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amalgamate
v. to bring together, unite
ambiguous
adj. uncertain, variably interpretable
ambivalent
adj. having opposing feelings
ameliorate
v. to improve
amenable
adj. willing, compliant
amenity
n. an item that increases comfort
amiable
adj. friendly
amicable
adj. friendly
amorous
adj. showing love, particulary sexual
amorphous
adj. without definite shpae or type
anachronistic
adj. being out of correct chronological orders
analgesic
n. something that reduces pain
analogous
adj. similiar to, so that an analogy can be drawn
anarchist
n. one who wants to eliminate all government
anathema
n. a cursed, detested person
dispatch
v. to send off ot accomplish a duty
dispel
v. to drive away, scatter
disperse
v. to scatter, cause to scatter
disrepute
n. a state of being held in low regard
dissemble
v. to conceal, fake
disseminate
v. to spreak widely
dissent
1. v. to disagree
2. n. the act of disagreeing
dissipate
1. v. to disappear, cause to disappear
2. v. to waste
dissonance
n. lack of harmony or consistency
dissuade
v. to persuade someone not to do something
distend
v. to swell out
dither
v. to be indecisive
divine
adj. godly, exceedingly wonderful
divisive
adj. causing dissent, discord
mawkish
adj. characterized by sick sentimentality
maxim
n. a common saying expressing a principle of conduct
meager
adj. deficient in size or quality
medley
n. a mixture of differing things
mendacious
adj. having a lying, false character
mercurial
adj. characterized by rapid change or temperamentality
meritorious
adj. worthy of esteem or reward
metamorphosis
n. the change of form, shape, substance
meticulous
adj. extremely careful with details
mitigate
v. to make less violent, alleviate
moderate
1. adj. not extreme
2. n. one who expresses moderate opinions
modicum
n. a small amount of something
modulate
v. to pass from one state to another, especially in music
mollify
v. to soften in temper
transient
adj. passing through briefly; passing into and out of existence
transmute
v. to change or alter in form
travesty
n. a grossly inferior imitation
tremulous
adj. fearful
trenchant
adj. effective, articulate, clear-cut
trepidation
n. fear, apprehension
trite
adj. not original, overused
truculent
adj. ready to fight, cruel
truncate
v. to shorten by cutting off
turgid
adj. swollen, excessively embellished in style or language
turpitude
n. depravity, moral corruption
ubiquitous
adj. exisitng everywhere, widespread
umbrage
n. resentment, offense