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indite
1.To write; compose
2.To set down in writing
effrontery
1.Brazen boldness; presumptuousness
iridescent
1.Producing a display of lustrous, rainbowlike colors
2.Brilliant, lustrous, or colorful in effect or appearance
variegated
1.To change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors; streak
2.To give variety to; make varied
apropos
1.Being at once opportune and to the point
2.At an appropriate time; opportunely
3.With regard to; concerning
propitious
1.Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious
2.Kindly; gracious
mausoleum
1.A large stately tomb or a building housing such a tomb or several tombs
2.A gloomy, usually large room or building
cyclopean
1.Cyclopes like
2.Denoting or relating to cyclopia
2.a developmental abnormality in which there is only one eye
dulcet
1.Pleasing to the ear; melodious
2.Having a soothing, agreeable quality
vernacular
1.The standard native language of a country or locality
2.The idiom of a particular trade or profession
3.The common, nonscientific name of a plant or animal
renaissance
1.A rebirth or revival
misanthropy
1.Hatred or mistrust of humankind
gargantuan
1.Of immense size, volume, or capacity; gigantic
sinuous
1.Characterized by many curves or turns; winding
2.Characterized by supple and lithe movements
3.Not direct; devious
contiguous
1.Sharing an edge or boundary; touching
2.Neighboring; adjacent
concord
1.Harmony or agreement of interests or feelings; accord
2.A treaty establishing peaceful relations
plebeian
1.Of, belonging to, or characteristic of commoners
2.Unrefined or coarse in nature or manner; common or vulgar
3.A member of the lower classes
heinous
1.Grossly wicked or reprehensible; abominable
erudition
1.Deep, extensive learning
2.Knowledge
spurious
1.Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine; false
2.Of illegitimate birth
masochistic
1.The deriving of sexual gratification, or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from being physically or emotionally abused
2.A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences
fulsome
1.Offensively flattering or insincere
2.Offensive to the taste or sensibilities
enervate
1.To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of
2.To remove a nerve or part of a nerve
benignant
1.Favorable; beneficial
2.Kind and gracious
anomalous
1.Deviating from the normal or common order, form, or rule
2.Equivocal, as in classification or nature
ameliorate
1.To make or become better; improve
reconnoiter
1.To make a preliminary inspection of
2.To make a reconnaissance
indefatigable
1.Incapable or seemingly incapable of being fatigued; tireless
eccentricity
1.The quality of being eccentric
2.An example or instance of eccentric behavior
3.Deviation from the normal, expected, or established
egregious
1.Conspicuously bad or offensive
sinecure
1.A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary
pedagogue
1.A schoolteacher; an educator
2.One who instructs in a pedantic or dogmatic manner
indemnity
1.Security against damage, loss, or injury
2.A legal exemption from liability for damages
3.Compensation for damage, loss, or injury suffered
belligerent
1.Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive
2.Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare
3.One that is hostile or aggressive, especially one that is engaged in war
mercurial
1.Having the characteristics of eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, and thievishness
2.Quick and changeable in temperament; volatile
circumscribe
1.To draw a line around; encircle
2.To limit narrowly; restrict
3.To determine the limits of; define
petulant
1.Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered; peevish
2.Contemptuous in speech or behavior
capricious
1.Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable
peremptory
1.Putting an end to all debate or action
2.Not allowing contradiction or refusal; imperative
3.Having the nature of or expressing a command; urgent
phenomenon
1.An occurrence, circumstance, or fact that is perceptible by the senses
2.An unusual, significant, or unaccountable fact or occurrence; a marvel
scurrilous
1.Given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language; foul-mouthed
2.Expressed in vulgar, coarse, and abusive language
sanguine
1.Of the color of blood; red
2.Cheerfully confident; optimistic
nascent
1.Coming into existence; emerging
theorem
1.An idea that has been demonstrated as true or is assumed to be so demonstrable
senescence
1.Growing old; aging
aerated
1.To supply with air or expose to the circulation of air
2.To expose to oxygen, as in the oxygenation of the blood by respiration
3.To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially to charge with carbon dioxide
cacophony
1.Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance
2.The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition, as for poetic effect
recalcitrant
1.Marked by stubborn resistance to and defiance of authority or guidance
2.A recalcitrant person