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Mitigate
To make milder or more endureable
Prodigious
Immense; amazing
Doff
To take off
Cursory
Rapid and superficial
Supplicate
To beg
Fulsome
Offensive from excess of praise or condemnation
Blithe
Cheerful; casual; carefree
Ruminate
To think over; chewing the cud
Bombast
Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects
Dubious
Doubtful
Callosity
The state of being hard and insensible.
Desultory
Non-sequitur; jumping from one thing to the next.
Fledgling
A young bird; metaphorically, a young one.
Corpulent
Obese
Sodden
Soaked; saturated
Gallant
Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit
Quaff
To drink deeply
Extortion
The practice of obtaining by violence or intimidation
Malign
To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.
Ungainly
Clumsy
Phlegmatic
Having a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional
Winsome
Attractive
Upbraid
To reproach as deserving blame
Vainglory
Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity
Mellifluous
Sweetly or smoothly flowing
Peccadillo
A small sin, flaw
Vicissitude
A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances
Fecund
Very productive of crops or young
Pommel
To beat with something thick or bluky
Lackadaisical
Listless; lazy
Ungainly
Clumsy
Gesticulate
To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech
Erudite
Very learned
Moxie
Spirit; aggressive energy
Dulcet
Sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
Persiflage
Banter
Wend
To go; proceed
Peevish
petulant, or irritable
Rankle
To produce irritation or festering
Aesthetic
The study of beauty, taste, or the fine arts
Ineffable
Unutterable in word; indescribable
Scurrilous
Abusive; obscene; indecent
Torpor
Apathy
Archetype
A prototype often referred to in artistic work
Puerile
Childish; immature
Paradigm
Model or example
Enervate
To weaken or destroy strength or vitality
Turgid
Excessively ornate; swollen or bloated
Magnanimous
Generous in treating or judging others
Opulent
Wealthy
Perfidy
Treachery
Truculent
Aggressve or ferocious
Deplorable
Contemptible
Platitude
A written or spoken statement that is flat, dull or commonplace
Subterfuge
Evasion
Quotidian
Daily; common place; customary
Espouse
To marry; give one's support to
Apostate
One who abandons his/her beliefs as in religion or cause; revolt
Gustatory
Affecting or relating to sense of taste
Fete
Festival or feast
Mollify
To make calmer or quieter
Pluck
Courage
Esoteric
Hard to understand; known only to the chosen few (inside joke?)
Ignoble
Unworthy; not noble
Gourmand
An epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink (like GORMET restaurant)
Draconian
Extremely Severe (Draco Malfoy)
Arboreal
Of, or connected with trees
Fractious
Unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered (Peeves :P)
Saturnine
Morose; gloomy
Foppish
Paying much attention to clothes; stylish
Exodus
Departure of a large number of people
Deluge
A flood of heavy downpour
Gauche
Clumsy (in social behavior); course and uncouth
Laconic
Terse, few in words
Recoil
Taken aback as in dismay, loathing or dread
Transient
Temporary; fleeting
Inured
Accustomed to; hardened
Undulate
To move in wavelike fashion; fluctuate
Pulchritude
Beauty; comeliness
Zephyr
Any soft, gentle wind
Florid
Flushed with red
Disseminate
Distribute (esp. ideas)
Insouciant
Without concert or care; unconcerned; indifferent
Facetious
Amusing
Abstruse
Difficult to comprehend
Genuflect
Bend the knee as in worship
Trenchant
Forceful; vigorous or extremely perceptive; incisive
Insipid
Lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull
Coalesce
To come together and unite in one substance
Ebullient
Overflowing with enthusiasm; showing excitement
Hoi polloi
The masses; the rabble
Indelible
That which cannot be rubbed out
Panegyric
Formal praise; eulogy
Antonym: dirge
Miser
Person who loves wealth and spends little
Pellucid
Transparent; easy to understand
Cogitate
To think deeply; meditate
Lugubrious
Mournful; excessively sad
Harrow
To distress; create stressd or torment
Vitiate
To lower the quality; weaken the strength
Maladroit
Tactless; clumsy
Splenetic
Bad-tempered; irritable
Disconcert
To upset the self-possession of; ruffle
Feckless
Lacking purpose or vitality; ineffective; careless
Iconoclast
Person who attacks popular beliefs
Paucity
Scarcity; lack of
Effrontery
Rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness
Remonstrate
To protest; object
Savant
Person of great learning
Placate
To soothe; pacify; calm
Tepid
Lukewarm
Assuage
To make smooth; (pain, desire) less
Phlegmatic
Clam; sluggish temperament; unemotional
Cogent
Strong; convinceing
Lope
To move along with long strides
Virago
A loud domineering woman; scold or nag
Inane
Silly; senseless (sort of like insane is crazy?)
Facile
Easily done
Stentorian
Extremely loud and powerful
Diaphanous
Transparent
Effrontery
Boldness; arrogance
Intrepid
Fearless
Ennui
Boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest
Fealty
Loyalty
Palaver
Idle talk or chatter
Meretricious
Attractive on the surface but of little value
Pandemic
Affecting a whole people or all classes as a disease
Reciprocity
Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed
Repine
To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding
Sibilance
A hissing sound
Temerity
Recklessness
*Halcyon
Calm; peaceful
*Kismet
Fate; destiny
*Menagerie
Collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
*Palliate
To ease pain (without curing);m make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
*Aberration
Deviation from the normal; mental disorder
*Bucolic
Rustic; pastoral
*Cavil
To quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
*Diurnal
Daily; occurring during the daytime
*Fugacious
Fleeting
*Stultify
To five an appearance of foolishness to
*Vernal
Belonging to or suggestive of the spring
*Dolor
Lamentation
*Effete
Having lost one's origional power; barren;worn out; exhausted
*Fatuous
Smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly
*Redoubtable
Formidable; causing fear