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avaricious
(adj.) greedy; grasping; covetous
covet
(v.) desire; long for; crave, especially something belonging to another
dowry
(n.) money, property, etc., that a bride brings to her husband
financial
(adj.) having to do with money matters; monetary; pecuniary; fiscal
fleece
(v.) (literally, to remove the wool from a sheep or a similar animal) deprive or strip of money or belongings by fraud; charge excessively for goods or services; rob; cheat; swindle
hoard
(v.) save and conceal; accumulate; amass
lavish
(adj.) 1. too free in giving, using or spending; profuse; prodical
2. given or spent too freely; very abundant; extravagant; profuse
lucrative
(adj.) profitable; moneymaking
means
(n. pl.) wealth; property; resources
opulence
(n.) wealth; riches; affluence
sumptuous
(adj.) involving large expense; luxorious; costly
apprehensive
(adj.) expecting something unfavorable; afraid; anxious
cower
(v.) draw back trembingly; shrink or crouch in fear; cringe; recoil
dastardly
(adj.) cowardly and mean
intimidate
(v.) make fearful or timid; frighten; force by fear; cow; bully
poltroon
(n.) thorough coward; dastard; craven
timid
(adj.) lacking courage or self-confidnece; fearful; timorous; shy
trepidation
(n.) nervous agitation; fear; fright; trembling
audacious
(adj.) 1. bold; fearlessly daring
2. too bold; insolent; impudent
audacity
(n.) nerve; rashness; temerity
dauntless
(adj.) fearless; intrepid; very brave; valiant
exploit
(n.) heroic act; daring deed; feat
fortitude
(n.) courage in facing dnager, hardship or pain; endurance; bravery; pluck; backbone; valor
indomitable
(adj.) incapable of being subdued; unconquerable; invincible
plucky
(adj.) courageous; brave; valiant; valorous
rash
(adj.) overhasty; fooldhardy; reckless; impetuous; taking too much risk
alias
(n.) assumed name
alias
(adv.) otherwise called; otherwise known as
clandestine
(adj.) carried on in secrecy and concealment; secret; covert; underhand; undercover
engima
(n.) puzzling statement; riddle; mystery; puzzling problem or person
engimatic
(adj.) mysterious; puzzling; obscure
latent
(adj.) present but not showing itself; hidden but capable of being brought to light; dormant; potential
lurk
(v.)1. be hidden; lie in ambush
2. move stealthily; sneak; slink
seclude
(v.) shut up apart from others; confine in a place hard to read; hide; cloister; sequester
stealthy
(adj.) secret in action or character; catlike; sly; furtive
apprise
(v.) inform; notify; advise
avowal
(n.) open acknowledgment; frank; declaration;admission; confession
divulge
(v.) make public; disclose; reveal; tell
elicit
(v.) draw forth; bring out; evoke extract
enligthen
(v.) shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; free from ignorance; inform; instruct
manifest
(v.) show; reveal; display; evidence
manifest
(adj.) plain; clear; evident; not obscure; obvious
overt
(Adj.) open to view; not covert or hidden; public; manifest
acede
(v.) (usually followed by to) agree; assent; consent; acquiesce
accord
(n.) agreement; harmony
compact
(n.) agreement; understanding; accord; covenant
compatible
(adj.) able to exist together harmoniously; in harmony; agreeable; congenial
compromise
(n.) settlement reached bny a apartial yielding on both sides
conform
(v.) be in agreement or harmony with; act in accordance with accepted standards or customs; comply; obey
consistent
(adj.) keeping to the same principles throughout; shwoing no contradiction; in accord; compatible; consonant
correspond
(v.) be in harmony; match; fit; agree; be similar
dovetail
(v.) to fit together wtih, so as to form a harmonious whole; interlock with
reconcile
(v.) cause to be friendly again; bring back to harmony
relent
(v.) become less ahrsh, severe or strict; soften in temper; yield
altercation
(n.) noisy, angry dispute; quarrel, wrangle
antagonize
(v.) make an enemy of; arouse the hostility of
cleavage
(n.) split; division; schism; chasm
discord
(n.) disagreement; dissension;strife
discrepancy
(n.) difference; disagreement; variation; inconsistency
dissent
(v.) differ in opinion; disagree; object
embroil
(v.) draw into a conflict
estrange
(v.) turn (someone) from affection to dislike or enmity; make unfriendly; separate; alineate
friction
(n.) conflict of ideas between persons or parties of opposing views; disagreement
irreconcilable
(adj.) unable to be brought into friendly accord or understanding; hostile beyond the possibility of reconciliation; not reconcilable; incompatible
litigation
(n.) lawsuit; act or process of carrying on a lawsuit
at variance
in disagreement; at odds
wrangle
(v.) quarrel noisily; dispute angrily; brawl; bicker
condiment
(n.) something (such as pepper or spices) added to or served with food to enhance its flavor; seasoning
devour
(v.) eat up greedily; feast upon like an animal or a glutton; dispatch
edible
(adj.)fit for human consumption; eatable; comestible; nonpoisonous
glutton
(n.) 1. greedy eater; person in the habit of eating too much
2. person with a great capacity for enduring or doing something
luscious
(adj.) delicious; juicy and sweet; delectable
palatable
(adj.) agreeable to the taste; pleasing; savory
slake
(v.) (with refernce to thirst) bring to an end through refreshing drink; satisfy; quench
succulent
(adj.) full of juice; juicy
voracious
(adj.) having ahuge appetite; greedy in eating; gluttonous; ravenous
colossal
(Adj.) huge; enormous; gigantic; mammoth; vast
commodious
(Adj.) spacious and comfortable; roomy; ample; not confining
gamut
(n.) entire range of anything, as of musical notes, emotions, etc.
