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animosity
noun

strong dislike; bitter hostility
apathy
noun

lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
apprehensive
adj.

fearful or anxious, especially about the future
commend
verb

to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of
compatible
adj

able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
condolence
noun

an expression of sympathy
consecrate
verb

to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose
decrepit
adj

old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
deride
verb

to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
ingenuous
adj

innocent, simple; frank, sincere
multifarious
adj

having great variety; numerous and diverse
obsolete
adj

out of date, no longer in use
omnivorous
adj

eatingg every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
parsimonious
adj

stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
quandary
noun
a state of perplexity or doubt
recalcitrant
adj

stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
reprisal
noun

an injury done in return for injury
revel
verb

to take great pleasure in

noun

a wild celebration
stultify
verb

to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
suave
adj

smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
allocate
verb

to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute
ardent
adj

very enthusiasti, impassioned
assiduous
adj

persistent, attentive, dilligent
brash
adj

likely to act in a hasty manner; impudent
capricious
adj

suject to whims or passing fancies
chastise
verb

to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
copious
adj

abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
deviate
verb

to turn aside; to stray from a norm;

noun

one who departs from a norm

adj

differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional
emaciated
adj

made unnnaturally thin
exult
verb

to rejoice greatly
gnarled
adj

knotten, twisted, lumpy
indemnity
noun

a payment for damage or loss
inkling
noun

a hint; a vague notion
limpid
adj

clear, transparent; readily understood
omnipotent
adj

almighty, having unlimited power or authority
palatable
adj

agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption
poignant
adj

deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
rancor
noun

bitter resentment or ill-will
sophomoric
adj

immature but oerconfident; conceited
spontaneous
adj

arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance
acquiesce
verb

to accept without protest; to agree or submit
allure
verb

to entice, tempt; to be attractive to

noun

a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
askew
adj, adv

twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
blithe
adj

cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
contentious
adj

quarrelsome, inclined to argue
covet
verb

to desire something belonging to another
crestfallen
adj

discouraged, dejected, downcast
disheveled
adj

rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
exponent
noun

one who advocates, speaks for, explains, interprets

adj

explanatory
garrulous
adj

given to much talking, tediously chatty
insuperale
adj

incapable of being overcome
lamentable
adj

to be regretted or pitied
misnomer
noun

an unsuitable or misapplied name
profess
verb

to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
respite
noun

a period of relief and rest
retribution
noun

repayment; a deserved punishment
sinuous
adj

winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
sonorous
adj

full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
vanguard
noun

the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
wastrel
noun

a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing
allude
verb

to refer to casually or indirectly
clairvoyant
adj

supernaturally perceptive

noun

one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer
conclusive
adj

serving to settle an issue; final
disreputable
adj

not respectble, not esteemed
endemic
adj

native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field
exemplary
adj

worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
fathom
verb

to understand; get to the bottom of; determine the depth of

noun

a measure of depth in water
guile
noun

treacherous cunning, deceit
integrity
noun

honesty, high moral standads, soundness; an unimpaired condition, completeness
itinerary
noun

a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook
misconstrue
verb

to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
obnoxious
adj

highly offensive, arousing strong dislike
placate
verb

to appease, soothe, pacify
placid
adj

calm, peaceful
plagiarism
noun

passing off or using as one's own the writings (or other materials) of another person
potent
adj

