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accrue
(v.) to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result
annotation
(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion
covert
(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place
debonair
(adj.) pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance
dun
(v.) to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy
efficacious
(adj.) effective, producing results
equanimity
(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic
fortuitous
(adj.) accidental, occuring by a happy chance
gist
(n.) the essential part, main point, or essence
gratuitous
(adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
imperious
(adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
invective
(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative
motley
(adj.) showing great variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a jester's costume; a jester
munificent
(adj.) extremely generous,lavish
procrastinate
(v.) to delay, put off until later
provocative
(adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying
recondite
(adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
reprobate
(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn
sedentary
(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place