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carping
tending to find fault with; nagging criticism,
arrogate
to claim or take without right
belabor
to work on excessively; to thrash soundly, overwork
acquisitive
able to get and retain ideas or inf; concerned with aquiring wealth or property
banal
hackneyed, trite, commonplace; stale, insipid
coherent
holding or sticking together, making a logical whole,connected, unified
insatiable
so great or demanding as not to be satified; unquenchable, voracious ravenous
germane
relevant, appropriate, fitting, pertinent
congeal
to change from a solid to a liquid, solidify, harden, coagulate,
encomium
a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute, panegyric, euology, commendation
eschew
to avoid, shun, keep away from, forgo,
emulate
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model, copy, mimic, rival
intransigent
refusing to comprimise, irreconcilable
invidious
hateful, offensive; causing bitterness and resentment; malicious, pejorative
reconnaissance
a survery for military purposes; preliminary inspection or examination
largesse
generosity in giving, bountiful or lavish contributions, bounty, liberality
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet; not talkative, uncommunitive
substantiate
to prove, establish with evidence, verify, confirm, authenticate
temporize
to stall in order to gain time, avoid confrontation, postpone a decision
tenable
capable to being held or defended maintainable, defensible
accost
to approach and speak to first, to confront in an aggressive or challenging way
celerity
swiftness; rapidity of motion or action, promptness, speed
animadversion
a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval; rebuke, reproof
avid
desirous or something to the point of greed; intensely eager, enthusiastic, grasping
devious
straying from a direct course, done in an underhanded or shifty way
brackish
a salty unpleasant taste to drink, briny, saline
gambit
the opening move in chess, to risk a piece in order to gain advantage later on, stratagem, maneuver,
incendiary
deliberately causing fires, causing strife or rebellion, arsonist, provacative,
histrionic
pertaining to actors and their techniques, theatrical,melodramatic,
maelstrom
a whirlpool of great size and violence, a situation resembling a whirlpool, vortex, turbulence, chaos,
halcyon
a legendary bird with the kingfisher, relating to happy, golden, peaceful, tranquil, serene
myopic
nearsighted, lacking a broad realistic view of a situation, shortsighted
talisman
an object that serves as a charm believed to have powers, an amulet, fetish,
undulate
to move in waves or in a wave like motion, or appearance or form, ripple, fluctuate,
propriety
that state of being proper, standards of what is socially acceptable
overt
open not hidden, easily recognized, menifest, patent
pejorative
tending to make worse, derogatory, disparagement,
sacrilege
improper or disrespectful treatment of something sacred
suppliant
asking humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
summarily
without delay or formaility, breif or concise
cavort
to romp or prance around, make merry, gambol
decry
to condemn, express strong disapproval, depreciate, denounce, davalue
distraught
very agitated, or upset as a result of emotional conflict
articulate
to pronounce distinctly, expressed clearly and forcefull, elucidate, eloquent
credence
belief, mental acceptance
dissemble
to disguise or congeal, giver a false impression, dissimulate, mask,
nefarious
wicked, depraved, reprehensible, inquitous
piquant
stimulating to the taste or mind, spicey, purgent, tangy, zesty
murky
dark and gloomy, obscure, dim cloudy, unclear, lacking in clarity
eulogy
a formal statement of commendation, or praise, panegyric, encomium, tribute
evince
to display clearly , to make evident, exhibit, manifest
feckless
lacking in spirit and strength, ineffective, weak, feeble, incompetent
exhume
to remove from a grave, to bring to light, disinter, unearth, uncover,
primordial
developed or created at the beginning, going back to ancient times, earliest stage, fundamental, basic,
utopian
founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world, impractical, idealistic
verdant
green in tint or color, immature in experience, or judgement, artless, naive,
viscous
haivng a gluely quality, lacking in easy movement, gummy, sticky, watery,
propinquity
nearness in place or time, kinship, proximity
verbiage
language that is too wordy, a manner of expression, verbosity, diction, jargon,
unwonted
not usual or expected, not in character, unsual, uncommon, unexpected,