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Accrue
to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
annotation
a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
a state or scene of uproar and confusion
covert
hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; a sheltered place, a hiding place
debonair
pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smoot and polished in manner and appearance
dun
to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; a creditor; dark, dull, drab, dingy
effacious
effective, producing results
equanimity
calmness, composure, refusal to panic
fortuitous
accidental, occuring by a happy chance
gist
the essential part main point, or essence
gratuitous
freely give, not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
imperious
overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
invective
a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; abusive, vituperative
motley
showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; a jesters costume; a jester
munificent
extremely generous, lavish
procrestinate
to delay, put off until later
provacative
tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying
recondite
exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
reprobate
a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundral; wicked currupt, or unprincipled; to disprove of, condemn
sedentary
characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaingin in one place
abstemious
moderate, sparing characterized by abstinence and self- discipline
censurable
deserving of blame or correction
contingent
likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance; a representative group forming part of a larger body
corroborate
to confirm, make more certain, bolster substantiate, verify
denizen
an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place
discursive
passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
disseminate
to scatter or spread widely
dowdy
poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste
florid
highly colored, reddish; excessivly ornate, showy
foist
to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty or coercion
gauche
awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy
hersy
an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred
inculcate
to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
palpable
cabable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
perceptive
having sympathetic insight or understanding, cabable of keen appreciaition
pernicious
extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
salient
leaping, jumping or springing forth; prominent, standing out, conspicious, a projection or bulge
satiate
to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; full satisfied
sear
to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeelking; to parch, dessicate, singe
absolve
to clear from blame, responsibility, or guilt
caricature
a representation in which the subjects characteristics featured are deliberatly exxagerated; to present someone or something in a deliberatly distorted way