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Acme
the top, the very best
Alacrity
cheerful quickness
Austere
lacking decoration or adornment, strict in manner and behavior
Banal
predictably commonplace
Belie
to contradict, represent falsely
Bilk
to defraud, swindle
Clarity
clearness, simplicity, or ease of appearance, thought or style
Abeyance
suspended action
Adept
expertise at something
Affable
pleasant, polite, easy to be around and speak with
Benediction
a blessing
Bucolic
characterist of rural, rustic or countryside
Chastise
to punish, verbally reproach
Conundrum
an apparently unsolvable riddle or situation
Coerce
to act predictably because of pressure or undue influence
Depravity
immoral, corrupt
Decorous
proper, civilized, appropraite, especially in behavior
Elucidate
to make simple, clear, easy to understand
Farce
a ridiculous situation or example generally meant to show something shouldn't be taken too serious or intended to make fun of it
Gradient
a slope, incline, or decline
Deleterious
having an unhealthy, damaging effects
Didactic
intended to teach or instruct, usually of a moral nature
Enmity
strongly held feeligns of hatred and loathing- usually mutual
Embroil
to throw into confusion or chaos, also relating to arguments or fights
Expedite
to make faster or hurry
Haughty
acting excessively prideful
Idyllic
free from worry or concern, simple
Jocular
characterized by joking
Mercurial
being swift, quick to change, shrewd
Ominous
having a foreboding, menacing meaning
Pandemic
common or widespread
Punctilious
close attention to the details of ones dress, apperance, and behavior
Harbinger
an indicator or forefunner of future events
Kindle
to arouse or stir up, emotions or a fire
Malcontent
person unhappy with the present situation
Nascent
just starting or coming into existence
Palliate
to make less severe, water down, easier to accept
Paradigm
a pattern or model containing fundamental assumptions
Reticent
restrained, keepign things close, tightlipped
Specious
having the perception of truth and accuracy but really being false
Swagger
to walk, move, or talk with a boastful, prideful manner
Thwart
to prevent, oppose, or block
Torrid
scorched, burning, passionate
Winsome
charming and likeable often in a childlike or ideal way
Repartee
conversation marked by quick retorts and off-the-cuff jokes
Sage
a wise person of high regard, generally of advance years, also an herb
Substantiated
to offer evidence or support, to make more reliable or believable
Torpor
a state of inaction, depression, malaise
Trite
lakcing effect from overuse or being excessively common
Zenith
the hights point in the course of a body or object