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Abeyance
(n)-a temporary suspension of activity.
Abstinence
(n)-voluntarily refraining from eating certain foods or
drink or from doing something pleasant but not good for you.
Circumlocution
(n)-wordy language, an indirect, roundabout expression
Contentious
(adj.)-argumentative over a point, quarrelsome.
Brook
v)-to tolerate, to put up with something
Debacle
n)- a disaster or violent breakdown
Deleterious
(adj.)-harmful
Descry
(v)- to discern, to see something, to catch sight of
Desiccate
(v)- to dry out
Discomfit
(v)- to confuse, deceive
Doff
(v)- to take off ( usually clothing) as a sign of greeting.
Doggerel
(n)- comic, sometimes crude, informal verse
Dossier
(n)-a file of documents, letters and records
Dulcet
(adj.)-having a nice, agreeable melodious sound
Encomium
(n)-a eulogy or expression of high praise
Endemic
(adj.)-native, belonging to a specific region
Espy
(v)- to glimpse, to descry, to catch sight of
Evanescent
(adj.)-vanishing, happening for the briefest moment
Exemplar
(n)-an excellent model, a typical example
Exigent
(adj.)-urgent, demands prompt action
Extirpate
(v)-to rip up by the roots, to abolish, to annihilate
Abstruse
(adj.)- hard to understand or grasp.
Adumbrate
(v)- to suggest partly, to give a hint of things to come, to foreshadow vaguely.
Alacrity
(adj.)-cheerful readiness, liveliness or eagerness.
Ambulatory
(adj.)-able to walk or move about.
Apocryphal
(adj.)-false, spurious, of a doubtful origin.
Arbiter
(n)- a judge, one who decides.
Ascetic
(adj.)-hermitlike, self-denial, austere.
Assiduous
(adj.)-hardworking, busy, diligent
Capricious
(adj.)- whimsical, fanciful, impulsive.
Castigate
(v)-to punish, chastise, criticize severely.
Chary
(adj.)-careful, cautious, wary.
Chicanery
(n)-deception or trickery.
Chimerical
(adj.)-wildly fanciful, absurd.
Circumlocution
(n)-wordy language, an indirect, roundabout expression.