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vex
1.To annoy, as with petty importunities; bother
2.To cause perplexity in; puzzle
potion
1.A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical
whet
1.To sharpen (a knife, for example); hone
2.To make more keen; stimulate
supercilious
1.Feeling or showing haughty disdain
wan
1.Unnaturally pale, as from physical or emotional distress
2.Suggestive or indicative of weariness, illness, or unhappiness; melancholy
rapt
1.Past participle of rap
2.Deeply moved or delighted; enraptured
3.Deeply absorbed; engrossed
urchin
1.A playful or mischievous youngster; a scamp
stamina
1.Physical or moral strength to resist or withstand illness, fatigue, or hardship; endurance
wry
1.Dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony
2.Temporarily twisted in an expression of distaste or displeasure
3.Abnormally twisted or bent to one side; crooked
surfeit
1.To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust
2.Overindulgence in food or drink
3.An excessive amount
unremitting
1.Never slackening; persistent
resilient
1.Marked by the ability to recover readily, as from misfortune
2.Capable of returning to an original shape or position, as after having been compressed
voracious
1.Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous
2.Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy
simile
1.A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as
virile
1.Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an adult male
2.Having or showing masculine spirit, strength, vigor, or power
3.Capable of performing sexually as a male; potent
somber
1.Dark; gloomy
2.Melancholy; dismal
unmitigated
1.Not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; unrelieved
2.Without qualification or exception; absolute
specious
1.Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious
2.Deceptively attractive
vilify
1.To make vicious and defamatory statements about
bandy
1.To toss or throw back and forth
2.To give and receive (words, for example); exchange
undaunted
1.Not discouraged or disheartened; resolutely courageous
commodious
1.Spacious; roomy
vapid
1.Lacking liveliness, animation, or interest; dull
2.Lacking taste, zest, or flavor; flat
disperse
1.To drive off or scatter in different directions
2.To cause to vanish or disappear
3.To disseminate
4.To separate (light) into spectral rays
venerable
1.Commanding respect by virtue of age, dignity, character, or position
2.Worthy of reverence, especially by religious or historical association
husbandry
1.The act or practice of cultivating crops and breeding and raising livestock; agriculture
2.Careful management or conservation of resources; economy
wistful
1.Full of wishful yearning
2.Pensively sad; melancholy
redundant
1.Exceeding what is necessary or natural; superfluous
2.Needlessly wordy or repetitive in expression
3.Of or relating to linguistic redundancy
zodiac
1.A diagram or figure representing the zodiac
2.A complete circuit; a circle
refractory
1.Obstinately resistant to authority or control
2.Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat
3.Resistant to treatment
terse
1.Brief and to the point; effectively concise
futile
1.Having no useful result
2.Trifling and frivolous; idle
unctuous
1.Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness
2.Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness
3.Abundant in organic materials; soft and rich
ponderous
1.Having great weight
2.Unwieldy from weight or bulk
3.Lacking grace or fluency; labored and dull
Affront
1.To insult intentionally, especially openly.
2.To meet defiantly; confront.
3.An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult:
lugubrious
1.Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
behoove
1.To be necessary or proper for
intelligible
1.Capable of being understood
2.Capable of being apprehended by the intellect alone
Aloof
1.Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
2.At a distance but within view; apart
tenacity
1.The state or quality of being tenacious
2.Holding or tending to hold persistently to something, such as a point of view
brazen
1.Marked by flagrant and insolent audacity
2.Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound
3.Made of brass
ethical
1.Of, relating to, or dealing with ethics
2.Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession
3.Of or relating to a drug dispensed solely on the prescription of a physician
smug
1.Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one's situation; self-righteously complacent
contingency
1.An event that may occur but that is not likely or intended; a possibility
2.The condition of being dependent on chance; uncertainty
3.Something incidental to something else
exalted
1.To raise in rank, character, or status; elevate
2.To glorify, praise, or honor
3.To increase the effect or intensity of; heighten
commendable
1.To represent as worthy, qualified, or desirable
2.To express approval of; praise
3.To commit to the care of another; entrust
poise
1.To carry or hold in equilibrium; balance
2.To be balanced or held in suspension; hover
3.A state of balance or equilibrium; stability
adroit
1.Dexterous; deft.
2.Skillful and adept under pressing conditions.
portend
1.To serve as an omen or a warning of; presage
2.To indicate by prediction; forecast
iniquity
1.Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness
2.A grossly immoral act; a sin
evanesce
1.To dissipate or disappear like vapor
ostensible
1.Represented or appearing as such; ostensive
motley
1.Having elements of great variety or incongruity; heterogeneous
2.Having many colors
invoke
1.To call on (a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration
2.To appeal to or cite in support or justification
3.To call for earnestly; solicit
Adversary
1.An opponent; an enemy.
2.Adversary The Devil; Satan. Often used with the.
cadaverous
1.Suggestive of death; corpselike
2.Of corpselike pallor; pallid
evince
1.To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest
somnolent
1.Drowsy; sleepy
2.Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific
disintegrate
1.To become reduced to components, fragments, or particles
2.To lose cohesion or unity
foible
1.A minor weakness or failing of character
2.The weaker section of a sword blade, from the middle to the tip
digress
1.To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking; stray
irrevocable
1.Impossible to retract or revoke
confide
1.To tell (something) in confidence
2.To give as a responsibility or put into another's care; entrust
furtively
1.Characterized by stealth; surreptitious
2.Expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty
flaunt
1.To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly
2.To parade oneself ostentatiously; show oneself off
replica
1.A copy or reproduction of a work of art, especially one made by the original artist
2.A copy or reproduction, especially one on a scale smaller than the original
plaintive
1.Expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy
disrupt
1.To throw into confusion or disorder
2.To interrupt or impede the progress, movement, or procedure of
3.To break or burst; rupture
guile
1.Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit
connoisseur
1.A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts
2.A person of informed and discriminating taste
cosmopolitan
1.Pertinent or common to the whole world
2.So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest
burgeoned
1.To begin to grow or blossom
2.To put forth new buds, leaves, or greenery; sprout
myriad
1.Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable
2.Composed of numerous diverse elements or facets
3.A vast number
morbid
1.Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased
2.Characterized by preoccupation with unwholesome thoughts or feelings
3.Gruesome; grisly