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ABASE
TO HUMBLE OR DISGRACE
ABJURE
PROMISE OR SWEAR TO GIVE UP
ABROGATE
TO REPEAL, AS IN A LAW; TO ANNUL SOMETHING THROUGH AN AUTHORITATIVE ACT
ACTUATE
MOTIVATE
ADJURATION
SOLEMN URGING ”Her adjuration to tell the truth did not change the witnesses' testimony.”
ADJUTANT
STAFF OFFICER ASSISTING THE COMMANDER; ASSISTANT ”Though he delegated many tasks to his chief adjutant, Somerset, Somerset was in no doubt as to who made all major decisions.”
ADVENTITIOUS
ACCIDENTAL, CASUAL ”He found this adventitious meeting with his friend extremely fortunate.”
ADVERT
REFER TO
ANIMADVERSION
CRITICAL REMARK ”He resented the animadversions of his critics, particularly because he realized they were true.”
ANIMUS
HOSTILE FEELING OR INTENT
APACE
DONE QUICKLY
APOPLEXY
STROKE; LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS CAUSED BY TOO MUCH BLOOD IN THE BRAIN
ARRANT
IN EVERY WAY, IMPUDENT , BEING COMPLETELY SUCH “AN ARRANT LIAR”
ARROGATE
TO ASSUME, OR CLAIM AS ONE'S OWN; TO TAKE OVER WITHOUT DUE CAUSE..
ASUNDER
TEAR INTO PARTS
BADINAGE
TEASING CONVERSATION; BANTER; JOKING TALK
BALK
FOIL
BARRISTER
COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
BENISON
BLESSING
BETOKEN
TO INDICATE, SIGNIFY, GIVE EVIDENCE OF
BEVY
LARGE GROUP
BILK
FRUSTRATE OR DISAPPOINT; TO DECEIVE OR DEFRAUD..
BIVOUAC
TEMPORARY ENCAMPMENT
BLANDISH
TO COAX WITH FLATTERY
BLOWHARD
TALKATIVE BOASTER
BONHOMIE
GOOD-NATURED GENIALITY, ATMOSPHERE OF GOOD CHEER
BROCADE
RICH, FIGURED FABRIC
BROMIDE
A DULL PERSON OR IDEA
BROWBEAT
BULLY; INTIMIDATE
BYZANTINE
LABRYNTHINE, COMPLEX
CADGE
TO BEG, TO GET BY BEGGIN
CANARD
UNFOUNDED RUMOR OR LIE
CANT
INSINCERE TALK/JARGON (OR TO RAISE AT AN ANGLE)
CAROM
TO STRIKE AND REBOUND
CAVIL
MAKE FRIVOLOUS OBJECTIONS
CHAFFING
BANTERING, JOKING
CHATTEL
PIECE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
CHORTLE
TO CHUCKLE
CIPHER
NONENTITY; WORTHLESS PERSON OR THING
CODICIL
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BODY OF A WILL
COMITY
COURTESY; CIVILITY “A spirit of comity should exist among nations.”
COMPENDIOUS
SUMMARIZING COMPLETEY AND BRIEFLY
CONCATENATE
LINK AS IN A CHAIN
CONDIGN
ADEQUATE; DESERVEDLY SEVERE ”The public approved the condign punishment for the crime.”
CONNUBIAL
PERTAINING TO MARRIAGE
CONSONANCE
HARMONY; AGREEMENT ”Her agitation seemed out of consonance with her usual calm.”
CONTUMACIOUS
DISOBEDIENT; RESISTING AUTHORITY ”The contumacious mob shouted defiantly at the police.”
CONVIVIAL
FESTIVE; GAY; CHARACTERIZED BY JOVIALITY
COTERIE
GROUP THAT MEETS SOCIALLY; SELECT CIRCLE
COUNTERMAND
TO NEGATE, NULLIFY, OR CANCEL BY A CONTRARY ORDER OR ACTION..
COZEN
TO DECEIVE. BEGUILE, HOODWINK
CRAVAT
PIECE OF LINEN WORN AS A NECKTIE
CROTCHETY
ECCENTRIC; WHIMSICAL
CUR
A BASE OR COWARDLY PERSON, AN INFERIOR MONGREL
DEBAUCH
TO CORRUPT, SEDUCE FROM VIRTUE OR DUTY, INDULGE
DENUDE
TO MAKE BARE
DISCOMFIT
TO DEFEAT OR PUT DOWN (NOW MEANS EMBARRASS OR MAKE UNCOMFORTABLE)
DISSIPATE
TO SCATTER, PURSUE PLEASURE TO EXCESS
DISTRAIT
ABSENTMINDED, DISTRACTED
DOUGHTY
COURAGEOUS
DRIVEL
STUPID TALK, SLOBBER
ECUMENICAL
ENCOMPASSING A WIDE VARIETY OF FAITHS OR BELIEFS, OFTEN IN REFERENCE TO RELIGION.. (AFFECTED OR EXAGGERATED EARNESTNESS, ESPECIALLY IN CHOICE AND USE OF LANGUAGE.)
EDACIOUS
VORACIOUS, DEVOURING devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"
EFFECTUAL
EFFICIENT
ENCOMIUM
A STATEMENT OF HIGH, GLOWING, ENTHUSIASTIC PRAISE..
ENJOIN
TO URGE OREDER OR COMMAND, FORBID OR PROHIBIT AS BY COURT ORDER
EQUABLE
STEADY, REGULAR
EQUANIMITY
COMPOSURE
ERSATZ
FAKE
ESURIENT
HUNGRY, GREEDY
ETIOLOGY
THE STUDY OF CAUSES
EXCORIATE
TO CRITICIZE SHARPLY
EXECRABLE
VERY BAD
EXPIATION
ATONEMENT, THE MAKING OF AMENDS..
EXPOUND
TO ELABORATE, EXPAND, OR INCREASE
EXTENUATE
TO LESSEN THE SERIOUSNESS OR STRENGTH OR EFFECT OF
EXTIRPATE
TO ERADICATE; ROOT OUT; DESTROY; EXTERMINATE..