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abate
V
-to make less in amount, degree, etc.
-to subside, become less
-to nullify
-to deduct, omit
adulation
N
-praise or flattery that is excessive
anathema
N
-an object of intense dislike
-a curse or stron denunciation
astute
ADJ
-shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
avarice
N
-greedy desire, particularly for wealth
culpable
ADJ
-deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
dilatory
ADJ
-tending to delay or procrastinate, not promt
-intend, delay, postpone
egregious
ADJ
-conspicious, standing out from the mass (in an unfavorable sense)
equivocate
V
-to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation
-to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
evanescent
ADJ
-vanishing, soon passing away
-light and airy
irresolute
ADJ
-unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
nebulous
ADJ
-cloudlike, resemblnig a cloud
-cloudy in color, not transparent
-vague, confused, indistinct
novice
N
-one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience
penury
N
-extreme poverty
-barrenness, insufficiency
pretentious
ADJ
-done for show, striving to make a big impression
-claiming merit or position unjustifiably
-making demands on one's skill or abilities, ambitious
recapitulate
V
-to review a series of facts
-to sum up
resuscitate
V
-to revive, bring back to conciousness or existence
slovenly
ADJ
-untidy, dirty, careless
supposition
N
-something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
torpid
ADJ
-inactive, sluggish, dull, lethargic