Chapter 1
affluent rich prosperous (adjective)
alien strange; foreign
astute having excellent judgment; shrewd (adjective)
candid truthful; frank; honest in giving opinions (adjective)
cordial warm and sincere; friendly (adjective)
dogmatic arrogant in belief; opinionated (adjective)
exuberant very enthusiastic; joyfully energetic (adjective)
frivolous unimportant; not worthy of serious attention (adjective)
frugal thrifty; economical; attempting to save money; sparing (adjective)
gauche awkward; lacking in social graces (adjective)
novice beginner; a person in a new situation (noun)
stoic a person not showing the effects of pain or pleasure (noun)