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apprise
to inform
inform someone to get the prize
arboreal
of pertaining to a tree/trees
argot
a specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group
ar guing
arrant
notoriously bad
ar - rant (and rave) so loud that everyone knows he is bad
asperity
harshness or roughness of temper
as - per
aspen volcano erupting
augury
omen
auxiliary
One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
auxiliary services in Biola
avow
to declare openly
a - vow in a wedding
baleful
malignant
bale a handful of the tumor out
bedaub
To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
be it a little dab, can become a big smear
berate
to scold severly
be - rate: rate in public
blandishment
flattery intended to persuade
actually very bland embellishment
bland remark handed on a dish treated as a fake mint
boisterous
unchecked merriment or animal spirits
like an oister
boorish
rude
like a boor
breach
the violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation
broach
to mention, for the first time
bumptious
full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit
full of bumps in relationships
burnish
to make brilliant or shining
burnished bronze
cabal
A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose
caleb and the 11 spies
cajole
to impose on or dupe by flattering speech
jo - (vi) - al
but also to dupe (different from blandishment)
callow
without experience of the world
shallower than a cow
calumny
slander
slander in a column
cant
To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity
the reformers must have done this when forced to re-cant
capacious
roomy
capacity
capitulate
to surrender or stipulate terms
put a cap on before its too late (surrender while you can still get a bargain on the thing)
captious
hypercritical
always putting a cap on someone
chagrin
Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors
opposite of grin
circumlocution
indirect or roundabout expression
coddle
to treat as a baby or an invalid
coeval
existing during the same period fo time, also a contemporary
many evil rulers existing at the same time: co - evil
cogitate
consider carefully and deeply, ponder
cognizant
taking notice
cognitively analyzing and noticing an ant
collusion
a secret agreement for a wrongful purpose
co - illusion on all parts
as opposed to "cabal," this word is negative