stolidadjective – (of a person) calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation. “a stolid bourgeois gent”

reproach – verb -address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment. “You know that isn’t true,” he reproached her”

congeal – verb – solidify or coagulate, especially by cooling. “the blood had congealed into blobs”

obstreperous – adjective – noisy and difficult to control.
“the boy is cocky and obstreperous”

transmute – verb – change in form, nature, or substance. “the raw material of his experience was transmuted into stories”

leitmotif – noun – a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation

staid – adjective – sedate, respectable, and unadventurous. “staid law firms”

comportment – noun – behavior; bearing. “he displayed the comportment expected of the rightful king.”

paragon – noun – a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality. “it would have taken a paragon of virtue not to feel viciously jealous”

parsimonious – adjective – unwilling to spend money or use resources; stingy or frugal.

garrulous – adjective – excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters. “Polonius is portrayed as a foolish, garrulous old man”

sobriquet – noun – a person’s nickname. “she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet “Duchesse””

taciturn – adj. – Habitually untalkative. Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression:

redolent –
adjective – strongly reminiscent or suggestive of. “names redolent of history and tradition”

bloviate – verb – talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way

ebullient – adjective –  cheerful and full of energy. “she sounded ebullient and happy”

supercilious – adjective – behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others. “a supercilious lady’s maid”
cosmopolite – n – a sophisticated, widely traveled person : a cosmopolitan person “… he is a polished gentleman, a citizen of the world—yes, a true cosmopolite…”
intimation – noun – an indication or hint. “the first intimations of trouble”
verisimilitude – noun – the appearance of being true or real. “the detail gives the novel some verisimilitude”
allay – verb – diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry). “the report attempted to educate the public and allay fears”

auspicious – adj – conducive to success; favorable. “His brilliant acceptance speech was an auspicious start to his political career.”
mollify – verb – appease the anger or anxiety of (someone). “nature reserves were set up around the power stations to mollify local conservationists”
meritorious – adjective – deserving reward or praise.  Example: “a medal for meritorious conduct
dithyrambic – adjective – of, relating to, or of the nature of a dithyramb, or an impassioned oration. Wildly irregular in form. Wildly enthusiastic.
inveterateadjective –  having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change. “An inveterate gambler.”
heterogeneitynoun – the quality or state of being diverse in character or content. “the genetic heterogeneity of human populations.”
ingenious – adjective (of a person) clever, original, and inventive
aberrationnoun – a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome. “they described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration”
ingenuousadjective –  (of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting. “he eyed her with wide, ingenuous eyes”
supercilious – adjective – behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others.
modus operandi – noun – a particular way or method of doing something, especially one that is characteristic or well-established. “the volunteers were instructed to buy specific systems using our usual modus operandi—anonymously and with cash”

– verb – represent (something, especially something undesirable) as being done, caused, or possessed by someone; attribute. “the crimes imputed to Richard”

– verb –  extract money from (someone) by fine or taxation. “no government dared propose to mulct the taxpayer for such a purpose” deprive someone of (money or possessions) by fraudulent means. “he mulcted Shelly of $75,000”

– verb – atone for (guilt or sin). “their sins must be expiated by sacrifice”

verb – harass (someone) persistently for or to do something. “reporters importuned him with pointed questions”

verb – express disapproval of. “what I deprecate is persistent indulgence”

– adjective –  showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper. “a blithe disregard for the rules of the road”

– verb – bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen). “Ferguson will rue the day he turned down that offer” 

– verb – speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner. “he has been vilified in the press” 

– verb – win or regain the favor of (a god, spirit, or person) by doing something that pleases them. “the pagans thought it was important to propitiate the gods with sacrifices”

ably –
 adverb – in an able manner, with great ability

anima –
 noun – an individual’s true inner self that in the analytic psychology of C. G. Jung reflects archetypal ideals of conduct 
also an inner feminine part of the male personality.

–  adjective – lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible. “a feckless mama’s boy”

– adjective – (of words or the person speaking them) fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow. “she was careful not to let the answer sound too glib”

– adjective – (especially of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent. “a diaphanous dress of pale gold”

– adjective – having little or no money. “a titled but impecunious family”

– adjective – having a lot of space inside; roomy. “she rummaged in her capacious handbag”

– verb – reprimand (someone) severely. “he was castigated for not setting a good example”

– adjective – demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight. “a group of bellicose patriots”

– verb – irritate or annoy (someone). “I was nettled by Alene’s tone of superiority”

adjective – bad-tempered and unfriendly. “he left with a surly expression”

– adjective – intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest. “esoteric philosophical debates”

– adjective – apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity.  “meretricious souvenirs for the tourist trade”

verb – use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself. ““Not that we are aware of,” she equivocated.”

– noun – a sign of what will happen in the future; an omen. “they heard the sound as an augury of death”

–  verb – place or deal with close together for contrasting effect.

verb – speak or act in an evasive way. “he seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions”

– adjective – friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to. “an affable and agreeable companion”

– noun – a newly coined word or expression.

