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heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
obnoxious - offensive; disagreeable; Ex. obnoxious smell
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
coax - persuade by flattery
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power