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jubilant
extremely joyful, happy
knell
the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
lithe
graceful, flexible, supple
lurid
sensational
maverick
an independent, nonconformist person
maxim
a common saying expressing a principle of conduct
meticulous
adj. extremely careful with details
modicum
a small amount of something
morose
gloomy or sullen
myriad
adj. consisting of a very great number
nadir
the lowest point of something
nominal
trifling, insignificant
novice
a beginner, someone without training or experience
nuance
a slight variation in meaning, tone, expression
oblivious
lacking consciousness or awareness of something
obsequious
excessively compliant or submissive
obtuse
lacking quickness of sensibility or intellect
panacea
a remedy for all ills or difficulties
parody
a satirical imitation
penchant
a tendency, partiality, preference
perusal
a careful examination, review
plethora
an abundance, excess
predilection
a preference or inclination for something
quaint
charmingly old-fashioned
rash
adj. hasty, incautious
to refurbish
to restore, clean up
to repudiate
to reject, refuse to accept
rife
adj. abundant
salient
adj. significant, conspicuous
serendipity
luck, finding good things without looking for them
staid
sedate, serious, self-restrained
superfluous
exceeding what is necessary
sycophant
one who flatters for self-gain
taciturn
not inclined to talk
truculent
ready to fight, cruel
umbrage
resentment, offence
venerable
deserving of respect because of age or achievement
to vex
to confuse or annoy
vociferous
adj. loud, boisterous
wanton
undisciplined, lewd, lustful
zenith
the highest point, culminating point