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To give up as a right or claim; to deny or renounce
abnegate
subordinate; less important
ancillary
Light, playful conversation; banter
badinage
to dress or deorate in a showy or gaudy fashion
bedizen
speed or promptness in acting or responding
celerity
the center of attention
cynosure
the course or the planned route of a journey; a travel diary; a traveler's guide
itinerary
moving or bending easily; supple
lissome
a particular social or cultural environment in which events occur
milieu
aggressively noisy or rude
obstreperous
paragon
a model of perfection
perquisite
an extra benefit in addition to one's regular earnings
staid
lacking flamboyance; sedate; restrained
symbiotic
mtually cooperative and beneficial
tyro
a beginner in any field
failing in purpose; unsuccessful
abortive
to lay claim to w/out possessing hte right to do so
arrogate
a dead animal or human body
cadaver
relating to the brain or intellect; appealing to the intellect, as olpposed to the emotions.
cerebral
a state of profound unconsciousness caused by disese or injury
coma
a relationship derived from a common ancestor.
consanguinity
a gruesome and revolting creature.
ghoul
to violate; to exceed the limits of; to encroach upon.
infringe
a feeling of weariness; listlessness
lassitude
the lowest point
nadir
a wedding ceremony; of or relating to a wedding
nuptials
something that must be borne; a burden
onus
a correct codr of conduct; etiquette; a standard procedure for a medical treatment or a scientific experiment
protocol
failing to yield to treatment; hard to manage; unruly
refractory
of a healthy red color; cheerful and optimistic
sanguine
a name other than a legal name that is descriptive of a person or thing
appellation
of or related to the married state or married persons
conjugal
concerned with teaching or instruction; too inclined ot teach or moralize
didactic
the process of reaching a peak of development or of coming into flower.
efflorescence
a critical explanation or interpretation
exegesis
a kind, sort, or category, often used to classify an artisti composition
genre
to draw or paint; to describe or depict
limn
a villian or criminal
miscreant
sharp and penetrating in manner or style; trenchant
mordant
the acepted customs, attitudes, or manners oif a group; morally binding ways of a particular group.
mores
a formidable; usually victorious, rival; one who inflicts punishment or retribution
nemesis
a minor fault; a petty offense
peccadillo
given to using exessive words; long and drawn out
prolix
reluctant to talk; habitually silent; the quality of speaking very infrequently
taciturn
radiance; splendor; brilliance
effulgence
to strip of belongings or worth
despoil
to conclude from given facts; to work out through reasoning
educe
not varying; steady; not easily disturbed; serene
equable
a circumstance due to chance
happenstance
relating to an island or island people; resistant to new or diff ideas
insular
deliberate and willful inflition of violent injry or destruction
mayhem
fraught with uncertainty, risk or danger
parlous
extremely clear; transparent; expressed simply; easiy understood
pellucid
to nake impossible; to prevent
preclude
a closenes in position
propinquity
taking w/out restraint; greedy or grasping
rapacious
a division in a group due to discord
schism
to redirect one's impulses or instincts to a nore socially acceptable expression.
sublimate
an object believed to have magical powers
talisman
relating to the earth or its inhabitants; of or relating to land as opposed to water
terrestrial