powerful; highly effective
pretext
noun

a false reason, deceptive excuse
protrude
verb

to stick out, thrust forth
stark
adj

harsh, unrelieved, desolate; utterly
superficial
adj

on o near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow
agjure
verb

to renounce repudiate under oath; to avoid, shut
acrid
adj

harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
august
adj

majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
callous
adj

emotionally hardened, unfeeling
clandestine
adj

secret, concealed; underhad
compunction
noun

remorse, regret
conflagration
noun

a large destructive fire
elated
adj

in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
indelible
adj

not able to be erased or removed; memorable
indulgent
adj

yielding to the wishes or demands of others
inveterate
adj

firmly establsihed, long-standing; habitual
irrelevant
adj

not to the point, not applicable or pertinent
nocturnal
adj

of or occuring in the night
platitude
noun

a commonplce, stale, or trite remark
quell
verb

to subdue, put down forcibly
agjure
verb

to renounce repudiate under oath; to avoid, shut
acrid
adj

harsh in taste or odor; sharp in manner or temper
august
adj

majestic, inspiring admiration and respect
callous
adj

emotionally hardened, unfeeling
clandestine
adj

secret, concealed; underhad
compunction
noun

remorse, regret
conflagration
noun

a large destructive fire
elated
adj

in high spirits, jubilant; extremely pleased
indelible
adj

not able to be erased or removed; memorable
indulgent
adj

yielding to the wishes or demands of others
inveterate
adj

firmly establsihed, long-standing; habitual
irrelevant
adj

not to the point, not applicable or pertinent
nocturnal
adj

of or occuring in the night
platitude
noun

a commonplce, stale, or trite remark
quell
verb

to subdue, put down forcibly
quiescent
adj

inactive; at rest
ruminate
verb

to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
tacit
adj

unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
tangible
adj

capable of being touched; real, concrete
trenchant
adj

incisive, keen; forceful, effective; cutting, caustic; distinct, clear-cut
antipathy
noun

a strong dislike, hostile feeling
applicable
adj

capable of being applied; relevant, suitable
asset
noun

something of value; a resource; an advantage
beset
verb

to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in;

part.

harassed, troubled; studded
compassion
noun

sympathy for anothe's suffering; pity
decorum
noun

proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
duress
noun

compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
exuberant
adj

high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant
facsimile
noun

an exact copy
imbibe
verb

to drink; to take in; absorb
implacable
adj

not to be satisfied or pacified
infinitesimal
adj

so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute
innocuous
adj

harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
militate
verb

to have effect or force on or against someone or something
patent
noun

exclusive rights over an invention; copyright

verb

to arrange or obain such rights

adj

plain, open to view, copyrighted
prowess
noun

distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
sedate
adj

quiet, settled, sober

verb

to administer a tranquilizer
stentorian
adj

extremely loud
stipulate
verb

to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
ultimatum
noun

a final proposal or statement of conditions
alacrity
noun

a cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action
alleviate
verb

to relieve, make more earable
antithesis
noun

the direct opposite; a sharp contrast
appall
verb

to fill with dismay or horror
bellicose
adj

warlike in manner or temperamen; quarrelsome
disparage
verb

to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue
dissonant
adj

not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
droll
adj

amusingly odd
edict
noun

an order issued by smeone in authority
elucidate
verb

to clarify, explain
laud
verb

to praise
loll
verb

to act in a lazy manner, lounge; to recline, droop
loquacious
adj

talkative, wordy; fond of talking
magnanimous
adj

generous in forgiving, above small meannnesses
mandatory
adj

required, obligatory
nondescript
adj

ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
plegmatic
adj

slow-moving, slugish; unemotional
rescind
verb

to repeal, cancel
vivacious
adj

lively, sprightly, full of energy
whet
verb

to sharpen, make keen or eager
abrasive
adj

causing irritation, harsh; grinding or wearing down

noun

a substance used to smooth or polish
acclimate
verb

to adapt to a new climate, envirnment, or situation
chagrin
noun

irritation or humiliation caused by disappointment or frustration

verb

to cause such a feeling
complacent
adj

self-satisfied; overly content
concur
verb

to express agreement, approve
defamation
noun

slander or libel
explicate
verb

to make plain or clear, explain; to interpret
fracas
noun

a noisy quarrel or brawl
grotesque
adj

unnatural, distorted; bizarre
pandemonium
noun

a wild uproar, din, or commotion
raucous
adj

disagreeably harsh-sounding; disorderly
receptive
adj

open and responsive to ideas or suggestions
renounce
verb

to give up o resign something
repress
verb

to hold back; to put down or check by force
reticent
adj

not inclined to speak; reserved; reluctant
savory
adj

tasty; appetizing; pungent or salty, not sweet; inoffensive, respectable
somnolent
adj

sleepy, drowsy; inducing sleep
vehement
adj

intense, forceful, powerful
voluble
adj

characterized by a ready flow of words
zealous
adj

eger, earnest, devoted