cruel, and without sympathy or feeling for other people.
compendium
A short but complete account of a particular subject, especially in the form of a book.
miscellaneous
Consisting of a mixture of various things that are not usually connected with each other.
defalcate
To misuse funds; embezzle.
dilettante
A person who is or seems to be interested in a subject, but whose understanding of it is not very deep or serious.
embellish
To make something more beautiful or interesting by adding something to it.
esoteric
Very unusual and understood or liked by only a small number of people, especially those with special knowledge.
exacting
Demanding a lot of effort, care, or attention.
fleeting
Short or quick.
fodder
Food that is given to cows, horses, and other farm animals.
grandiose
Larger and containing more detail than necessary, or intended to seem important or great.
half-hearted
Showing no enthusiasm and interest.
indecent
Morally offensive, especially in a sexual way.
inveterate
Someone who does something very often and cannot stop doing it.
judicious
Having or showing reason and good judgment in making decisions.
magnanimous
Very kind and generous towards an enemy or someone you have defeated.
offal
The organs inside an animal, such as the brain, the heart, and the liver, eaten as food.; Refuse; rubbish.
pariah
A person who is not accepted by a social group, especially because he or she is not liked, respected, or trusted.
pastiche
A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists, often with satirical intent.
patina
A thin surface layer that develops on something because of use, age, or chemical action.
peevish
easily annoyed, especially by things that are not important
percipient
Having the power of perceiving, especially perceiving keenly and readily.
perquisite
a perk (=an extra benefit) that you get from your job
provenance
The place of origin of something.
prurient
Too interested in the details of another person's sexual behaviour.; involving sex in an unpleasant way
quixotic
Having or showing ideas that are different and unusual but not practical or likely to succeed.
servile
Too eager to serve and please someone else in a way that shows you do not have much respect for yourself.
slovenly
Untidy and dirty.
somnolent
Almost sleeping, or causing sleep.
stingy
Unwilling to spend money.
urbane
(especially of a man) confident, comfortable, and polite in social situations.
vitiate
To destroy or damage something.
adventitious
Not expected or planned.
glorify
to make someone or something seem more impressive than they really are
grovel
To behave with too much respect towards someone to show that you are very eager to please them.
incite
To encourage someone to do or feel something unpleasant or violent.
malaise
A general feeling of being ill or having no energy, or an uncomfortable feeling that something is wrong, especially with society, and that you cannot change the situation.
meddlesome
Often getting involved in situations where you are not wanted, especially by criticizing in a damaging or annoying way.
munificent
Very generous with money.
parvenu
Someone from a low social position who has suddenly become rich or successful.
piquant
Interesting and exciting, especially because of being mysterious.
termagant
A woman who argues noisily to get or achieve what she wants.
unutterable
Too bad to be expressed in words; extreme.
vitriolic
____ language or behaviour is cruel and full of hate
odyssey
a long journey during which many things happen