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desultory
jumping from one thing to another
impudent
disrespectful. The impudent student was removed from the classroom.
accusation
to accuse someone.to charge, blame.
summit
the top of the mountain, the top of something
solicitous
concerned
festoon
decorate, adorn, trim. At christmas we festoon the christmas tree.
random
by chance, accidental, hit or miss. They chose the winning ticket by random
feasible
workable, possible
Recrimination
to make a return charge against the accuser
perpetration
perform, carry out, commit,,transact "pull off, execute"
mirthless
depression, gloom, misery, unhappy. He had a mirthless look on his face when he failed the test.
indignant
angry, incensed, enraged
tenacious
persistant, tough, stubborn. The mother was tenacious about wanting her son to do well in school
methodically
orderly, regular, precise
implicate
accuse, point the finger at. The witness implicated the suspect.
acquiesced
to yield, give in, or agree without enthusiasm
idiosyncracy
peculiarity, quirk. It is an idiosyncracy that he has blue eyes.
malicious
showing active ill will, willing to hurt
scorn
hate, reject. There was much scorn between the two enemies
rummaging
search through
reiterate
repeat.to go over again.Why must she reiterate that he must study harder.
proxy
hire someone to hire someone to kill. Substitute, fill-in, alternate, second
grimace
pained expression, twisted face
convulse
shake violently
perjury
lying under oath in a court of law
juncture
connection, joining, meeting,union
listless
weary, tired of it. By the end of the night, my mom is very listless
perplex
confuse, puzzle
reputation
character, name. The prisoner had a bad reputation
marooned
stranded, abandoned, isolated, helpless, left behind
sufficient
enough, plenty. Do you have sufficient money to buy lunch
aversions
intense dislike
Brian has an aversion to broccoli
clench
to grip tightly, hold firm. She clenched the money in her hand.
hypocrisy
lip service, phoniness,two faced,
coincidence
by chance. Two things happening that are the same that are not planned.It is a coincidence that the two brothers were both born in January
dubiously
causes doubt, questionable, uncertain
I was dubious of her chances of winning the lottery
discourse
dialogue, speech, conversation,talk, discussion.The discourse between the father and son was quite tense.