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insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated