frank
marked by free and sincere expression
fray
fight or scuffle
gastronomy
the art of good eating
gambit
to take a risk for some advantage
languid
lacking energy; weak; showing little interest in anything
apex
the highest point; peak
opaque
impervious to light; dull; hard to understand
abate
to reduce
doff
to take off; to remove; to put aside
gullible
easily cheated or fooled
bolster
to support, as in a group; to give a boost
lampoon
light, good-humored satire
boor
a rude person; someone that is unrefined
bootleg
to smuggle; to make, sell, or transport for sale illegally
crony
a close friend or companion
forthright
directly forward; without hesitation; a straight path
latent
laying hidden or undeveloped; potential
lithe
bending easily and gracefully
assinine
silly, stupid
abash
to make ashamed or uneasy, embarrassed
bovine
of, relating to, or resembling an animal such as an ox, cow, or buffalosolid, dull
circumvent
to surround; enclose; bypass
fiasco
a complete or humiliating failure
cavalier
casual; carefree and nonchalant; arrogant disregard
prattle
to babble; to talk meaninglessly
predatory
victimizing or destroying others for one’s own gain;
malaise
a vague feeling of bodily discomfort as in at the beginning of an illness
vent
a means of escape or release; an outlet; a small hole;
voracious
a insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; eager to consume great amount of food
choleric
hot-tempered; easy to anger
wince
to flinch; to shrink back or start aside, as from a blow or pain
wrath
extreme or violent rage
saga
a long story, often telling the history of a family
symmetry
exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line
corpulent
fat; obese
exodus
a mass departure
hierarchy
categorization of a group according to ability or status
demise
death; the end
appease
to soothe; to pacify orrelieve by giving into
exemplar
a model or original; an example, exemplary