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extrapolation
N projection
The extrapolation showed the business how much money they were going to lose.
Fawning
A aiming to please
exculpate
V. clear from blame
exacerbate
V. worsen
The ideas of the new Prime Minister exacerbated the problems in IRaq.
exigency
N urgent situation
esoteric
A hard to understand
equivocate
V. lie to mislead
I equivocated my way to get the job, but then against those who appointed me to their surprise.
equanimity
N calmness of temperament
His temperament was always equal no matter who he was talking to.
engender
v. to cause
Her pregnancy engendered a child.
elicit
v. draw out by discussion
The detectives tried to elicit where the boot leggers got their wisky.
eclectic
A selective
The peace core is now eclectic? I thought they took anyone.
ebullient
A. showing excitement
efficacy
N power to produce a desire effect
Some say republicans have more efficacy then democrats.
effrontery
N imprudence
To front some one would be an example of effrontery or imprudence.
dupe
N someone easily fooled
diverge
V vary
The students diverged into their various fields of speciality
Dissolution
N looseness in morals
Niche warns against the dissolution of morals.
disseminate
V scatter
THe tree disseminated many apples in hopes of spreading its seed.
distend
V expand
The heat made the blocks distand
dissemble
v. disguise
We dissembled as the Beastie Boys to get into the Grammies.
disinterested
A unprejudiced
I am disinterested in the subject, I will approach it with an open mind.
disingenious
A insincere
discrete
A unconnected
There were ten discrete attacks during one hour in Vietnam.
discerning
A mentally quick
I wish I were discerning.
diatribe
N bitter scolding
I will diatribe you in every language!
disabuse
V correct a false impression
I want to disabuse, the correction of an abuse.
desiccate
V dry up
The Blu Danue became desiccate in a matter of days.
desultory
A aimless
The desultory remarks may distroy his future career.
diffidence
A shyness
diffuse
A wordy
The diffuse speech was not understood by the lower classes.
denigrate
V blacken
The eclipse denigrated the sky.
deride
V ridicule
He was dirided when the 4th graders made fun of his time machine.
craven
A cowardly
contrite
A penitent
His contrite tears did not bring the dead back to life.
condone
V forgive
conciliatory
A reconciling
compendium
V. brief
This essay can serve as a compendium to the rest of the field.
cogent
A convincing
Cogenatively my mind finds these ideas cogent.
coagulate
V thicken
The ploat was coagulated by Boo Radly's actions.
caustic
A sarcastically biting
The caustic remarks ended the long friendship.
capricious
A unpreditable
The strom was capricious, striking any tree or human at random.
Burnish
V make shiny by rubbing
My medals look great after a fresh burnishing.
boorish
A rude
That action is boorish like a boor.
belie
Vcontradict
S orry to belie the fact you have a skinny belly.
austere
A stern
The scoutmaster was austere in her decree that no one would look at her daughters.
assuage
V lesson pain
Most men can be assuaged by being fed a sausauge.
attenuate
V makethinner
artless
A without art, honest
approbation
N approval
appropriate
v acquire
I will appropriate there farm after their check defaults.
ameliorate
V improve.
improve with love.
alacrity
N cheerful promptness.
Their alacrity was evident in their cheerful shouts.
abscond
v depart secretly and hide