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arogate
clai w/o right
encomium
formal praise
eschew
avoid, shun, forgo
germane
relevant, pertinent
taciturn
quiet, lacnic
animadversion
disapproving comment, rebuke
pejorative
tending to make worse, derogatory
evince
make evident, exhibit, manifest
feckless
weak, unreliable, incompetenet
grouse
to complain, complaint
incumbent
holding office at that time, obligatory, necessary
mordant
caustic, bitterly harsh, sharp
pusillanimous
contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
enervate
weaken resolve or vigor of, impair
esoteric
inended only for an elite, occult
fecund
productive, intellectually fertile
fiat
decree, edict
ignominy
SHAME and DISGRACE
overweening
conceited, presumptuous, excessive, immoderate
sohpistry
that (resoning) which seems plausible, but is actually false
derelict
someon/thing abondoned;; neglectful
inane
silly, empty of meaning
moot
mock, hypothetical, open to discussion
perspicacity
acuity, discernment, keenness in observation and understanding
plenary
complete, fully attended, absolute, unlimited
travesty
grotesque disguise (opposite sex)
convival
sociable
coterie
circle of acquiantances
demur
to objest, protest;; objection
indigent
needy, impoverished, destitute
arrant
egregious, shamelesss, blatant
echelon
level, rank, grade in a field of activity
portend
foreshadow, foretell, give advance warning
saturnine
sullen, morose, gllomy
slough
plod through (as mud);;; cast off;; state of depression
calumniate
to slander
chary
extremely cautious, wary
collusion
secret egreement or cooperation
delittante
dabbler in the arts, amateur
paroxysm
seizure, fit
pedantry
pretentious display of knowledge
peregrination
act of travelling, an excursion
redolent
fragrant (evocatively)
refulgent
resplendent
shibboleth
word, etc. distinguishing a group, slogan, password
tyro
novice
vituperative
severely scolding, unsulting, scurrilous