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lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
tactful - careful no to cause offence; OP. tactless