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ADAPT
to adjust or change to suit conditions
ATTEST
to bear witness, affairm to be true or genuine
DOVETAIL
to fit togetjer exactly; to connect so as to form a whole; a carpentry figure resembling a dovetail
ENORMITY
the quality or exceeding all moral bounds; an exceedingly evil act; huge size; immensity
FALTER
to hesitate, stumble,lose courage;to speak hesitatingly;to lose drive, weaken,decline
FOREBODING
a warning or feeling that something bad will happen; marked by fear, ominous
FORLORN
totally abandoned and helpless; sad and lonely;wretched or pitiful;almost hopeless
HAUGHTY
chilingly proud and scournful
IMPEDIMENT
a physical defect; hindreance,obsticle
IMPERATIVE
necessary, urgent; aform of a verb expressing a command;that which is necessary or required
LOITER
to linger in an aimless way; hang around, dawdle, tarry
MALINGER
to pretend illness, to avoid duty or work, lie down on the job
PITHY
short but full of meaning and point
PLUNDER
to rob by force, especially during wartime; to seize wrongfully; property stolen by force
SIMPER
to smile or speak in a silly, forced way
STEADFAST
firmly fixed; constant, not moving or changing
VAUNTED
much boasted about in a vain or swaggering way
VILIFY
to abuse or belittle unjustly or maliciously
WAIF
a person without a home or friend; a stray person or animal; something that comes along by chance, a stay bit
WRY
twisted, turned to one side; cleverly and often grimly humorous
AMPLIFY
to make stronger, larger, greater, louder,or the like
ARMISTICE
a temporary peace, halt in fighting
ARROGANT
haughty, too convinced of one's own importance
BLAND
gentle, soothing,mild; lacking interest and taste
DISCLAIM
to deny interest in or connection with; to give up all claim to
EPOCH
a distinct period of time, era, age
ESTRANGE
to drift apart or become unfriendly; to cause such a seperation; to remove or keep at a distance
GRATIFY
to please, satistify; to indulge or humor
INFINITE
excedingly great, inexhaustible, without limit, endless; preceeded by an incalcuable number, infinity,God
IRASCIBLE
easily made angry, hot tempered
KINDRED
a person's relatives; related by blood; like similar
NAIVE
innocent, unsophisticated, showing lack of worldly knowledge and experience
NICHE
a decorative recess in a wall, a suitable place or position for a person or thing
OBLITERATION
to blot out completely, destroy utterly
RAMSHACKLE
appearing ready to collaspe, loose, and shacky
RANSACK
to search or examine thoroughly; to rob, plunder
ROTE
unthinking and routine, a fixed or mechanical way of doing something
SOLVENT
able to meet one's financial obligations; having the power to disolve other substances, something that solves, explains, eliminates, or softens
TEDIOUS
long and tiresome
VENDOR
a person who sells something
ABYSS
a deep bottemless pit
BEFALL
to happen, to occur
CRUCIAL
of supreme importance, decisive, critical
DREGS
the last remaining part; the part of least worth
EMBODY
to give form to; to incorporate; include; to personify
EXASPERATE
to irratate , annoy, or anger
FIASCO
the complete collaspe or failure of a project
GARNISH
to adorn or decorate, especially food
HERITAGE
an inheritance; a birthright
INERT
lifeless, unable to move or act; slow, inactive
MERCENARY
acting or working for self-gain; a hired soldier, soldier of fortune
NEGLIGENT
marked by careless or indifference; failing to do what should be done
OBLIVION
forgetfulness, disregard; a state of being forgotten; an amnesty, general pardon
OPUS
an impressive piece of work, especially a musical composition
PALLID
pale, lacking color, weak, lifeless
PARABLE
a short narritive designed to teach a moral lesson
RATIONAL
based on reasoning; able to make use of reason; sensible; reasonable
RECIPROCAL
shared; involving give and take between two people or things; working in both directions; gives 1
STRICTURE
a limitation or restriction; a criticism; a narrowing of a passage in the body
VENEER
a thin outer layer, a surface appearance or decoration; to cover with a thin layer