1. adumbrate - To outline; give a faint indication of. To foreshadow.
2. apotheosis - The elevation or exaltation of a person to rank; to divine status.
3. ascetic - Practices self-denial or self-mortification.
4. bauble - A trinket.
5. beguile - To charm or divert.
6. burgeon - To grow or develop quickly.
7. complement - Something that completes or makes perfect.
8. contumacious - stubbornly perverse or rebellion.
9. curmudgeon - A bad tempered difficult person.
10. didactic - Teaching; intended to teach. Intended for instruction; instructive.
11. disingenuous - Falsely or hypercritical.
12. exculpate - to clear from a charge of guilt or fault.
13. faux pas - An embarrassing social blunder or indiscretion.
14. fulminate - To issue denunciation or the like.
15. fustian - Inflated language in writing or speaking.
16. hauteur - Haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.
17. inhibit - To restrain, prohibit, or forbid.
18. jeremiad - A prolonged lamentation or complaint.
19. opportunist - One who practices opportunism or likes to take many opportunities.
20. unconscionable - Not guided by conscience; unscrupulous.