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preposterous
completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; utterly foolish; absurd; senseless; ridiculous
meritorious
worthy of honor; praiseworthy; commendable; laudable; deserving
congenial
having the same tastes and temperament; friendly; sociable
zeal
intense enthusiasm; impassioned eagerness; ardor; fervor; passion
buffoon
person given to joking, clowning, or playing pranks; clown; zany
malicious
full of malice (ill will); desirous of doing mischief or making others suffer; spiteful; malevolent
procrastinate
defer action; habitally put off the doing of something that should be done; delay; dawdle; postpone
reimburse
make repayment (to someone) for expenses or losses incured; repay; recompense; compensate
vicinity
surrounding area or region; neighborhood; locality
toxic
affected by or acting as a potion; poisonous; venomous
curtail
cut back; shorten; lessen; abbreviate; reduce
unscupulous
acting without strict regard for what is right; lacking in moral princiles; inprincipled; conscienceless
enigma
something puzzling or hard to explain; mystery; riddle; puzzle
skinflint
one who is very hard and grasping in money matters; misser; tightwad; pinchpenny
deplete
empty completely or partially; drain; exhaust; lessen
vivacious
full of life and spirits; lively; sprightly; active
barren
producing little or no vegitation; incapable of producing offspring;unproductive; sterile
apprehensive
fearful about something that might happen; uneasy; anxious
adorn
add beauty to; make more attractive; decorate; embelish; beautify
amass
collect for oneself; pile up; accumulate; gather
appalling
filled with horror, shock, or dismay; frightful; shocking
enhance
add or contribute to; increase; augment; improve; intensify
imminent
about to take place ;at hand; impending; threatening; near
fathom
get to the bottom of; understand throughly; interpret; penetrate
obligation
something one is bound to do; duty; responsibility
gullible
easily tricked or cheated; credulous; naive
initial
occuring at the beginning; first; introductory
increment
something added; increase; addition; raise
lavish
very generous in giving or spending; prodigal; profuse; unstinting
obligatory
legally or morally binding; mandatory; required
deplore
regret strongly; disapprove of; feel greif for; lament; bewail
corroborate
support with evidence; confirm; substantiate; verify
legible
capable of being read; easy to read; readable; decipherable
melancholy
in a gloomy state of mind; sad; depressed; heavyhearted
minimized
make (something or someone) appear as unimportant as possible; belittle; disparage; decry
festive
of or suited to a feast or festival; joyful; merry; jovial
ordeal
extremely difficult experience that tries one's character or endurance; trail; test
tension
mental or emotional strain; suspense; anxiety; stress
stalemate
situation in which no action can be taken ; deadlock; tie; draw
paltry
of little or no value; cheap; shoddy; trivial; picayune