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aboveboard

aboveboard

/əˈbəvˌbɔɹd/
adjective
without concealment or deception; honest

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anemic

anemic

/əˈnimɪk/
adjective
lacking vigor or energy

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asperity

asperity

/əˈspɛɹɪti/
noun
harshness of manner

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avarice

avarice

/ˈævɝəs/
noun
reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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bilious

bilious

/ˈbɪɫiəs/
adjective
*** angry; full of anger

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capricious

capricious

/kəˈpɹɪʃəs/
adjective
determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

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to cosset

to cosset

/ˈkɑsət/
verb
treat with excessive indulgence

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crafty

crafty

/ˈkɹæfti/
adjective
marked by skill in deception

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cupidity

cupidity

/kjuˈpɪdɪti/
noun
extreme greed for material wealth

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deference

deference

/ˈdɛfɝəns/, /ˈdɛfɹəns/
noun
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

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discerning

discerning

/dɪˈsɝnɪŋ/
adjective
having or revealing keen insight and good judgment

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ebullient

ebullient

/ˌɪˈbəɫjənt/
adjective
joyously unrestrained

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facetious

facetious

/fəˈsiʃəs/
adjective
cleverly amusing in tone

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fell

fell

/ˈfɛɫ/
adjective
(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

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gauche

gauche

/ˈɡoʊʃ/
adjective
lacking social polish

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idiosyncrasy

idiosyncrasy

/ˌɪdioʊˈsɪnkɹəˌsi/
noun
a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

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ingenuous

ingenuous

/ˌɪnˈdʒɛnjuəs/
adjective
showing simplicity or innocence and willing to trust others

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invidious

invidious

/ˌɪnˈvɪdiəs/
adjective
containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

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lascivious

lascivious

/ɫəˈsɪviəs/
adjective
driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires

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maudlin

maudlin

/ˈmɔdɫɪn/
adjective
effusively or insincerely emotional

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nettlesome

nettlesome

/ˈnɛtəɫsəm/
adjective
causing problem, difficulty, or annoyance

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officious

officious

/əfˈɪʃəs/
adjective
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

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panglossian

panglossian

adjective
*** marked by the view that all is for the best in this best of possible worlds : excessively optimistic

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percipient

percipient

/pɝˈsɪpiənt/, /pɝˈsɪpjənt/
adjective
characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving

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phlegmatic

phlegmatic

/fɫɛɡˈmætɪk/
adjective
showing little emotion

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pollyannaish

pollyannaish

/pˈɑːlɪˌæneɪˌɪʃ/
adjective
pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

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quixotic

quixotic

/kwɪkˈsɑtɪk/
adjective
not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

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reticent

reticent

/ˈɹɛtɪsənt/
adjective
temperamentally disinclined to talk

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sanguine

sanguine

/ˈsæŋɡwɪn/
adjective
confidently optimistic and cheerful

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saturnine

saturnine

/sˈæɾɚnˌaɪn/
adjective
bitter or scornful

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stoic

stoic

/ˈstoʊɪk/
adjective
seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

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sybarite

sybarite

/sˈɪbɑːɹˌaɪt/
noun
a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

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tempestuous

tempestuous

/ˌtɛmˈpɛstʃuəs/
adjective
characterized by violent emotions or behavior

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slapdash

slapdash

/ˈsɫæpˌdæʃ/
adjective
marked by great carelessness

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sedulous

sedulous

/sˈɛdʒuːləs/
adjective
marked by care and persistent effort

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loquacious

loquacious

/ɫoʊˈkweɪʃəs/
adjective
full of trivial conversation

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