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abhorrence
a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination
adroit (maybe)
expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body
allege
to assert without proof
antagonistic
acting in opposition; opposing, esp. mutually
ardor
great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion
avail
to be of use or value to; profit; advantage
bane
a person or thing that ruins or spoils
bombastic
high-sounding; high-flown; inflated; pretentious
candor
the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness
capitulate
to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms
chasm
a yawning fissure or deep cleft in the earth's surface; gorge
complicity
the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing
dearth
an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack
deplete
to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of
deride
to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock
dissimulate
to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble
ebb
the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea
enmity
a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism
enthrall
to captivate or charm
evolve
to develop gradually
exhort
to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently
feign
to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of
fervent
having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent
fortitude
mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously
garrulous
excessively talkative in a rambling, roundabout manner, esp. about trivial matters
glean
to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit
guise
general external appearance; aspect; semblance
harangue
a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe
illicit
not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful
impetuous
of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive
incendiary
used or adapted for setting property on fire
innocuous
not harmful or injurious; harmless
insuperable
incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted
inure
to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually fol. by to)
languish
to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade
laxity
the state or quality of being lax; looseness
lilt
rhythmic swing or cadence
malice
desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness
mar
to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil
meander
to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course
militant
vigorously active and aggressive, esp. in support of a cause
morose
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood
muddle
to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble
myriad
a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things
obviate
to anticipate and prevent or eliminate (difficulties, disadvantages, etc.) by effective measures; render unnecessary
oscillate
to swing or move to and fro, as a pendulum does
palatable
acceptable or agreeable to the palate or taste; savory
pallid
pale; faint or deficient in color; wan
parley
a discussion or conference
parry
to ward off (a thrust, stroke, weapon, etc.), as in fencing; avert
patronize
to give (a store, restaurant, hotel, etc.) one's regular patronage; trade with
Perpetuate
to preserve from extinction or oblivion
Peruse
to read through with thoroughness or care
Pervade
to become spread throughout all parts of
Petulant
moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, esp. over some trifling annoyance
Plaintive
expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful
Precipitate
to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly
Promontory
a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland
Proxy
the agency, function, or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another
Pugnacious
inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative
qualm
an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct; compunction
raucous
harsh; strident; grating
reciprocal
given or felt by each toward the other; mutual
referendum
the principle or practice of referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection
remorse
deep and painful regret for wrongdoing; compunction
repudiate
to reject as having no authority or binding force
rote
routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure
Rout
a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder; any overwhelming defeat
Ruminate
to chew the cud
Scoff
to speak derisively; mock; jeer
Scrutinize
to examine in detail with careful or critical attention
Sedulous
diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous
Sentient
having the power of perception by the senses; conscious
Slovenly
untidy or unclean in appearance or habits
stolid
not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive
subjugate
to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master
superfluous
being more than is sufficient or required; excessive
supplicate
to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition
trepidation
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation
unscathed
not scathed; unharmed; uninjured
venerate
to regard or treat with reverence; revere
veritable
being truly or very much so
wield
to exercise (power, authority, influence, etc.), as in ruling or dominating