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salient
significant, conspicuous, standing out from the rest, important
recant
to withdraw or disavow a statement or opinion
jocular
humorous, lighthearted
palliate
to ease, to lesson, to soothe, alleviate, excuse, NOT intensify, NOT exacerbate
malleable
capable of being changed, easily shaped, workable, NOT rigid, NOT inflexible
recreat
a coward, a traitor
affinity
an attraction to, partiality, fondness, NOT aversion
impalpable
unable to be felt, intangible, imperceptible, indiscernible
fiscal
pertaining to finances, economic, budgetary
regale
to delight with something pleasing or amusing, entertain, amuse, NOT anger, NOT depress, NOT annoy
miscreant
a vicious person, villain, criminal, knave
flagellate
to whip, to lash, flog
lascivious
lustful or lewd, wantan, obscene, NOT wholesome, NOT descent
flout
to ridicule, to show contempt for, mock, scoff, NOT esteem, NOT revere
salacious
obscene, lustful, lecherous, NOT chaste
rebuke
to scold, to blame, admonish, reprimand, NOT praise, NOT laud
nonentity
a person or thing of litte importance, cipher, nobody
sang-froid
calmness, composure, or cool self-possession, aplomb, self-confidence, NOT uneasiness, perturbation
desultory
wandering from subject to subject, disconnected, rambling
hector
to bully to pester, badger, browbeat
pandemic
general, widespread
coalesce
to blend, to merge, mix, unite, combine, NOT separate, NOT divide
beguile
to deceive, to charm, to enchant, fool, NOT irritate, NOT bore
ennui
boredom, a weariness resulting from a lack or interest, NOT excitement, NOT interest
hiatus
a pause or gap, intermission, break
lambent
softly bright or radiant, moving lightly over a surface, glowing, lucid
ergo
therefore, consequently, hence
hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence, arrogance, overconfidence, NOT humility, NOT diffidence
pecuniary
pertaining to money, financial, monetary
sibilant
a hissing sound