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licentious
sexually unrestrained immoral or wicked
corroborate
to confirm or make certain: esp. for someone's story
malevolent
evil; wishing evil or harm on others
incredulous
not believing; skeptical
vindictive
wanting revenge
trepidation
a fear so great that it causes trembling or quivering
spurious
not real or genuine, counterfeit or of illegitimate birth
rancorous
full of bitterness and resentmet; unforgiving
assiduous
constant, working diligently, persevering
tempest
a violent windstorm; a violent commotion or distraction
impetus
a driving force, impulse, stimulus
heathen
someone who does no worship the God of the Bible and Koran; an irreligious
demagogue
someone who gets power by stimulating people's emotions and prejudices
intrepid
fearless
cajole
to coax, to persuade someone using flattery or promises
anachronism
something outside of its time
ardent
intense feeling,, passionate, burning
audacious
bold and daring
austere
serious, strict, severely simple
daunt
to intimidate or cause a loss of courage
ignominious
humiliating, deserving disgrace or shame
lurid
shocking, horrible, gruesome, revolting
melancholy
gloomy, sad, depressed
obeisance
a gesture to show respect
palpable
obvious or tangible
pestilent
harmful and likely to spread; annoying
placid
calm and peaceful
robust
strong, healthy, rough
scrupulous
precise, exact
urbane
socialy polished and sophisticated; cool
brusque
abrupt in manner, blunt, rough
censure
to critisize or express strong disapproval
dissent
to differ in feeling or opinion, especially from the majority
dubious
doubtful, questionable, of uncertain outcome
incendiary
literal: used to set something on fire

figurative: tending to arouse conflict
plight
an upsetting or distressing situation or condition
pusillanimous
lacking courage, cowardly
sagacious
showing common sense, wise
strife
a bitter struggle, fight, competition
taught
pulled tightly with no slack
tonsure
partially shaved part of head, usually describes someone entering the priesthood
trangress
to break a law
ubiquitous
seeming to be everywhere at the same time
vagrancy
the state of wandering place to place with no means of support
voracious
craving or eating a lot of food; very eager
convivial
fond of feasting, drinking, and good company, jovial
corpulent
obese, bulky in body
disconcerting
disturbing; throwing into disorder or confusion
disparity
a difference, esp. lack of similarity or inequality
exultant
feeling great joy or happiness, triumphant
gaudy
showing, flasy, ornamental
infinitesimal
tiny, immesurably small
ingratiate
to suck up, put yourself in good favor
juxtapose
to put multiple things close together
loquacious
excessively talkative
portentous
momentous or pompous, self-important
punctilious
strict in following the formalities of conduct
somnambulist
sleepwalker
superfluous
more than necessary, excessive
truculent
aggressively hostile, belligerent
beseech
to beg eagerly and urgently
conspicuous
attracting attention, easily seen
facetious
not meant to be taken seriously or literally
forlorn
miserable, dreary, lonely, sad, hopeless, wretched, forsaken, desolate
graft
the act of getting ahead in a dishonest or unfair way
indict
to charge with or accuse of a crime
indifference
a feeling of not caring, lack of interst or concern
insinuate
to suggest or imply something subtly
ludicrous
laughable because of absurdity
mendacious
telling lies habitually, dishonest
ominous
threatening, foreboding, foretelling evil or harm
raucous
harsh, rowdy, disorderly
stymie
to present an obstacle or stand in the way, block progress, hinder
succumb
to give in, to submit, to surrender
tact
character trait of being skillful in not offending anyone
apprise
to inform or give notice
balk
to refuse firmly and abruptly
elude
to avoid capture or detention; to escape comprehension
feign
to fake or put on an appearance
feral
wild, undomesticated, uncultured
fickle
likely to change, not constant or loyal
formidable
strong; causing fear or apprehension; intimidating
gore
blood, esp. clotted
laudable
worthy of praise
mundane
commonplace, ordinary, dull
nominal
minimal in comparison to actual value
obstinate
stubbornly sticking to a purpose, opinion, or plan of action
rectitude
moral correctness, rightneousness
reticent
inclined to keep one's thoughts and feelings to oneself
tantalize
to torment with something desired but out of reach