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tainted
Contaminated; Corrupt
sumptuous
lavish;rich
ogle
to make eyes at; glance with interest
mores
customs
inhibit
prohibit; restrain
temper
to moderate; town down or restrain; toughen (steel)
trident
three-pronged spear
vanguard
forerunners; advance forces
yoke
join together; unite the instrument
molt
to shed or cast off hair or feathers
misconstrue
misjudge; interpet incorrectly
petrify
cause fear; turn to stone
revile
slander; vilify
vacuous
empty; inane
utopia
imaginary land that is perfect
adversary
opponent
aviary
enclosure for birds
clavicle
collarbone
facsimile
copy, likeness
liquidate
clearup; kill
brackish
somewhat salty (H20)
Cache
hiding place; supply store of goods
deducible
derived by reasoning
erratic
unpredictable; odd
intricate
complex, tangled
mangy
shabby, wretched
placate
appease; pacify
simian
monkey-like
tantamount
equal to, very much like
wry
twisted/numerous twist
knell
tolling-sound- of a bell esp. for a funeral
infantile
childish (bad connotation)
goad
urge on
embargo
ban on commerce or other activity
cataract
great waterfall, eye abnormally
empathy
to feel like someone else
conception
understanding; idea
mediate
to go or come between parties
paranoid
condition of being, too afraid
regurgitation
to bring up food, vomit
assimilate
make alike; absorb
artifice
trick; craft; skillfull contriving
seceded
withdraw; broke away from
innovation
something new, new device
protract
prolong, extend
inkling
a small hint or feeling
acumen
keenness of mind, sharpness
alms
food, money given to the poor
stigma
marked in a bad way, bad reputation
towdry
tasteless, cheap
creed
a statement of faith; belief
congenital
existing at birth
detonation
explosion
thwart
baffle; frustrate; prevent
fortnight
14 days; two weeks
beseech
to beg urgently; implore
pneumatic
air, wind, pertaining to lung
antecedent
that which goes before, a noun to which a pronoun refers
manifest
clearly- apparent
sabbath
day of rest; sunday
hierarchy
a system of rank in order of importance
vacillate
to sway or waver; to be indecisive
sardonic
scornful, bitterly mocking
didactic
to teach (too much) usually
fiasco
a complete ridiculous failure
tchotchke
knickknack; trinket
lampoon
to ridicule; to satirize; the satire
titan(ic)
a giant, one of great power or ability
deus ex machina
"god from a machine;" a quick ending to end a work
schism
a split; a division
hodgepodge
a diverse mixture
kaput
finished; washed up; done for
redundant
excessive; not needed; superfluous
bonanza
a rich find; a great yield
savoir faire
"to know how to do;" ability to act appropriatly
trauma
wound; injury; emotional scarring
escalate
increase; build up
tycoon
wealthy; powerful; business man; powerful leader
grisly
causing horror; gruesome; ghastly
javial
merry; joyful
meander
to drift; twist and turn
forensic
related to the law or judical procedure; ability to speak in public
vernacular
native; domestic language
momentuous
of great importance
testy
irritable; quick-tempered
cum laude
with praise; honor
magna- high honors
summa- highest
status quo
present condition
sibling
brother/sister
cavalier
gentleman
charisma
charm; people appeal; personal magnatism
austere
severe; stern
superficial
on the surface; not real; shallow
supple
soft in texture; flexible
swath
a row; strip; sweep of a scythe
eminent
prominent; famous; well-known
apprehension
fear, dread
askew
crookedly, at an angle
vegetate
to live in a monotonous way
upshot
outcome, result
tempo
speed of music
annul
to make void
deft
quick but sure skilled
ozure
blue of a clear sky
bestow
to give gift; charity
invert
to upside down; or inside out
Amorous
loving
Censor
person who reads to eliminate innappropriate remarks; editor
Armada
A fleet of worships
Maternal
Motherly
Rescind
to cancel; take back in order or law