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interdiction
words or statement that forbids, stops, or prohibits an action
intimidation
a threat; fear
invective
cursing; abusive language
inveigle
lead someone astray; set a trap for; tempt or trick someone to do wrong
inveterate
deep-rooted habbit; of long standing
inviolate
unharmed;unable to be harmed
irascible
uncooperative; bad-tempered; easily angered
judicious
using good judgment; acting wisely
lenient
not harsh; easy with rules; shows mercy; indulgent
manifest
to show; obvious; apparent
mendicant
beggar; pauper; indigent
modicum
small amount
mortify
embarass to death; shame; humiliate
multifarious
many different ways; diverse; varied
oblivion
forgetfulness; unconsciousness; nothingness
obscure
cloudy; hard to see; difficult to understand
obviate
to get rid of effectively; to solve the problem
odious
hateful; repulsive
opulence
great wealth; affluence; abundance
ostentatious
showy; pretentious; bragging about possessions or fortune
pecuniary
about money
pejorative
negative; bad; having disparaging (put down) effect
pernicious
wicked; evil; destructive; causing harm intentionally
perpetrate
to start an action; to do; to commit
persevere
persist; keep doing or working no matter how difficult or challenging
portentous
carries a warning of danger; omen; ominous
pragmatic
practical; sensible; down to earth
predilection
a preference for something; a natural liking for something
prerogative
absolute right; exclusive right or privilege
presage
warning about the future; foreshadowing; omen
propensity
a habit; predilection; tendency
propitiate
make up for something bad one has done; appease; atone
purloin
to steal a small item
purveyor
merchant; a seller
pusillanimous
cowardly; lacks courage; craven
querulous
complaining; peevish uncooperative
recluse
one who lives alone, away form society; hermit
remonstrated
protested; objected
reticent
holding back; hesitant to speak out; not willing to speak out the truth
retinue
group of followers
propensity
a habit; predilection; tendency
propitiate
make up for something bad one has done; appease; atone
purloin
to steal a small item
purveyor
merchant; a seller
pusillanimous
cowardly; lacks courage; craven
querulous
complaining; peevish uncooperative
recluse
one who lives alone, away form society; hermit
remonstrated
protested; objected
reticent
holding back; hesitant to speak out; not willing to speak out the truth
retinue
group of followers
retribution
pusnishment for a wrong; something demanded in repayment
sagacity
wisdom
salient
jumping out or sticking out; conspicuous, or important
sedate
calm; peaceful; serene; composed in character and manner
scrutiny
examine closely and carefully every detail
sequestered
held apart; shut away for safety; taken into legal custody
solace
comfort given to someone who is sad or suffereing sorrow
specter, spectral
ghost; ghostly; aberration
speculative
thinking about and looking at something thoughtfully; contemplating
steeped
soaked; saturated
supplicate
to beg; entreat; to pray
tacit
understood but not spoken, such as a look that carries a message
temerity
bold; speaking out of turn; to push ahead of others
vagaries
unusual, erratic or extravagant actions; actions different from normal ones
vindicated
freed from blame; cleared of suspicion; proved innocent or worthy
viscosity
stickiness; oiliness
vulnerable
open to harm; weak