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attenuate
1. to make or become thin
2. to lessen he amoun, force, or value of.
behemoth
something or someone of enormous size or power.
disinter
To remove from a grace or tomb; to dig up.
impinge
1. To go beyond desirable or established limits; to encroach.
2. To come into contact with, especially forcefully.
multafarious
Having many forms; varied, versatile.
oxymoron
A combination of words that seem to be contradictory.
plenitude
An ample amount; an abundance.
postulate
(v)To assume as a fact based on the best available evidence.
(n)Something assumed to be self-evident; a fundamental principle.
prevail
1. To prove superior in power or strength.
putrefy
To become rotten or decayed, giving off a foul odor.
salubrious
Beneficial to health or well-being.
succulent
Fresh and juicy.
tundra
Flat, treeless plains of the arctic regions.
unequivocal
Leaving no room from misunderstanding; unambiguous.
vicissitudes
Fluctuations in conditions; changes of fortune.
amity
Peaceful relations; friendship.
animadversion
A criticial or hostile comment.
antithetical
Being in direc and outspoken opposition.
bellicose
Inclined to quarrel; combative; warlike.
bucolic
Of or relating to country life; rustic; pastoral.
craven
Uterly lacking courage; willing to give up or capitulate.
exalt
To raise in rank, wealth, or honor; to praise highly; glorify.
impugn
To attack as false; to call into question.
intropspective
Inclined to look inward and examine one's thoguhts and feelings.
metier
Work or acicity for which one is particularly suited.
penurious
1. Marked by extreme poverty.
2. Stingy; lacking generosity.
privation
An isance or condition of exreme hardship; a lack of comfort.
sobriquet
A nickname.
tantamount
Equivalent to; the same as.
throes
Conditions of painful or difficult change, struggle, or turmoil.
altruism
The putting of others'well-being ahead of one's own; unselfishness.
concurrent
Taking place at the same time; simultaneious.
context
1. The circumstances in which something exists or occurs.
2. The surroundings of a word or phrase in a soken or written passage.
crass
Lacking delicacy or sensititiviy; gross.
cuisine
Style of cooking.
debase
To lower the quality, character, or status of; to devalue.
extemporaneous
Composed or performed on the spur of the moment, with little or no planning.
genesis
An origin, creation, or beginning.
libation
A liquid, usually wine, especially when poured as an offereing or drunk as part of a ceremony.
malaise
A vague feeling of uneasiness or unwellness.
platitude
A thought or remark that is dull or trite.
reconcile
1. To reestablish an amicable relationship.
2. To bring to quiet submission.
3. To bring into harmony or agreement.
sunder
To break or force apart; o sever.
travail
1. Activity that is arduous and burdensome; toil
2. Suffering or anguish.
enjoin
1. To direct or command.
2. To forbid or prohibit.