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imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
impecunious - without money
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday