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abound
existing in great number
annals
historical records
automaton
machine that behaives like a person
badger
to continually nag
compound
to add to
drudgery
dull, difficult work
eminent
of outstanding reputation
implore
beg for assistance
indiscriminate
carelessly chosen
interminable
unending
matron
a mature woman
paradox
seemingly self-contradictory situation
perceive
to come to have an understanding of
prognosticate
to be able to tell what will happen in the future
realm
someone's special field
replete
completely filled with
steeped
to be completely soaked in something
technology
related to science of engineering
tinge
small amount of
voracious
desiring huge amount
laconic
expressing much in few words
throng
crowd
intrepid
brave
accost
to approach and speak to
reticent
silent
furtive
secret, stealthy
felon
a person guilty of a major crime
plethora
excess
hapless
unfortunate
irate
angry, incensed
pretext
an excuse
fabricate
to lie; to construct
adroit
skillful
gesticulate
move the arms energetically
vigilant
watchful
avid
eager
cajole
coax, wheedle
rudimentary
elementary
enhance
intensify, heighten
nuance
slight variation in meaning, tone, etc.
loathe
to hate
reprimand
v. to show sharp disapproval
lackluster
dull
caustic
sarcastic, biting
wrest
take by force
infamous
having a bad reputation, evil
jostle
to shove hard
dupe
n. a person easily tricked
incipient
just beggining to exist
inadvertent
heedless, not attentive
omnious
threatening
tremulous
quivering
repudiate
to reject, decline
cessation
a stopping
bristle
v. stiffen with fear or anger
euphemism
a less offensive term
mundane
wordly, earthly
incongruous
inappropriate
condolence
pity
stipulate
to specify a condition
alacrity
briskness, lively action
disdain
n. contempt
belligerent
warlike
intimidate
to overawe
feint
a false attack
pugnacious
quarrelsome
promulgate
to make known officially
brash
impudent, insolent
scoff
to sneer at
belittle
to make seem less important
tangible
having actual form
laceration
jagged wound
castigate
to correct by punishing
sordid
dirty, base
octogenarian
person in his or her eighties
solace
easing of grief
aspirant
candidate for high position
dregs
most worthless part
frenzy
wild fit
scurrilous
coarse
rampant
going unchecked, widespread
inane
foolish
ethics
code of principles
concur
agree
clandestine
secret, undercover
flagrant
outrageous, glaringly bad
admonish
to warn, to reprove
duress
compulsion, force
culprit
the guilty person
inexorable
inflexible, unrelenting
egregious
remarkably bad
distraught
mentally confused, crazed
duplicity
cunning, trickery
acrimonious
bitter
paucity
scarcity
elicit
to draw forth
pernicious
harmful, causing injury
tolerate
to put up with, to bear
construe
to make a deduction, to infer
impunity
freedom from punishment