2022 Vocabulary 1

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Avaricious

having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain

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Churlish

rude in a mean-spirited and surly (bad-tempered and unfriendly) way

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Flippant

carelessly disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness, especially toward something or someone that generally deserves respect

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Gracious

courteous, kind, and pleasant

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Indolent

wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy

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Misanthropic

disliking humankind and avoiding human society; suggests a deep-rooted distrust and dislike of human beings and their society

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Philanthropic

of, relating to, or characterized by the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people

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precocious

of a child : having or showing the qualities or abilities of an adult at an unusually early age

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Puerile

silly or childish especially in a way that shows a lack of seriousness or good judgment

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Unassuming

modest; humble; lacking in arrogance

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Callow

(especially of a young person) inexperienced and immature.

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Chaste

  1. not having any sexual nature or intention;

  2. without unnecessary ornamentation; simple or restrained.

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Crafty

clever at achieving one's aims by indirect or deceitful methods

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Debonair

(usually of men) confident, stylish, and charming

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Erudite

having or showing great knowledge or learning

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Garrulous

excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, especially about trivial matters.

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Irascible

easily provoked to anger; very irritable

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Merciful

characterized by, expressing, or showing compassion, kindness, and benevolence, especially toward an offender, an enemy, or other person under one's power

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Profane

characterized by irreverence or contempt for sacred principles or things; irreligious.

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Sullen

showing ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve

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Astute

having the ability to notice and understand things clearly; mentally sharp or clever

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Austere

as it pertains to people, this means having a serious and unfriendly quality, a stern or cold appearance or demeanor

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Beleaguered

suffering or being subjected to constant or repeated trouble

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Boorish

rude, insensitive, crude

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Congenial

pleasant and enjoyable; very friendly

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Cynical

believing that people are generally selfish and dishonest; lacking in trust of others

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Exultant

extremely happy or excited

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Improvident

not providing or saving for the future; not wise or sensible regarding money

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Indispensable

absolutely necessary; essential

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Nefarious

Evil or immoral; highly reprehensible in character, nature or conflict

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Affable

friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to

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Depraved

morally corrupt; perverted

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Devout

having or showing deep religious/spiritual feeling or commitment

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Fatuous

silly, ridiculous, foolish, especially in an unknowing, complacent manner (unintentional)

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Gauche

lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless

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Insolent

showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect

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Obsequious

obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree; very showy with attentiveness (because it benefits them in some way)

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Peevish

easily irritated, especially by unimportant things

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Privileged

having special rights, advantages, or immunities

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Quixotic

exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical

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Abstemious

not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking

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Bigoted

utterly intolerant of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own

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Eminent

high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished

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Guileless

sincere, honest, straightforward; innocent and without deception; one who abstains from guile (devious craftiness)

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Lecherous

given to or characterized by unrestrained/excessive indulgence of lust

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Oppressed

burdened with cruel/unjust restraints; subjected to burdensome/harsh authority or power

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Peverse

  1. willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired

  2. deviating from what is considered moral, proper, or good

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Petulant

prone to sudden, impatient irritation, especially over trivial things; irritable, impatient, or sullen in a peevish or capricious way

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Prudent

wise or judicious in practical affairs; subtle and cautious; careful in providing for the future

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Servile

  1. mindlessly submissive or obsequious; fawning

  2. characteristic of a slave; hopeless and miserable

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amicable

showing a polite and friendly desire to avoid disagreement and argument

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distinguished

known by many people because of some grand achievement or positive quality; of very high regard/respect

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fractious

causing trouble; hard to control; easily agitated

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histrionic

overly emotional or dramatic

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iniquitous

grossly and immorally unfair; unjust

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loquacious

talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative about trivial matters

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pedantic

corrective of small errors; giving too much attention to minor details; ostentatious in one's learning

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petty

focusing on things of little importance or seriousness; of a narrow minded disposition or character

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wily

full of clever tricks; crafty or cunning

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pompous

behaving in a serious and formal way because of the attitude that he/she is better, smarter, more important than others

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