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ambivalent

ambivalent

/æmˈbɪvəɫənt/
adjective
having contradictory views or feelings about something or someone

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anomalous

anomalous

/əˈnɑməɫəs/
adjective
deviating from the general or common order or type

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arch

arch

/ˈɑɹtʃ/
adjective
naughtily or annoyingly playful

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auspicious

auspicious

/ɑˈspɪʃəs/
adjective
indicating that something is very likely to succeed in the future

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churlish

churlish

/ˈtʃɝɫɪʃ/
adjective
rude and boorish

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crestfallen

crestfallen

/ˈkɹɛstˌfɔɫən/
adjective
sad and disappointed, particularly after experiencing a failure

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demonstrative

demonstrative

/dɪˈmɑnstɹətɪv/
adjective
given to or marked by the open expression of emotion

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discriminating

discriminating

/dɪsˈkɹɪməˌneɪtɪŋ/
adjective
showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

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effervescent

effervescent

/ˌɛfɝˈvɛsənt/
adjective
marked by high spirits or excitement

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elated

elated

/ɪˈɫeɪtəd/, /ɪˈɫeɪtɪd/
adjective
exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits

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factitious

factitious

/fækˈtɪʃəs/
adjective
not produced by natural forces

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flippant

flippant

/ˈfɫɪpənt/
adjective
showing inappropriate levity

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imperious

imperious

/ˌɪmˈpɪɹiəs/
adjective
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

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nonchalant

nonchalant

/ˌnɑnʃəˈɫɑnt/
adjective
marked by blithe unconcern

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obstinate

obstinate

/ˈɑbstənət/
adjective
stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

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perfidious

perfidious

/pɜːfˈɪdɪəs/
adjective
tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans

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presumptuous

presumptuous

/pɹɪˈzəmptʃəwəs/
adjective
a person who shows little respect for others by crossing the line

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pristine

pristine

/ˈpɹɪstin/
adjective
immaculately clean and unused

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quotidian

quotidian

/kwɑːtˈɪdiən/
adjective
found in the ordinary course of events

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reverent

reverent

/ˈɹɛvɝənt/
adjective
feeling or showing profound respect or veneration

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self-effacing

self-effacing

/sˈɛlfɪfˈeɪsɪŋ/
adjective
reluctant to draw attention to yourself

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sagacious

sagacious

/sæɡˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
acutely insightful and wise

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sporadic

sporadic

/spɝˈædɪk/
adjective
recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

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succeeding

succeeding

/səkˈsidɪŋ/
adjective
coming after or following

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trenchant

trenchant

/ˈtɹɛntʃənt/
adjective
characterized by or full of force and vigor

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ubiquitous

ubiquitous

/juˈbɪkwɪtəs/
adjective
being present everywhere at once

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verbose

verbose

/vˈɜːboʊz/
adjective
using or containing too many words

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aberration

aberration

/ˌæbɝˈeɪʃən/
noun
a state or condition markedly different from the norm

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hubris

hubris

/ˈhjubɹəs/
noun
overbearing pride or presumption

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inanity

inanity

/ɪnˈænɪɾi/
noun
total lack of meaning or ideas

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invective

invective

/ˌɪnˈvɛktɪv/
noun
abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

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maverick

maverick

/ˈmævɝɪk/, /ˈmævɹɪk/
noun
an unorthodox individual who thinks and acts independently

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paragon

paragon

/ˈpɛɹəˌɡɑn/
noun
model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

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probity

probity

/ˈpɹoʊbəti/
noun
complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles

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solicitude

solicitude

/səˈɫɪsɪˌtud/
noun
a feeling of excessive concern

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to betray

to betray

/bɪˈtɹeɪ/
verb
reveal unintentionally

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to importune

to importune

/ˌɪmpoːɹtˈuːn/
verb
beg persistently and urgently

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to placate

to placate

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

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prudent

prudent

/ˈpɹudənt/
adjective
careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

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