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intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go between in a disagreement
hackneyed
used so often as to lack freshness or originality
approbation
the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise
innuendo
a hint, indirect usggestion or refernece, ofen in a derogatory sense
coalition
a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose
elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source
hiatus
a gap, opening, break, in the sense of having an element missing
assauge
to make easier or milder, to quiet, calm
decadence
decline, decay, or deterioration, a condition or period of decline or decay
expostulae
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
simulate
o make a preense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of
jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled, by sense of excessive indulgence
umbrage
offense, resentment
prerogative
a special right or privilege
lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion, sensational, pale or sallow in color
transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed
provinicial
pertaining to an outlying area, narrow in mind or outlook, counrified in the snese of being limited or backward; a person with a narrow point of view
petulant
peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irriated and upset
meritorious
worthy, deserving recognition and praise
unctous
excessivly smooth, oily, or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
to violate, trespass, go byond recognized bounds
callow
without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophisticated and poise
ameliorate
to improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming
bombastic
pompous, or overblwon in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
ingratiate
to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favorable accepance by others
epitome
a summary, condense accoun; an instance that represents a larger reality
aplomb
poise, assurance, great self confidence
exhort
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
drivel
foolish aimless talk or thinking, nonsense
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words, express strong dissapproval
surmise
to think or believe without certain supporting evidence, to conjecture or guess; an idea or thought that seems likely but lacks definite proof
intrinsic
belonging to someone or somthing by its very nature, essential, inherent
occult
mysterious, magical, supernatural
precipitate
to cause or bring abou hastily, suddenly, or prematurely, to hurl down from a great height
lassitude
weariness of body or mind, lack energy
millenium
a period of 1000 years
permeate
to spread through, penetrate, soak through
stringent
strict, severe, rigorously or urgently binding or compeliing
interloper
an intruder, one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be
expiate
to make amends, atone, make up for
expedite
to make easy, cause to progress faster
abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
ascribe
to assign or refer to, attribute
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential
enjoin
to direct, order; to prescibe a course of action in an authroitative way, to prohibit
commiserate
to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress
acculturation
he modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another
circuitous
roundabout, not direct
ferment
a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence, to be in or work into such a state to produce alcohol by chemical action
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting
wheedle
to use coaxing or flatery to gain some desired end
peculate
to steal something that has been given tinot one's trust; to take improperly for one's use
proclivity
a natural of habitual inclination or tendency

a natural bent, penchant, propensity
nominal
existing in name only; not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously
seditious
resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established govt.
tenuous
thin, slender, of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
noncommittal
not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clar position or to say yes or no
sangfroid
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
inadvertent
resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental
aggrandize
to increase in greatness, power, or wealth
inscrutable
incapable of being understood
erudite
scholarly, learned
infer
to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought
affable
coureous and plaeasant, sociable, easy to speak to
amorphous
shapeless without definte form; of no particular ype or characer
gossamer
thin, light, delicate, insubstantial
aura
that which surrounds; a distinctive air or personal quality
insular
relation to characteristic of or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
CONRAtBNAD
ILLEGAL RAFFIC SMUGGLED GOODS
sleazy
thin or flimsy in texture; cheap shoddy or inferior in quality or character
irrevocable
incapable of being changed or called back
sedulous
persistent showing industry and determination
remonstrate
to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against object o
resilient
able to return to an original shape or form, able to recover quickly
reverberate
to re-echo, resound, to be repeatedly reflected
querulous
peevish, complaining, fretful
repudiate
to disown, reject, deny validity
propensity
a natural inclination or bent toward
scurrilous
coarsely abusive, vulgar or low foul mouthed
brusque
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order ot gain power
cajole
coax, persuade through flattery or artifice
ennui
weariness and disconent from lack of occupation or interes, boredom
amomalous
abnormal, irregular
contrive
to plan with ingenuity, invent, bring about as result of scheme
disabuse
to free from deception or error, set tight in ideas or thinking
bizarre
extrememly strange, unusual
castigate
to punish severely, criticize severely
asperison
a damaging or derogatory statement; the act or slandering or defaming
megalomania