infinite
(Adj.) wihtout ends or limits; boundless; endless; inexhaustible
infinitesimal
(Adj.) so small as to be almost nothing; immesaurably small; very minute
inflate
(v.) swell with air or gas; expand; puff up
inordinate
(adj.) much too great; not kept within reasonable bounds; excessive; immoderate
iota
(n.) (ninth and smallest letter of the Greek alphabet) very small quantity; infinitesimal amount; bit
magnitude
(n.) size; greatness; largeness; importance
picayune
(adj.) concerned with trifling matters; petty; small; of little value
pittance
(n.) small amount; meager wage or allowance
puny
(Adj.) slight or inferior in size, power or importnace; weak; insignificant
superabundance
(n.) great abundance; surplus; excess
debilitate
(v.) impair the strength of; enfeeble; weaken
decadent
(adj.) marked by decay or decline; falling off; declining; deteriorating
decrepit
(Adj.) broken down or weakened by old age or use; worn out
dilapidated
(adj.) falling to pieces; decayed; partly ruined or decayed through neglect
enervate
(v.) lessent the vigor or strenght of; weaken; enfeeble
flimsy
(adj.) lacking strength or solidity; fragile
incapacitate
(v.)render incapable or unfit; disable; paralyze
infirmity
(n.)weakness feebleness; frailty
bulwark
(n.)wall-like defensive structure; rampart; defense; protection; safeguard
citadel
(n.) fortress; stronghold
cogent
(Adj.) forcible; compelling;powerful; convincing
dynamic
(adj.) forceful; energetic; active
formidable
(adj.) exciting fear by reason of strength, size, difficulty, etc.; hard to overcome; to be dreaded
forte
(n.) strong point; that which one does with excellence
impregnable
(adj.) incapable of being taken by assault; unconquerable; invincible
invigorate
(v.) give vigor to; fill with life and energy; strengthen; enliven
robust
(adj.) strong and healthy; viorous; sturdy; sound
tenacious
(Adj.) holding fast or tending to hold fast; unyielding;stubborn;strong
vehement
(adj.) shwoing strong feeling; forceful; violent; furious
vigor
(adj.) active strenght or force; energy
default
(n.) failure to do something required; neglect; negligence; failure to meet a financial obligation
default
(v.) fail to pay or appear when due
heedless
(Adj.)inattentive; careless; thoughtless;unmindfl; reckless
ignore
(v.) refuse to take notice of; disregard; overlook
inadvertent
(adj.) (used to describe blunders, mistakes, etc., rather than people) heedless; thoughtless; careless
neglect
(V.) give little or no attention to; leave undone; disregard
neglect
(n.) lack of proper care or attention; disregard; negligence
remiss
(adj.) negligent; carless; lax
sloven
(n.) untidy person
slovenly
(Adj.) negligent of neatness or der in one's dress, habits, work, etc; slipshod; sloppy
discreet
(Adj.) showing good judgment in speech and action; wisely cautious
heed
(V.)take notice of; give careful attention to;mind
meticulous
(Adj.) extremely or excessively careful about small details; fussy
scrupulous
(Adj.) having painstaking regard for what is right; conscientious; honest; strict; precise
scrutinize
(v.) examine closely; inspect
solicitude
(n.)anxious or excessive care; concern; anxiety
vigilance
(n.) alert watchfulness to discover and avoid danger; alertness;caution;watchfulness
wary
(adj.) on one's guard against danger, deception, etc.; cautious; vigilant
abroad
(adv.) in or to a foreign land or lands
commute
(v.) travel back and forth daily, as from a home in the suburbs to a job in the city
commuter
(n.) person who commutes
denizen
(n.) inhabitant; dweller; resident; occupant
domicile
(n.) house; home;dwelling; residence; abode
inmate
(n.) perosn confined to an instiution prison, hospital, etc.
