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affectation

affectation

/ˌæfɛkˈteɪʃən/
noun
a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

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amalgam

amalgam

/əˈmæɫɡəm/
noun
a combination or blend of diverse things

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din

din

/ˈdɪn/
noun
a loud harsh or strident noise

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guile

guile

/ˈɡaɪɫ/
noun
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

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levity

levity

/ˈɫɛvɪti/
noun
feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness

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to clamor

to clamor

/ˈkɫæmɝ/
verb
make loud demands

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to mollify

to mollify

/ˈmɑɫəˌfaɪ/
verb
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

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aberrant

aberrant

/æˈbɛɹənt/
adjective
markedly different from an accepted norm

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amuck

amuck

/əˈmək/
adverb
wildly; without self-control

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antic

antic

/ˈæntɪk/
adjective
ludicrously odd

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becoming

becoming

/bɪˈkəmɪŋ/
adjective
(of clothes, etc.) suitable and appealing in a way that complements one's appearance

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bereft

bereft

/bɝˈɛft/
adjective
sorrowful through loss or deprivation

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bleak

bleak

/ˈbɫik/
adjective
offering little or no hope

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callow

callow

/ˈkæɫoʊ/
adjective
young and inexperienced

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choleric

choleric

/ˈkɑɫɝɪk/
adjective
characterized by anger

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covert

covert

/ˈkoʊvɝt/
adjective
secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

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cynical

cynical

/ˈsɪnɪkəɫ/
adjective
thinking that people are dishonest and everything they do is for their own good, not others'

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erratic

erratic

/ɪˈɹætɪk/
adjective
having no fixed course

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facile

facile

/ˈfæsəɫ/
adjective
superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject

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inherent

inherent

/ɪnˈhɛɹənt/, /ɪnˈhɪɹənt/
adjective
permanent, basic, or inseparable part of someone or something

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intrinsic

intrinsic

/ˌɪnˈtɹɪnsɪk/
adjective
belonging to a thing by its very nature

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keen

keen

/ˈkin/
adjective
(of senses) sharp and highly-developed

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novel

novel

/ˈnɑvəɫ/
adjective
describing something that is new or did not exist until now
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Yet the English-language novels of Joseph Conrad indicate that it is not impossible.

Also, the experiences that shaped Conrad's earliest novels were lived in English.

It's a novel.

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obsolete

obsolete

/ˈɑbsəˌɫit/, /ˌɑbsəˈɫit/
adjective
out of date or no longer in use

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optimal

optimal

/ˈɑptəməɫ/
adjective
most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
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Even with this optimal design, a guitar made entirely of wood is not very loud.

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placid

placid

/ˈpɫæsəd/, /ˈpɫæsɪd/
adjective
not easily irritated

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pragmatic

pragmatic

/pɹæɡˈmætɪk/
adjective
guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory

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retiring

retiring

/ɹiˈtaɪɝɪŋ/, /ɹiˈtaɪɹɪŋ/, /ɹɪˈtaɪɹɪŋ/
adjective
reluctant to draw attention to yourself

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sportive

sportive

/spˈoːɹɾɪv/
adjective
given to merry frolicking

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timely

timely

/ˈtaɪmɫi/
adjective
done or happening at the appropriate or proper time

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unprecedented

unprecedented

/ənˈpɹɛsɪˌdɛntɪd/
adjective
never having existed or happened before

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vintage

vintage

/ˈvɪntɪdʒ/
adjective
*** typical of a period in the past and of high quality; the best work of the particular person
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"There is a fire engine, a vintage car, a horse and carriage and a small tram.

She also really loves vintage fashion.

And she also does stuff about like vintage fashion and beauty.

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volatile

volatile

/ˈvɑɫətəɫ/
adjective
liable to lead to sudden change or violence

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whimsical

whimsical

/ˈhwɪmzɪkəɫ/, /ˈwɪmzɪkəɫ/
adjective
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

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