Word 4

saket's version from 2017-06-16 20:42




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Vapidoffering nothing that is stimulating or challenging; bland.
parvenua person of humble origin who has gained wealth, influence, or celebrity
eruditehaving or showing great knowledge or learning.
insouciantshowing a casual lack of concern.
precocious(of a child) having developed certain abilities or inclinations at an earlier age than is usual or expected.(from prae ‘before’ + coquere ‘to cook’)
epicurea person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink.
pusillanimousshowing a lack of courage or determination; timid.(pusillus ‘very small’ + animus ‘mind’)
suave(especially of a man) charming, confident, and elegant.
virtuosoa person highly skilled in music or another artistic pursuit.
quixoticextremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
sacrosanct(especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.
sanctimoniousmaking a show of being morally superior to other people.
sordidinvolving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
spuriousnot being what it purports to be; false or fake.
succinct(especially of something written or spoken) briefly and clearly expressed.
superciliousbehaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
transientlasting only for a short time; impermanent.
tautologicalRepetition of same sense in different words
tiradea long, angry speech of criticism or accusation.
vehementshowing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense.
venalshowing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery; corrupt.
vicissitudea change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
vilifyspeak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner.
virulentextremely severe or harmful in its effects.
vitiatespoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
decorousin keeping with good taste and propriety; polite and restrained.
decadentcharacterized by or reflecting a state of moral or cultural decline.
countenancea person's face or facial expression.
conciliatoryintended or likely to placate or pacify.
chagrinannoyance or distress at having failed or been humiliated.
capricea sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behaviour.
beleaguerlay siege to OR put in a very difficult situation.
austeresevere or strict in manner or attitude.
genialfriendly and cheerful.
ascendancyoccupation of a position of dominant power or influence.
approbation approval or praise.
alacritybrisk and cheerful readiness.
acquiesceaccept something reluctantly but without protest.
abate(of something unpleasant or severe) become less intense or widespread.