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to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
abrogate
a small group working in secret
cabal
limp, not firm, lacking vigor or effectiveness, soft, flabby
flaccid
dying, on the way out, obsolescent
moribund
one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead, a magician or wizard, sorcerer, conjurer
necromancer
to become weak, feeble, or dull, to droop, to be depressed, to suffer neglect, fade
languish
the lowest point, rock bottom
nadir
(v) to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody
sequester
to take up and support; to become attached to; adopt; to marry
espouse
(v) to get rid of something unwanted, delete, to sift through to obtain what is desirable, to remove the chaft from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on; fan
winnow
(adj.) living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others
gregarious
to insert between other parts or things, to present as an addition or correction
interpolate
(adj.) equivalent, having the same meaning, value or effect, indistinguishable from
tantamount
loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintergration or wearing away, fragments that result from any destruction
detritus
extremely difficult to understand; occult, arcane
abstruse
a false rumor; fabricated story
canard
extremely difficult to understand, occult, arcane
abstruse
regretful for some misdeed or sin; plagued by a sense of guilt; remorseful, rueful
contrite
the center of attraction, attention or interest; something that serves to guide or direct, focus
cynosure
the power to produce a desired result; effectiveness, potency, reliability
efficacy
to bring into existence, give rise to, produce; to come into existence, assume form, generate
engender
light, airy, delicate, highly refined, suggesting what is heavenly; celestial
ethereal
revolting in an unnatural or morbid way; suggestive or someone who robs graves or otherwise preys on the dead
ghoulish
a crafty, scheming or uderhanded action designed to accomplish some (usually evil) end
machination
blissful, rendering or making blessed
beatific
harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant
cacophonous
a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
coup
a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute
euphemism
to deny, contradict, controvert, to dispute, oppose
gainsay
a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay
moratorium
dry, shrunken and wrinkled, withered, shriveled
wizened
an opening or hole, gap, orifice
aperture
a difference of opinion; discontent, disagreement
dissidence
open to or capable or change, fickle, changeable, variable
mutable
a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission; deference, homage, respect, honor
obeisance
formal or elaborate praise; a tribute, testimonial
panegyric
a woefully meager allowance, wage or portion, trifle
pittance
angelic, heavenly, celestial, cherubic
seraphic
to proclaim or issue officially; to make known far and wide, announce
promulgate
wickedness, sin, a grossly immortal act, evil crime
iniquity
a loafer
flaneur
a trinket
gewgaw
a love letter
billet-doux
meaningless speech
psittacism
a conceited foolish dandy
coxcomb
an imaginary wild animal
bandersnatch
regretful to one's sins or mistakes; one who is sorry for wrongdoing
penitent
to engage in reconnaissance; to make a preliminary inspection
reconnoiter
to kill or destroy a large part of
decimate
to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value
attenuate
one who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, imposter or quack
charlatan
a beginner, novice, one with little or no background or skill
tyro
shining, radiant, resplendent
refulgent
harshly; abusive, severely scolding; insulting
vituperative
a pretentious display or knowledge; overly rigid attention to rules and details
pedantry
not easily excited; emotionally steady, serene, unruffled
imperturbable
a suddenn outburst; a spasm, convulsing
paroxysm
secret agreement or cooperation, conspiracy, plot, cahoots
collusion
a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an amateurish, trifling way; amateur
dilettante
small or trivial details, trifling matters,
minutiae
vulgarly abusive language, foul language
billingsgate
having the appearance or form of a moss
musciform
dubious; shady; disreputable; of questionable taste or morality
louche
the magical ability to to assume the form and characteristics of a wolf
lycanthropy
a false report; rumor
furphy