migrate
(v.)1. move from one place to settle in another 2. move from one place to another with the change of season
native
(n.) person born in a particular place
native
(adj.) born or originating ina particular place
nomad
(n.) member of a tribe that has no fixed abode but wanders from place to place; wanderer
nomadic
(adj.) roaming from place to place; wandering; roving
sojourn
(n.) temporary stay
defiance
(n.) refusal to obey authority; disposition to resist; state of opposition
infraction
(n.) brekaing (of a law, regulation, etc.); violation; breach
insubordinate
(Adj.) not submitting to authority; disobedient; mutinous; rebellious
insurgent
(n.) person who rises in revolt; rebel
insurrection
(n.) uprising against established authority; rebellion; revolt
malcontent
(n.) discontented person; rebel
perverse
(Adj.) obstinate (in opposing what is right or reasonable); willful;wayward
sedition
(n.) speech, writing, or action seeking to overthrow the government; treaosn
transgress
(v.) go beyond set limits of; violate, break, or overstep a command or law
trespass
(v.) encroach on another's rights privelges, property, etc.
acquiesce
(v.) accept by keeping silent; submit; quietly; comply
allegiance
(n.) loyalty; devotion; faithfulness; fidelity
defer
(v.) yield to another out of respect, authority or courtesy; submite politely
discipline
(v.) train in obedience; bring under control
docile
(Adj.) easily tuaght; obedient; tractable; submissive
discipline
(v.) train in obedience; bring under control
docile
(adj.) easily tuaght; obedient; tractable; submissive
meek
(adj.) submissive; yielidng wihtout resentment when ordered about or hurt by others; acquiescent
pliable
(adj.) easily bent or influenced; yielding; adaptable
submit
(v.) yield to another's will, authority, or power; yield; surrender
tractable
(Adj.) easily controlled, led or taught; docile
chronic
(adj.) 1. marked by long duration or frequent recurrence 2. having a characteristic, habit, disease, etc., for a long time; confirmed; habitual
concurrent
(adj.) occurring at the same time; simultaneous; contemporary
dawdle
(v.) waste time; loiter; idle
imminent
(adj.) about to happen; threatening to occur soon; near at hand
incipient
(adj.) beginning to show itself; commencing; in an early stage; initial
allegiance
(n.) loyalty; devotion; faithfulness; fidelity
defer
(v.) yield to another out of respect, authority or courtesy; submite politely
discipline
(v.) train in obedience; bring under control
docile
(Adj.) easily tuaght; obedient; tractable; submissive
discipline
(v.) train in obedience; bring under control
docile
(adj.) easily tuaght; obedient; tractable; submissive
meek
(adj.) submissive; yielidng wihtout resentment when ordered about or hurt by others; acquiescent
pliable
(adj.) easily bent or influenced; yielding; adaptable
submit
(v.) yield to another's will, authority, or power; yield; surrender
tractable
(Adj.) easily controlled, led or taught; docile
chronic
(adj.) 1. marked by long duration or frequent recurrence 2. having a characteristic, habit, disease, etc., for a long time; confirmed; habitual
concurrent
(adj.) occurring at the same time; simultaneous; contemporary
dawdle
(v.) waste time; loiter; idle
imminent
(adj.) about to happen; threatening to occur soon; near at hand
incipient
(adj.) beginning to show itself; commencing; in an early stage; initial
intermittent
(adj.) coming and going at intervals; stopping and beginning again; recurrent; periodic
perennial
(adj.)1. lasting indefinetly; incessant; enduring;permanent;constant;perpetual;everlasting 2. (of plants) continuing to live from year to year
procrastinate
(v.) put off until later things that should be done now; defer; postpone
protract
(V.) draw out; lengthen in time; prolong; continue; extend
compulsory
(adj.) required by authority; obligatory
entail
(v.) involve as a necessary consequence; impose; require
essence
(n.) most necessary or significant part, aspect, or feature; fundamental nature; core
gratuitous
(adj.) uncalled for; unwarranted
imperative
(Adj.)not to be avoided; urgent; necessary; obligatory; compulsory
incumbent
(adj.) (with on or upon) imposed as a duty; obligatory
indispensable
(adj.) absolutely necessary; essential
necessitate
(v.)make necessary; require; demand
oblige
(v.)compel; force; put under a duty or obligation
obviate
(v.) make unnecessary; preclude
prerequisite
(n.) something required beforehand
pressing
(adj.) requiring immediate attention; urgent
superfluous
(Adj.) more than what is enough or necessary; surplus; excessive; unnecessary