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provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
vulpine - like a fox; crafty
tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne