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TermDefinition
chronological (of record of events) following the order in which they occurred
stimulus a thing that arouses energy/activity in someone/thing
implacable unable to be appeased; placated; calmed or stopped
placable easily calmed; gentle and forgiving.
high-brow intellectual; rarefied; scholarly in taste
assuage make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense`
rarefied distant from the lives and concerns of other people; esoteric
esoteric likely to be understood by a small number of people with specialised interest/knowledge
precarious not securely in position / dependent on chance / dangerously likely to fall
neurotic affected with neurosis / overly anxious / mentally disturbed
oust drive out or expel somobe from a position or placec
strident (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating / presenting a point of view, especially a controversial one, in an excessively forceful way.
lucrative producing a great deal of profit
debonair (of a man) confident, stylish, charming
abstruse difficult to understand, obscure
obscure not discovered or known about, uncertain
arcane understood by very few; mysterious or secret
covert not openly acknowledged or displayed
espionage the practice of spying or using spies
clandestine kept secret or done secretively, especially because of breaking the law
insolent showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect
genteel overly polite in a good way
melancholy a feeling of deep sadness, often with no obvious cause
servile having or showing an excessive willingness to please others
dexterous showing or having skill, especially with the hands
adverse preventing success or development, harmful, unfavourable
averse have a strong dislike or opposition to something
ghoul an evil spirit or fantom, especially supposed to rob graves and feed on the dead
furtively a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively
pilfer steal, things of little value
sultry (weather) hot and humid / (woman) acting in a sexual manner
mediocre of average quality; not very good
marauding going about in search of things to attack or steal
impugn dispute the truth; challenge; question honesty of statement or motive
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