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insolvent
adj. bankrupt; unable to repay one's debts
insularity
n. narrow-mindedness; isolation
insuperable
adj. insurmountable; unbeatable
insurgent
adj. rebellious
intermittent
adj. periodic; on and off
intractable
adj. unruly; stubborn; unyielding
intransigence
n. refusal of any compromise; stubborness
intrinsic
adj. essential; inherent; built-in; natural.
irascible
adj. irratable; easily angered
irreproachable
adj. blameless; impeccable
irresolute
adj. uncertain how to act; weak
laconic
adj. brief and to the point
lament
v. grieve; express sorrow
lassitude
n. languor; weariness
lavish
adj. liberal; wasteful
lurid
adj. wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome
magnate
n. person of prominence or influence
malice
n. hatred; spite
marred
adj. damaged; disfigured
mercurial
adj. capricious; changing; fickle
munificent
adj. very generous
negate
v. cancel out; nullify; deny
nonchalance
n. indifference; lack of concern; composure
nullify
v. to make invalid; void; abolish
obdurate
adj. stubborn
obstinate
adj. stubborn
officious
adj. meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services
ominous
adj. threatening
paltry
adj. insignificant; petty; trifling
parochial
adj. narrow in outlook; provincial; related to parishes
parry
v. ward off a blow; deflect
parsimony
n. stinginess; excessive frugality
paucity
n. scarcity; lack
penchant
n. strong inclination; liking
perfunctory
adj. superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care or enthusiasm
perjury
false testimony while under oath
pernicious
adj. very destructive
perturb
v. disturb greatly
petulant
adj. touchy; peevish; extremely insolent or rude in behavior
platitude
n. trite remark; commonplace statement
pliant
adj. flexible; easily influenced
plight
n. condition, state (especially a bad state r condition); predicament
polemical
adj. aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious
prattle
v. babble
precarious
adj. uncertain; risky
precipitate
adj. rash; premature; hasty; sudden
precipitous
adj. steep; overhasty
predilection
n. partiality; preference
proclivity
n. inclination; natural tendency
prodigious
adj.marvelous; enormous
profligate
adj. dissipated; wasteful; wildly mmoral
propitous
adj. favorable; fortunate; advantageous
protract
v. prolong; delay; defer
pugnacity
n. combativeness; disposition to fight
pungent
adj. stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic
querulous
adj. fretful; whining
quiescent
adj. at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
rancor
n. bitterness; hatred
raucous
adj. harsh and shirll; disorderly and boisterous/turbulent
recalcitrant
adj. obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly
raze
v. destroy completely
recant
v. disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error
relinquish
v. give up something with reluctance; yield
renegade
n. deserter; traitor
replete
adj. filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
reprehensible
adj. deserving blame
reproach
v. express disapproval
repudiate
v. disown; disavow
rescind
v. cancel
respite
n. interval of relief; time for rest; delay in punshment
resplendent
adj. dazzling; glorious; brilliant
sectarian
n. relating to a religious faction or subgroup
sedentary
adj. required sitting; settled
sequester
v. isolate; retire from public life; segregate; seclude
solemnity
n. seriousness; gravity
somber
adj. gloomy; depressing; dark; drab
spendthrift
n. someone who WASTES money
spurious
adj. false, counterfeit
spurn
v. reject; scorn
squalor
n. filth; degradation; dirty, neglected state
squander
v. waste
steadfast
adj. loyal; unswerving
static
adj. unchanging; lacking development
strident
adj. loud and harsh; insistent
supercilious
adj. arrogant; condescending; patronizing
supplant
v. replace; usurp
surmount
v. overcome
swindler
n. cheat
tantamount
adj. equivalent in effect or value
tenacity
n. firmness; persistence
tirade
n. extended scolding; denunciation; harangue
tractable
adj. docile; easily managed
trifling
adj. trivial; unimportant
unkempt
adj. disheveled; uncared for in appearance
unprecedented
adj. novel; unparalleled
veracity
n. truthfullness
vigor
n. active strength
vindicate
v. clear from blame; exonerate; justify or support
vindictive
adj. out for revenge; malicious
volatile
adj. changeable
voluble
adj. fluent; glib; talkative