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beneficence
goodness or kindness
philanthropy
love for mankind
bounty
generosity
succor
to aid, help or relieve
proffer
to offer
ameliorate
to make better
rectitude
strict honesty
compassion
sympathy for another's trouble
chaste
pure; virtuous
prudent
cautious
politic
prudent
civility
politeness
responsive
reacting easily
promptitude
promptness
alacrity
quickness
scintillation
sparkling
sagacity
shrewdness of judgment
oracular
prophetic
prescience
foresight
frugal
economical
particularity
a characteristic quality
beatitude
perfect happiness
blithe
joyful; merry
gambol
to frolic
ebullition
a boiling over
rapt
completely absorbed
convivial
festive
amiable
likable, pleasant
sanguine
optimistic
regale
to feast or entertain royally
windfall
an unexpected legacy
jubilee
a time of festivity
heyday
a time of greatest strength
huzza
loud shout of joy
wroth
angry
crabbed
cross
rancor
deep resentment
rankle
to trouble the mind with lingering distress or pain
acrimony
biting sharpness of speech or manner
antipathy
strong dislike
seethe
to boil over
huff
a fit of anger and resentment
bluster
to blow or speak with stormy violence
rant
to talk in a loud wild way
tirade
a long angry speech with violent words
wrangle
to dispute angrily
bicker
to squabble over trifles
pommel
to beat or strike usually with fists
thwack
to beat or strike with something heavy
predispose
to incline beforehand
predilection
preference; partiality
advocate
to recommend or support for
corroborate
to confirm by giving evidence
vindicate
to clear from blame
emulate
to attempt to equal or excel
venerate
to revere
extol
to praise highly
adulation
excessive praise or flattery
repute
reputation or favor
adjudge
to decide officially
accredit
to authorize
testimonial
a token of gratitude
auspices
patronage
humdrum
dull
apathy
indifference
ennui
a feeling of weariness
disconsolate
cheerless
dolor
mental suffering
somber
dark
qualm
a sudden feeling of uneasiness
pother
a bustle mixed with confusion
discompose
to agitate the order of
appall
to horrify
consternation
dismay
tremulous
trembling
abase
to humble
debase
to lower or reduce in quality, value or dignity
degrade
to lower in rank
disparage
to speak slidingly of
deprecate
to plead earnestly against
contemn
to view or treat with lack of respect
flout
to mock; scorn
discredit
to disbelieve
sully
to defile
contumely
contemptuous; insulting language
revile
to speak abusively of
scathing
fiercely severe
accede
to agree or consent
acquiesce
to consent
ally
to unite, join, or relate
identify
to establish the identity of
unison
sounding the same notes at the same time
complaisance
willingness to please
affinity
attraction
crony
an old friend
consort
to keep company with
tryst
a secret meeting
connubial
having to do with marriage
appease
to pacify
wheedle
to coax usually by flattery or soft words
curry
to flatter in order to win favor
captivate
to fascinate or charm
importune
to request urgently
badger
to nag
goad
to urge on
browbeat
to bully with harsh words
domineer
to rule over tyrannically
intimidate
to make timid or afraid
subjugate
to subdue or conquer
capitulate
to give up or surrender
submission
the act of surrendering
deference
a yielding to someone's desires or opinions because of respect
obeisance
a gesture of courtesy
volition
the exercise of will
duress
compulsion or illegal force
perforce
of or through necessity
compulsory
required
peremptory
decisive or absolute
incendiary
causing fire
convoke
to call together
evoke
to call out or summon
militant
aggressive
conscript
one who is drafted into military service
fray
a fight or brawl
insurrection
a revolt
joust
a combat on horseback
ambuscade
an ambush or attack from a concealed position
reprisal
a retaliation for an injury received
phalanx
a close formation of infantry
citadel
a fortress or stronghold
broadside
the broad surface of an object
cudgel
a club
truncheon
a short thick club
breech
the rear part of a gun
pecuniary
involving money
capital
invested funds
farthing
a small British coin no longer in use
ruble
a silver coin that is the monetary unit in Russia
scrip
paper substitute for money
bullion
bars of gold or silver
opulence
wealth
lucre
riches or money
usury
lending money with unlawfully high interest rates
arrears
a debt that is behind in payment
exchequer
the treasurer of a country
excise
a tax on merchandise
impost
a tax on imported goods
realty
real estate
commissary
a store for food and supplies
patron
a sponsor
patrimony
something inherited from ones father
primogeniture
the state of being the first born child
travail
hard work
grub
larvae of an insect
stint
a share of a task
respite
an interval of rest
fabricate
to build or construct
efficacy
the power to produce effects
arduous
difficulty
grueling
exhausting
straits
distressing situation
rigor
inflexibility
assiduity
painstaking care
hardihood
boldness
surmount
to overcome
fortnight
the period of 2 weeks
diurnal
having to do with the daytime
biennial
happening every 2 years
eventual
after a long time
interminable
tiresomely drawn out
procrastinate
to delay or put off until a future time
perpetuate
to cause to continue
inveterate
deep rooted
bide
to wait for
elapse
to slip by or pass
extant
still in existence
perspective
the art of drawing in 3 dimensions
tawny
light brown or tan
sable
the color black
vermilion
bright red
kaleidoscope
a tube with mirrors and colored glass rotated to produce patterns
arabesque
a decoration of flowing lines gracefully intertwined
edifice
a large building
pavilion
a large tent used for entertainment
apse
an arched or domed recess in building usually in a church
pilaster
a rectangular pillar attached to a wall
balustrade
a row of posts and the railing they support
jetty
a pier or structure in the water to break waves
sluice
artificial channel or passage for water
mortar
a building material made by mixing lime, plaster, and cement with sand and water
macadam
a paving material made of small broken stones
burnish
to polish
anneal
to strengthen and temper by heating and cooling
cowl
a hooded garment
ruff
an elaborate collar worn in the 16th and 17th centuries
brocade
a fabric woven with a raised design
layette
a complete outfit for a newborn baby
preen
to smooth, trim, or adorn oneself
crimp
to make wavy
plait
a braid
swathe
to bind
tiara
a crown
brooch
an ornamental pin
pendant
a hanging ornament
gewgaw
a showy but worthless trinket
trappings
embellishments
commode
a portable wash-stand
coffer
a chest
bassinet
a large basket used as a baby's bed
arras
a rich tapestry
matting
an interwoven coarse fabric
pewter
an alloy of tin or other metals
gear
clothing, equipment, or apparatus for a particular task
quoit
an iron or rope ring used for a throwing game
sustenance
a means of support; nourishment
nurture
to nourish
nutrition
food
alimentary
relating to food or nutrition
repast
a meal
succulence
juiciness
ambrosia
food of the gods
pottage
a stew
sweetbread
the pancreas or thymus of a calf when used as food
claret
red table wine
decant
to pour liquid gently to keep from disturbing the sediment
frizzle
to sizzle or fry
trencher
a wooden plate for eating or serving food
tankard
a tall, one-handed drinking vessel
agrarian
relating to agriculture
pastoral
pertaining to the peaceful lives of shepherds
husbandry
farming
arable
suitable for plowing
mattock
a tool for digging
flail
a primitive wooden instrument used for threshing wheat
grist
grain that has been or is about to be ground
sty
a pen for pigs
lea
a meadow
nosegay
a small bouquet
conifer
cone-bearing tree
node
a knob or swelling
pimpernel
a plant of the primrose family