–  noun – a device such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations that assists in remembering something. “the usual mnemonic for star types is O Be A Fine Girl Kiss Me”

adjective – having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. “some loved her, some hated her, few were ambivalent about her”

obfuscate – verb – render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible. “the spelling changes will deform some familiar words and obfuscate their etymological origins”

– adjective –  health-giving; healthy. “salubrious weather” pleasant, agreeable, high-class.

perspicaciousadjective – having a ready insight into and understanding of things. “it offers quite a few facts to the perspicacious reporter”

hendiadys – noun – the expression of a single idea by two words connected with “and,” e.g., nice and warm, when one could be used to modify the other, as in nicely warm.

auspicious – adjective – conducive to success; favorable. “it was not the most auspicious moment to hold an election”

mirth –  noun – amusement, especially as expressed in laughter. “his six-foot frame shook with mirth”

– noun – a lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite. A mournful song, piece of music, or poem. “singers chanted dirges”

– noun – excessive speed or urgency of movement or action; hurry. “working with feverish haste”

– adjective – easily irritated, especially by unimportant things. “all this makes Steve fretful and peevish”

adjective -not culminating or not capable of culminating in success INEFFECTIVE

– adjective – directed or moving backward. “a retrograde flow”

– adjective – cheerful and lighthearted. “a jocund wedding party”

–  verb – damage the purity or integrity of; defile. “they were outraged that anyone should sully their good name”

–  adjective – grimly mocking or cynical. “Starkey attempted a sardonic smile”

– adjective – able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection. “such a simplistic approach is no longer tenable”
nimbus – noun 1. a luminous cloud or a halo surrounding a supernatural being or a saint. 2. a large gray rain cloud. “nimbus clouds”

– adjective 1. spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant. “prodigal habits die hard”

– noun – 1. a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought. “the legal precept of being innocent until proven guilty” 

– noun – a feeling or state of extreme happiness. “she beams with exaltation”

–  adjective – having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way. “the pernicious influences of the mass media”

noun – the state or condition of being a gentleman.

verb – express strong disapproval or disagreement. “I expostulated with him in vain”

– noun – a dishonest or unprincipled man. “you are a rogue and an embezzler”

noun – harmony or agreement among components.

– noun – a point of high land that juts out into a large body of water; a headland. “a rocky promontory”

– noun – a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality. “it would have taken a paragon of virtue not to feel viciously jealous”

– noun – the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. “he was the quintessence of political professionalism”

noun – a feeling that makes one self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way. “the children, at first shy, soon lost their inhibitions”

adjective –habitual; usual. “the place had sunk back into its wonted quiet”

– noun – behavior, speech, or writing that is artificial and designed to impress. “the affectation of a man who measures every word for effect”

– noun – conformity to facts; accuracy. “officials expressed doubts concerning the veracity of the story”

– noun insolent or insulting language or treatment. “the Church should not be exposed to gossip and contumely”

–  adjective – showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect. “she hated the insolent tone of his voice”

– verb – completely destroy (a building, town, or other site). “villages were razed to the ground”

– noun – a person’s face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features. “an elegant, angular visage”

– adjective – inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight; marvelous. “this wondrous city”

– NOUN 1. the act of defining. “The hour of definement for a perky England side has cometh.” 2. another word for definition “his definement suffers no perdition in you”
vagary – noun plural noun: vagaries – an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone’s behavior. “the vagaries of the weather”

: adjective: serving to join; connective. “the conjunctive tissue”

a. 1. Splenetic. Even and smooth as seemed the temperament of the nonchalant, languid Virginian – not splenitive or rash.

– adjective of, in, or appropriate to spring. “the vernal freshness of the land”

noun – inability to interpret sensations and hence to recognize things, typically as a result of brain damage. “visual agnosia”

noun – an unprincipled person (often used humorously or affectionately). “he had to present himself as more of a lovable reprobate than a spirit of corruption”

deleteriousadjective – causing harm or damage. “divorce is assumed to have deleterious effects on children”

rusenoun – an action intended to deceive someone; a trick. “Eleanor tried to think of a ruse to get Paul out of the house”

ineluctableadjective – unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable. “the ineluctable facts of history”

enshroudverb – past tense: enshrouded; past participle: enshrouded envelop completely and hide from view. “heavy gray clouds enshrouded the city”

undulateverb – move or go with a smooth up-and-down motion. “the surface of the liquid undulated gently”

Relegateverb – consign or dismiss to an inferior rank or position. “they aim to prevent women from being relegated to a secondary role”

propitiateverb – win or regain the favor of (a god, spirit, or person) by doing something that pleases them. “the pagans thought it was important to propitiate the gods with sacrifices”

obsequious – adjective –  obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
“they were served by obsequious waiters”

limpidadjective (of a liquid) free of anything that darkens; completely clear. “the limpid waters of the Caribbean”

incredulous – adjective – (of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something. “an incredulous gasp”