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penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
outgoing - sociable; eager to mix socially with others
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
captious - faultfinding; too critical