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approbation
official approval
assuage
to make easier: to put an end to
caolition
a combination, union for some specific purpose
decandence
decline, decay: a conditon or period of decline or decay
elicit
to draw forth, bring out from some source
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or dicision by earnest reasoning
hackneyed
used so often that it lacks originality
innuedo
a hint, indirect suggestio, or reference
intercede
to plead on behalf of someone else
jaded
wearied, worn out, dulled
lurid
causing shock, horror, or revulsion; gory
meritorious
deserving of recognition and praise
petulant
peevish; annoyed by trifles; irritable
prerogative
a special right or privlege
provincial
pertaining ot an outlying area, narrow in mind or outlook; a person with a narrow point of view
simulate
to make a oretense of, imitate, to shoe the outer signs of
transcend
to rise above or beyond, exceed
umbrage
an overshadowing influence or power, irritation, annoyance
hiatus
a gap, opening break, pause
unctuous
excessivly smooth or smug: trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness
ameliorate
to improve, make better
aplomb
poise, assurance, great self-confidence
bombastic
overblown in lanuage
callow
without experience, immature
drivel
saliva or mucus flowing from th mouth to the nose, foolish aimlis talk or thinking; to let saliva flow from the mouth to the nose, to utter nonsense
epitome
a summary, an instance that represents a larger reality
exhort
to urge strongly
ex officio
by virtue of holding a certain office
infringe
to violate, trespass
ingratiate
to make oneself aggreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance
interloper
one who moves in where he or she is not wanted, an intruder
intrinsic
belonging to someone or something by its very nature, organic
inveigh
to make a violent attack in words
lassitude
lack of energy
millenium
a period of 1000 years; a period of great joy
occult
mysterious magical supernatura, not dectable by ordinary means; to hide or conceal; matters envolving the supernatural
permeate
soak through, penetrate, to spread through
precipitate
to fall as moisture; characterizes as excessive haste; moistuer, the product of an action
stringent
strict, severe, rigorous
surmise
to think or beliee without certain supporting evidence; likely idea that lacks definate proof
abominate
to have an intense dislike or hatred for
acculturation
the modification of the social patterns , adaptation
adventitious
resulting from chance rather than from an inherit cause or character
ascribe
to assign or refer to, attribute
circuitous
roundabout, not direct
commiserate
to sympathize with, have pitty or sorrow for, empathize
enjoin
to direct or order to prescribe a course of an action in an authorative way
expedite
to make easy, to cause progress faster
expiate
to make ammends, to avert
ferment
a state of great excitement, to be in or work into such a state
inadvertent
resulting from or marked by lack of attention
nominal
existing in name only
noncommitable
not decisive or definate
peculate
to steal something that has been given into one's trust
proclivity
a natural or habitual inclination or tendency
sangfroid
composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances
seditious
resistent to lawful authority
tenuous
thin, slender, lacking clarity, vague, hazy
vitriolic
bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting
wheedle
to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end
affable
courteous and pleasent
aggrandize
to increase in greatness, power and wealth
amorphous
shapeless, without definate form
aura
that which surrounds; a distinctive air or personal quality
contraband
illegal traffic, smuggled goods
erudite
scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic
gossamer
thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; a very thin light cloth
infer
to find out by reasoning, imply
inscrutable
incapable of being understood
insular
realting to, narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
irrevocable
incapable of being changed or called back
propensity
a natural inclination or prediction toward
querulous
peevish,complaining, fretful
remonstrate
to argue to plead with someone against something
repudite
to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
resilient
able to return to an originally shape or for, able to recover quickly
scurrilous
coarsly abusive, vulger or low, foul-mouthed
sedulous
persistent, showing industry and determination
reverberate
to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatably
sleazy
thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; cheesy
amnesty
a general pardon for an offense against a goverment
autonomy
self-goverment, political control
axiomatic
self eveident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
blazon
to adorn or embellish
caveat
a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior
equitable
fair, just embodying principles of justice
extricate
to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort
filch
to steal, especially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
flout
to mock, treat with contempt
fractious
tending to be troublesome, unruly, quarrelsome, contrary
precept
a rule of conduct or action
salutary
beneficial, helpful
scathing
bitterly severe, causing great harm
scourge
to whip, punish severly;
sepulchral
funereal, typical of the tomb
soporific
tending to cause slepp
straitlaced
extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct
transient
lasting only a short time, fleeting
unwiedly
not easily carried, handled or managed because of soze or complexity
vapid
dull, uninteresting, tiresome
anomalous
abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
aspersion
a damaging or derogatory starement
bizarre
extremely strange
brusque
abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
cajole
to coax, to presuade through flattery or artifice
castigate
to punish severly
contrive
to plan with ingenuity, invent, concoct, concieve
demagogue
a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promisses in order to gain power
disabuse
weariness and dissatisfaction from the lack of occupation or intrest, boredom
ennui
weariness and dissastifaction from the lack of occupationor intrest, boredom
fetter
a chain or shackle placed o the feet; to chain or shackle
heinous
very wicked, offensive, hateful
immutable
not subject to change, constant
insurgent
one who rebels or rises against authority
magalomania
a delusion marked by feeling of power, wealth, talent
sinecure
a position requiring little or no work
surreptitious
stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; mde or accomplished by fraud
transgress
to go beyond a limit or boundary
transmute
to change from one nature, substance, or form to another
vicarious
performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another