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(to) abjure
to renounce or reject
adumbrate
(adombrare), to foreshadow, to obscure
anathema
solemn curse
anodyne
soothing, something that assuages
apogee
culmination, zenith
apostate
who abandons long-held religious convictions
apotheosis
deification
asperity
(asprezza) rigor, irritability
(to) asseverate
(asserire), to assert
assiduous
diligent, sedulous
augury
(presagio), omen
bellicose
(bellicoso), pugnacious, warlike
calmniate
make a false accusation
slander
(calunniare)
captious
calculated to confuse
cavil
(cavillare) to find fault without good reason
celerity
speed
chimera
illusion
contumacious (adj.)
(contumace/ribelle), rebellious
debacle
complete failure
fiasco
complete failure
denouement
(scioglimento) outcome, solution
descry
(distinguere) to discern
desuetede (noun)
disuse
desultory
(saltuario) marked by a lack of plan or purpose
diaphanous
transparent
diffident
(timido, esitante) reserved, shy
dirge
(lamento funebre) a song of grief
encomium
tribute, eulogy
eschew
shun or avoid
excoriate
(escoriare) to censure scathingly
scathing
(pungente, sarcastico)
execrate
(esecrare) denounce, curse
exegesis
(esegesi)critical examination
expiate
(espiare) make amends for
(to) extirpate
destroy, exeterminate
fatuous
silly, inanely foolish
inane
(vuoto)
fractious
(litigioso), quarrelsome, rebellious
gainsay
(contraddire) deny
heterodox
unorthodox, heretical
imbroglio
(pasticcio) embarassing situation
indefatigable
(infaticabile) not easily exhaustible
ineluctable
certain
inimitable
(inimitabile, impareggiabile) one of a kind
insouciant
(spensierato) unconcerned
inveterate
(radicato) deep rooted, ingrained, habitual
jejune
(privo d'interesse, scialbo) vapid, uninteresting
lubricious
(lubrico) lewd
slippery
(sdruccioloso, instabile)
lewd
(osceno)
mendicant
beggar
meretricious
cheap, showy, attracting by false show
minatory
menacing, threatening
nadir
low point
nonplussed
(sconcertato), baffled, bewildered
obstreperous
(turbolento) noisily defiant
boisterous
(chiassoso)
ossified
to become more rigid, conventional
palliate
to make something less serious
panegyric
formal praise
parsimonious
cheap
pellucid
transparent, easy to understand
peroration
(perorazione) rethorical speech
plangent
(risonante), resounding
prolix
verbose
puerile
childish
puissance
power, strenght
pusillanimous
pusillanime
craven
pusillanime
remonstrate
to protest, object
sagacious
(perspicace) wise
wise
(saggio)
salacious
(lussurioso) lustful, lascivious
salutary
remedial, causing improvement
sanguine
cheerful, confident
saturnine
(triste) dark, sullen
stentorian
extremely loud and powerful
stygian
gloomy, dark
sycophant
(adulatore) toady, servile
toady
(adulatore)
tendentious
biased, showing marked tendecies
timorous
timid, fearful
tyro
(principiante), rank amateur
rank
(rozzo)
greenhorn
(pivello)
(to) vitiate
to corrupt
voluble
(fluente) fluent