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abet
Assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
acquitted
declared not guilty
belligerent
Someone who fights (or is fighting)
chivalrous
Being attentive to women like an ideal knight-- courteous
declamation
Recitation of a speech from memory, recital
ductile
Easily influenced-malleable-Capable of being bent
emphatic
Spoken with emphasis-sudden and strong
excursion
A journey taken for pleasure
extol
Praise, glorify, or honor
fastidious
Giving careful attention to detail-- kind of like meticulous
galling
Causing irritation or annoyance
garishness
appearance, tastelessness
impartial
Showing lack of favoritism-unprejudiced
infusion
extract
insentient
Devoid (lacking) of feeling and consciousness
insurgence
An organized rebellion
inversion
reversal or turning inside out
irreverent
Showing lack of due respect or veneration
jaundiced
Showing or affected by prejudice or envy or distaste--(disease causing yellow skin)
magisterial
Of or relating to a magistrate (*judge) Syn: bossy
malevolence
Wishing evil to others
malodorous
Having an unpleasant smell
maudlin
sentimental, emotional-soupy
meritorious
Deserving reward or praise
ostentatious
Intended to attract notice and impress others
perforate
Make a hole into or between (*penetrate)
plausible
Apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful, believable
precarious
Dangerously insecure;Not secure; beset with difficulties; Affording no ease or reassurance; Fraught with danger (UNSTABLE)
predilection
A predisposition in favor of something
premonition
A feeling of evil to come, forewarning
prevalent
Encountered generally especially at the present time--current
prolific
Intellectually productive
punctual
Acting or arriving or performed exactly at the time appointed
ravenous
Extremely hungry
reciprocation
The act of making or doing something in return, Mutual interaction
restorative
A medicine that strengthens and invigorates
schematic
Diagram of an electrical or mechanical system
scintillated
Reflect brightly; give off, or emit
solicited
begged
subversion
corruption
titillated
Feeling mild pleasurable excitement
volition
The capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
vulgarity
grossness; The quality of lacking taste and refinement