The American

The American Glossary

Obtrusive

The insertion of someone or something into a situation or conversation in a forceful or inappropriate way

Jocosity

Tendency towards being playful or humorous

Salubrity

Quality of promoting healthfulness

Avidity

Eagerness or enthusiam

Capricious

Fickle or inconsistent; likely to change according to whim or impulse

Primordial

Ancient and deeply rooted; instinctual

Invidious

Causing or meaning to cause animosity and ill will

Portentous

Significant or indicative of future events

Lucidity

Rational and clear-sighted

Ineffectual

Unsuccessful or futile

Decoction

Mixture or combination of ingredients

Pertinacity

Stubborn, tenacious, or persistent

Urbanity

Quality of being polished, sophisticated, and elegant

Audacity

Boldness or daring

Recondite

Dealing with profound, obscure, or difficult topics

Epicure

A person with cultivated and refined taste, especially in food and drink

Veracity

Truthfulness or honesty

Volubility

Glib and talkative

Verities

True or aligned with reality

Garrulity

The quality of being talkative