a delusion marked by feeling a power, wealth, talent
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation
transmule
to change from one nature, substance, or from to another, transform
immutable
not subject to change, constant
transgress
to go beyond a limit or boundayr; to sin, violate law
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hateful
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority;
fetler
a chain or shackel placed on feet; anything that confines or restrains
sinecure
a position requiring little or not work; an easy job
vicarious
performed sufferend, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
desecrate
to commit sacrilege; to treat irreverently
inconsequential
trifiling, unimportant
concoct
to prepare by combinging ingredients
disconcert
to confuse; to disturb the composure of
cadaverous
pale, gaunt, resembling corpse
grandiose
grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur
debase
o lower in charcater, quality, or value
beneficient
performing acts of kindness or charity
crass
coarse, unfeeling, stupid
austere
severe in stern manner, simple harsh, without adornment
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hateful
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority;
fetler
a chain or shackel placed on feet; anything that confines or restrains
sinecure
a position requiring little or not work; an easy job
vicarious
performed sufferend, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
desecrate
to commit sacrilege; to treat irreverently
brusque
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
inconsequential
trifiling, unimportant
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order ot gain power
cajole
coax, persuade through flattery or artifice
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hateful
concoct
to prepare by combinging ingredients
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority;
ennui
weariness and disconent from lack of occupation or interes, boredom
fetler
a chain or shackel placed on feet; anything that confines or restrains
amomalous
abnormal, irregular
disconcert
to confuse; to disturb the composure of
sinecure
a position requiring little or not work; an easy job
cadaverous
pale, gaunt, resembling corpse
vicarious
performed sufferend, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another
grandiose
grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur
desecrate
to commit sacrilege; to treat irreverently
debase
o lower in charcater, quality, or value
inconsequential
trifiling, unimportant
contrive
to plan with ingenuity, invent, bring about as result of scheme
beneficient
performing acts of kindness or charity
disabuse
to free from deception or error, set tight in ideas or thinking
concoct
to prepare by combinging ingredients
bizarre
extrememly strange, unusual
disconcert
to confuse; to disturb the composure of
crass
coarse, unfeeling, stupid
castigate
to punish severely, criticize severely
austere
severe in stern manner, simple harsh, without adornment
asperison
a damaging or derogatory statement; the act or slandering or defaming
cadaverous
pale, gaunt, resembling corpse
grandiose
grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur
megalomania
a delusion marked by feeling a power, wealth, talent
debase
o lower in charcater, quality, or value
beneficient
performing acts of kindness or charity
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation
crass
coarse, unfeeling, stupid
transmule
to change from one nature, substance, or from to another, transform
austere
severe in stern manner, simple harsh, without adornment
immutable
not subject to change, constant
transgress
to go beyond a limit or boundayr; to sin, violate law
infraction
a breaking of a law or obligation
redoubtable
inspiring fear or awe
pillage
o rob of goods by open force, plunder
vulnerable
open to attack
prate
to talk a great deal in a foolish aimless manner
restitution
the act of restoring something to the rightful owner
punctillious
very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
stalwart
strong and studry, brave
reprove
to find fault with, to scold, to rebuke
mitigate
o make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
dissipate
to scatter, dispel
disavow
to deny connection with
expurgate
to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text, cleanse, purify
dispassionate
impartial; clasim, free from emotion
consternation
dismay, confusion
dissension
disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
bovine
resembling a cow or ox, sluggish
acrimonious
stinging, bitter in temper
corpulent
fat
subserivent
subordinate in capacity or role
perfidy
faithlessness, treachery
hypothetical
based on assumption or guess
impugn
to call into question, attack as false
odium
hatred, contempt
intemperate
immoderate, lacking in self control
ignoble
mean low base
squeamish
easily shocked or upset
susceptible
open to, easily influenced
gauntlet
challenge in combat
relegate
to place in lower position, to assign refer turn over
amnesty
an act of forgiveness for past offenses, a pardon
autonomy
the condition of being autonomous; self-government, or the right of self-government; independence
axiomatic
self-evident; obvious
blazon
to adorn or embellish, esp. brilliantly or showily.
caveat
a warning or caution;
equitable
characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable:
extricate
to free or release from entanglement; disengage:
filch
to steal
flout
o show disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff, mock, or gibe
fractious
eadily angered; peevish; irritable; quarrelsome
precept
a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct
salutary
promoting or conducive to some beneficial purpose; wholesome
scathing
to attack with severe criticism.
scourge
o punish, chastise, or criticize severely.
sepulchral
of or pertaining to burial.
straitlaced
excessively strict in conduct or morality;
transient
asting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary
unwieldy
Difficult to carry or manage
vapid
without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious
soporific
causing or tending to cause sleep.