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Amnesty
Official pardon to a large group
Asteroid
One of thousands of small solid bodies that revolve between mars and jupiter
Astral
rel. to stars, starry, visionary, exalted
Avid
craving eagerly, enthusiastic pursuit of
Avarice*
greed, covetousness
*cupidity*
Autopsy
postmortem examination of dead body
CANTANKEROUS
ill-natured, quarrelsome
CLANDESTINE
held in secrecy, secret
CONESCRATE
to make or declare sacred; to devot to a solmn purpose
CULL
to choose, select
something rejected for inferior quality
CULMINATION*
summit, climax, point of highest achievment
*zenith*
CUPIDITY*
greed, excessice desire for wealth
*avarise*
CYNICISM
attitude, contemptuous distrust of human nature and motives
DEBONAIR
gaily charming, light-hearted, nonchalant
DELETE
leave out, eliminate, erase
DOTAGE*
state of feeblemindness, esp. or age
*senility*
EULOGY
high praise, commendatory formal statement
GAIT
manner of walking or moving
JARGON
technical terms of a group, i.e. computer; confused unintelligible language
INDISTINCT
not clearly defined
LUCENT
luminous, glowing with light; clears, marked by clearity or translucence
LUCRATIVE
profitable, producing wealth
MAXIM
proverb, general truth or rule or principle
MEANDER
to ramble; follow a winding course, wander
MISINFORMATION
misleading or untrue information
MOROSE*
sullen, gloomy
*nadir*
NADIR*
lowest point, directly opposite zenith
*morose*
PONDEROUS
heavy; unwieldy because of weightl ponderously dull
PROFANE
not holy, impure, defiled; irreverent
REITERATE
to repeat
REVILE
to scold; to use abusive language towards
REVERBERATE
to echo, reflect, repel, resound; drift back
REVERIE
daydream
SENILITY*
physical and mental infirmity of old age
*dotage*
SLANDER
to defame, malign; to utter damaging words
SUBPOENA
writ commanding you to testify in court
TEPID
lukeworm
VERACITY
truthfulness
VICE
wickedness; moral defect or fault
VOGUE
fashion, popularity
VOLATILE
changeable, fickle; easliy aroused to action; tending to erupt
ZENITH*
summit, highest point
*culmination*