As an advent of getting this month’s RD, here are some more words into my list.
chafe : verb : to become annoyed or irritated.
reticent : adjective : uncommunicative; reserved.
modicum : noun : moderate, token amount.
minion : noun : follower; subordinate.
foment : verb : to instigate; to promote the growth of.
middling : adjective : ordinary; mediocre.
ascertain : verb : to find out definitely.
proponent : noun : advocate; adherent.
contemplate : verb : to observe thoughtfully.
austere : adjective : stern or severe in appearance.
fractious : adjective : unruly; quarrelsome.
raucous : adjective : harsh; rough-sounding.
piedmont : noun : area along or near the base of a mountain region.
mercenary : adjective : motivated solely by monetary or material gain.