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Easily tricked: gullible

Willing to believe; not suspicious or skeptical: credulous

Inexperienced, unsophisticated: naive

Frank; not given to concealment: ingenuous

Within the city: intraurban

Anger, hatred, hostility: animus

Sophistication, courtesy, polish: urbanity

Referring to the countryside: rural

Word with negative or derogatory connotation: pejorative

To spend time in the country: rusticate

Residential areas near big cities: suburbia

Residential areas far from big cities: exurbia

Unsophisticated, uncultured: rustic

Keenness of mind: perspicacity

To interrupt suddenly: punctuate

Piercing in taste, smell, wit etc: pungent

Clearness of style or language: perspicuity

A look forward: prospect

Act or process of looking inwards: introspection

Carefully looking around: circumspect

Looked forward to: prospective

Big-heartedness; quality of forgiving easily: magnanimity

Petty-mindedness: pusillanimity

All being of one mind: unanimity

Calmness, composure: equanimity

Anger, hostility, hatred, resentment: animosity

Ability either to do many different things well, or to function successfully in many areas: versatility

Bearing of pain without complaint: stoicism

Great courage, fearlessness: intrepidity

Fear and trembling: trepidation

A sparkling with wit or cleverness: scintillation

Mother ruler of a family, tribe or nation: matriarch

A literary work or an event that follows another: sequel

Poetic word for sorrow: dolour

Burial ceremonies: obsequies

Horseman: equestrian

Relating to money: pecuniary

Exaggeratedly sad: doleful

Parade of mounted riders: cavalcade

Unmindful of another's feelings: cavalier

Mounted soldiers: cavalry

Expression of sympathy: condolence

Gallantry to women: chivalry

Excessively polite and fawning: obsequious

Noisily troublesome: obstreperous

Courteous and attentive to women: chivalrous

Complaining, nagging: querulous

Haughtily disdainful: supercilious

Gaunt, corpselike: cadaverous

Highhanded: cavalier

Moral decay: decadence

Expression of sympathy: condolence

Courtesy to women: chivalry

Tending to drink a lot: bibulous

Relating to money: pecuniary

To give in; to stop resisting: capitulate

Working together for greater effect: synergy

To behead: decapitate

Harmless: innocuous

A feeling of well-being, both physical and emotional: euphoria

Feeling contradictory ways at the same time: ambivalent

Killing of masses of people: genocide

To spread slander about: malign

Economical in speech: laconic

Inheritance from one’s father: patrimony

Belief in many gods: polytheism

A person aggressively fighting for a cause: militant

In good faith: bona fide

Babbling ceaselessly about trivia: garrulous

To rob of life or vigour: devitalize

Scrupulously careful in the observance of proper procedure: punctilious

Secret or concealed: clandestine

Acute feeling of homesickness: nostalgia

Like a lion in appearance or temperament: leonine

Like a dog: canine

Like a cat: feline

Like a pig: porcine

Foxlike in appearance or temperament: vulpine

Like a wolf: lupine

Like a horse: equine

A riotous merrymaking or festivities: carnival

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