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abate
to make less in amount
adulation
praise or excessive flattery
anathema
an object of intense dislike
astute
shrewd, crafty
avarice
a greedy desire
culpable
deserving blame
diliatory
tending to delay
egregious
conspicuous
equivocate
to speak in a way allowing for more than 1 interpretation
evanescent
vanishing
irresolute
unable to make up one's mind
nebulous
cloudlike
novice
a beginner
penury
extreme poverty
pretentious
done for show
recapitulate
to review a series of facts
resuscitate
to revive
slovenly
untidy, dirty
supposition
something that is assumed
torpid
inactive, sluggish
accrue
to grow over time
annotation
critical note
bedlam
a state of uproar
covert
hidden
debonair
pleasant, courteous
dun
to demand a payment
efficacious
effective
equanimity
clamness
fortuitous
accidental
gist
the essential part
gratuitous
freely given
imperious
overbearing, arrogant
invective
strong denunciation
motley
showing great variety
munificent
extremely generous
procrastinate
to delay
provocative
tending to produce strong feeling
recondite
exceeding ordinary knowledge
reprobate
a depraved, vicious person
sedentary
characterized by sitting
abstemious
moderate, sparing
censurable
deserving correction
contingent
likely to happen, depending on uncertain events
corroborate
to confirm
denizen
an inhabitant
discursive
nomadic
disseminate
to scatter
dowdy
poorly dressed
florid
highly colored
foist
to impose by fraud
gauche
awkward in society
heresy
opinion different from accepted beliefs
inculcate
to impress on the mind by repetition
palpable
touchable
perceptive
having sympathy
pernicious
extremely harmful
salient
leaping, jumping
satiate
to satisfy completely
sear
to make dry
specious
deceptive
absolve
to clear from blame
caricature
a picture where objects parts are exagerated
clangor
loud ringing sound
contiguous
side by side
cupidity
eager desire for something
deleterious
harmful
enhance
to raise to a higher degree
enthrall
to captivate
extenuate
to lesson the seriousness of something
implicit
implied though unexpressed
incisive
sharp, keen
ostentatious
showy
paragon
model of excellence
paraphrase
to restate
politic
prudent
prosaic
dull
redundant
extra
sanctimonious
making a show of virtue
scintillating
sparkling
winsome
charming
abet
to assist
aver
to affirm
blatant
noisy in an offensive way
broach
to begin to talk about
buttress
to support
carousal
noisy revelry
collate
to compare critically
connoisseur
an expert
disconsolate
deeply unhappy
encumber
weigh down
foment
to promote trouble
grisly
fightful
herculean
great strength
impassive
showing no feeling
inauspicious
unfavorable
incontrovertible
unquestionable
nonplussed
puzzled
opportune
suitable for a purpose
prolific
abundantly productive
rejoinder
reply to a reply
amenable
willing to follow advice
berate
to scold sharpely
carnage
large scale loss of life
credulous
too ready to believe
criterion
a rule, test
deplete
to diminish greatly
expatiate
to expand on
extraneous
coming from the outside
inception
the start
infirmity
a weakness
jejune
lacking in nutritive value
obdurate
stubborn
potpourri
a mixture
precocious
showing unusual early development
sadistic
delighting in cruelty
sententious
self righteous
supplicate
to beg earnestly
surfeit
an excess
tortuous
winding, twisted
turgid
swollen