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abnegation
self sacrifice
accolade
award of merit
affidavit
written statement under oath
anathema
solemn curse
atavism
genetic reoccurrence after several generations
besmirch
soil, defile
despot
harsh, authoritarian ruler
fracus
brawl
gambit
opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed
impetuous
hasty
impinge
collide with
inalienable
not to be taken away; nontransferable
sagacious
perceptive
trite
hackneyed, commonplace
unanimity
complete agreement
anthropomorphic
having human form or characteristics
baroque
highly ornate
bohemian
uncoventional, in an artistic way
chauvinist
blindly devoted patriot
consonance
harmony, agreement
debunk
expose as false
deprecate
express disapproval of
enmity
ill will, hatred
ensconce
settle comfortable
erroneous
mistaken, wrong
erudite
scholarly
libretto
text of an opera
lilliputian
extremely small
malfeasance
wrong doing
ostensible
apparent, pretended
xenophobia
fear or hatred of anything foreign or diverse
witticism
witty saying; wisecrack
vestige
trace; remains
verisimilitude
appearance of truth
subjugate
conquer, bring under control
serpentine
winding; twisting
schism
division; split
repugnant
loathsome
respite
interval of relief; time for rest; delay of punishment
maladroit
clumsy; bungling
insinuate
to imply
expatriate
exile, withdrawn from native land
fecundity
fertility; fruitfulness
feign
pretend
chimerical
fantastically improbably; highly unrelaistic
chargrin
vexation caused by humilitation or hurt pride
chicanery
trickery; deception
contentious
quarrelsome
deference
courteous regard for another's wish
surreptitious
secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
diatribe
bitter scolding
egregious
notorious
eclectic
composed of elments drawn from disparate sources
edify
instruct;correct morally
filial
pertaining to a son or a daughter
valedictory
pertaining to farewell
furlough
leave of absence; vacation granted to a civil servant or soldier
stodgy
stuffy; boringly conservative
obsequious
slavishly attentive; serville; sycophantic
mercurial
capricious; changing; fickle